LLB (Hons) (Melb), BSc, MTax (UNSW), CTA
Admitted to Practice:
Signed Victorian Bar Roll:
28 April 2003
20 May 2010
Owen Dixon Chambers West
(03) 9225 6717
(03) 9225 7222 (Clerk)
Melanie Baker has practised in tax for almost 20 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 is also a senior fellow of the University of Melbourne where she co-lectures the course “Tax Litigation” 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, GST and state taxes. 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 has been a member of a number of the Tax Institute’s technical sub-committees.