Owen Dixon Chambers West
(03) 9225 6717
(03) 9225 7222 (Clerk)
LLB (Hons) (Melb), BSc, MTax (UNSW), CTA
Admitted to Practice:
Signed Victorian Bar Roll:
28 April 2003
20 May 2010
Melanie Baker has practised in tax for over 15 years. As a barrister, she regularly advises, and appears on behalf of, taxpayers and the Commissioner of Taxation, as either sole or junior counsel. Before joining the Victorian Bar in 2010, she was a senior associate in the tax group of Allens Arthur Robinson (now Allens Linklaters). Melanie was also a senior fellow of the University of Melbourne when she taught in the university’s postgraduate tax program.
Melanie is experienced in dealing with all stages of taxation audits and disputes across a range of tax issues, including transfer pricing, consolidations, debt-equity, Part IVA, R&D, the taxation of trusts, and GST. Melanie is also experienced in alternative dispute resolution, having represented parties in early neutral evaluations, conciliations and mediations.
Melanie is a Chartered Tax Adviser with the Tax Institute and is a member of a number of the Tax Institute’s technical sub-committees. Melanie was also awarded the Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Prize for the best postgraduate student in the Taxation of Corporate Finance, while completing her Master of Tax.