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Preparing for tax disputes paper


In this paper, John de Wijn and Andrew Broadfoot cover:

  • how to prepare for a dispute
  • what a Tax Manager should think about before going to senior counsel
  • what the court’s perspective is likely to be
  • reflections on cases and steps that could have been taken to avoid adverse outcomes.

Author profiles

Andrew Broadfoot QC
Andrew Broadfoot is and has been a barrister in Melbourne since 2002. He appears in and advises on trials and appeals in taxation, commercial and administrative law. He frequently appears both in trials and appeals for taxpayers and also for the Commissioner of Taxation. He has also been involved in numerous disputes, both for taxpayers and for the Commissioner of Taxation, which have settled through alternative dispute resolution processes. - Current at 15 October 2012
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John de Wijn QC CTA - Life
John de Wijn, graduated from Monash University in 1974 with a Bachelor of Jurisprudence and a Bachelor of Law (Hons). In 1978, he obtained a Master of Philosophy from the University of Southampton having completed a thesis on international tax. After practising as a solicitor for about nine years, John came to the Vic Bar in 1984 and took silk in 1997. He has practised predominantly in revenue law. - Current at 01 July 2015
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This was presented at 2012 National Resources Tax Conference .

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Preparing for tax disputes

Author(s):  John W DE WIJN,  Andrew BROADFOOT

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