Roderick is an international grandmaster of indirect tax, with an extremely busy tax commercial practice pursued in the UK, across Europe and also in Australia. He is an accomplished and elegant public speaker with the ability to disarm almost any resistance with his simple and clear propositions. In Europe, he appears on VAT and related matters in all courts, including the Supreme Court (previously the House of Lords) and before the European Court of Justice. Roderick has been involved in countless important appeals and has had considerable influence in development of the law. One notable success before the House of Lords in 2001 was Card Protection Plan. In Australia, Roderick has practiced in the middle of GST right from the very beginning. He appeared for the Commissioner in the seminal HP Mercantile litigation in 2005 (which he won). Roderick has also been involved in a range of other important GST cases, including Luxottica, Travelex, Qantas and AP Group. He is co-author (with Pier Parisi) of the textbook Australian GST Cases- Decisions and Commentary (2012). There is hardly any zone of the GST law that he has not advised extensively on.
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