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Melanie Baker SC
Melanie Baker SC

LLB (Hons) (Melb), BSc, MTax (UNSW), CTA

Admitted to Practice:

Signed Victorian Bar Roll:

Appointed as KC/SC:

28 April 2003

20 May 2010

3 November 2022

Room 923

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.

Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation

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