BEc, LLB (Hons) (Mon), LLM (Melb)
Admitted to Practice:
Signed Victorian Bar Roll:
3 May 1993
18 November 2010
(03) 9225 7538
(03) 9225 7222 (Clerk)
0466 090 374
Stephen is a specialist in taxation law and tax dispute resolution. He has a Master of Laws from the University of Melbourne, majoring in tax law, a Bachelor of Economics and a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from Monash University.
He practised in taxation for many years as part of the tax team at the Australian Government Solicitor. Stephen moved to the Legal Services Branch of the Australian Taxation Office in 2009, before joining the Bar in 2010.
Since joining the Bar, Stephen has acted for both the Commissioner and for the taxpayer in complex tax appeal cases. Recent such cases include: Mayhew v CoT  AATA 130, RV Investments (Aust) Pty Ltd v CoT  FCA 1169 and Kocharyan v Commissioner of Taxation  FCA 13.
Stephen has extensive experience in commercial and administrative review litigation, particularly complex debt and insolvency cases in the Supreme and Federal Courts. Recent such cases include: Australia DIS Pty Ltd v DCT  VSC 331, Roberts v DCT  FCA 1108;  FCA 238 and DCT v Vasiliades  FCA 1250 (as junior to Peter Hanks QC);  FCA 412;  FCA 854;  FCA 957.