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The Commissioner as a litigant - the Pacific Exchange case.

Publication date: 22 Oct 09 | Source: WEEKLY TAX BULLETIN

Issue: No 43 2009

Pages: pp. 1872-1875


The Commissioner has for quite some years relied on in-house officers to fulfil functions in litigation. This is something also seen with other Commonwealth and State departments, and to some extent with corporates. Pacific Exchange is an important call for safeguards to ensure professional distance is maintained where there is no external solicitor on the record.

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David Marks QC CTA
David is a commercial Silk at the Queensland Bar, practising principally in tax. He has a broader practice in commercial litigation, trusts and estates, and administrative law. He contributes to the life of the profession through his committee work for The Tax Institute and other professional bodies. He is a Chartered Tax Adviser and a registered Trust and Estate Practitioner. He received The Tax Institute’s Meritorious Service Award in 2013. David serves on the disciplinary panel of an international practitioner association. - Current at 26 June 2019
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