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Michael Wells
Michael Wells

LLB (Hons) LLM, MTax

Admitted to Practice:

Signed Victorian Bar Roll:

4 December 2009

14 September 2018

Floor 7

Wentworth Selborne Chambers

(02) 8224 3036

0411 341 153

Michael practises in commercial and public law, and specialises in tax and revenue law. He accepts briefs to advise and appear in relation to all state and federal taxes including income tax, international tax, GST, superannuation, stamp duty and payroll tax, and has a particular interest in corporate tax. He is a reporter for the Australian Tax Reports and Commonwealth Law Reports, and reports tax decisions of state courts and tribunals, the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, Federal Court and High Court.


Prior to coming to the Bar, Michael was a research associate at the Federal Court, an associate to the Hon J L B Allsop AO (then President of the NSW Court of Appeal), completed Masters of Laws and Taxation at the University of Sydney and practised as a solicitor in the tax investigations and disputes teams at Allens and Herbert Smith Freehills. He has advised Australian and foreign entities in complex and single issue tax audits and litigation, and is familiar with the objection, review and appeal procedures in Part IVC and cognate state legislation, as well as requests for information, legal professional privilege claims and settlement negotiations.


Michael is a member of the Australian Bar Association Taxation Committee, Law Council of Australia Business Law Section Taxation Committee and Tax Institute Dispute Resolution Technical Committee. He is also a member of the International Fiscal Association and fellow of the Tax Institute. He has been appointed to the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Tax Advisor List.

Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation

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