Kathryn Bertram > Johnson Winter & Slattery > Melbourne, Australia > Lawyer Profile

Johnson Winter & Slattery

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Kathryn specialises in tax risk management (including reviews, audits, ADR and litigation) and state taxes (transfer duty, landholder duty, corporate reconstruction relief, windfall gains tax, land tax and state tax due diligence).

Kathryn has advised on disputes in relation to land tax, payroll tax, transfer duty, valuations, losses, capital gains tax, the General Anti Avoidance Rule (Part IVA), transfer pricing, permanent establishments and the R&D tax incentive.

Kathryn has managed teams of lawyers, and worked as a member of teams, on large taxation litigation matters in the Federal Court of Australia, the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, the Supreme Court of Victoria, the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal and the South Australian Civil and Administrative Tribunal, including appearing herself and instructing counsel in ADR and at hearings.

Alongside her tax work, Kathryn is joint pro bono partner. She has played a central leadership role in driving the firm’s national practice which supports low income, disadvantaged and marginalised people in the Australian community and the organisations that support them. In only two years, our practice achieved 48 pro bono hours per lawyer, exceeding the national pro bono target – a process that is usually expected to take five years.


Member of the SRO/LIV Liaison Committee


Master of Laws, University of Melbourne 
Bachelor of Laws (Hons), La Trobe University 
Bachelor of Commerce, La Trobe University

Lawyer Rankings

Australia > Tax

Johnson Winter & Slattery combines active transactional and commercial tax advice with a strong record in tax disputes and controversies, working with listed companies and multinationals, alongside regularly collaborating with leading UK and US tax practices on cross-border issues. The practice was bolstered by the arrival of corporate tax specialist Alison Haines to the Melbourne office from an in-house position in early 2021. Melbourne-based practice head Stewart Grieve  is focused on tax disputes and audits, with a number of multinational clients, while Sydney’s Prashanth Kainthaje advises on corporate and financing transactions, with expertise in state and federal taxation. Also in Sydney, Andy Milidoni advises on transfer pricing, superannuation and trust mandates, while the vastly experienced Richard Gelski continues as a consultant, advising on corporate structures and cross-border investments. Melbourne’s Kathryn Bertram  handling stamp duty, land tax and the associated disputes.