Published on 01 Aug 05
by "TAXATION IN AUSTRALIA" JOURNAL ARTICLE
The passing of Sir Harry Gibbs in late June has been widely recognised by the obituaries recording his distinguished service to the nation as a barrister (1939 - 1961), a Member of the Faculty of Law, University of Queensland (1954 -1967), a judge of the Supreme Court of Queensland (1961 - 1967), and the Federal Court of Bankruptcy and the Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory (1967 - 1970), Justice of the High Court (1970 - 1981) and Chief Justice of Australia (1981 - 1987).
David is admitted to practice in New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria, the Northern Territory, the Australian Capital Territory, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and the Courts of Dubai International
Financial Centre. He was first appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1986 and holds that office in all the above Australian jurisdictions. He currently practices in Sydney (Ground Floor Wentworth Chambers) and Brisbane (Sir Harry Gibbs Chambers) with a principal focus on revenue law generally. He has acted for Commonwealth and State Governments as well as individuals and corporations. He has had a long connection with the Taxation Institute of Australia including being its President from 1993 to 1995 and President of the Asia Oceania Tax Consultants Association from 1996 to 2000.
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