Published on 17 Oct 12
by NATIONAL DIVISION, THE TAX INSTITUTE
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.
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
Andrew has been a barrister since 2002 and took silk in 2016. He is very experienced in trials, arbitrations and appeals in taxation and commercial law. He also has a broad ranging advice and alternative dispute resolution practice including having appeared on many occasions in Early Neutral Evaluations and before the ATO’s GAAR Panel in substantial revenue related disputes. In the resource tax field he has appeared in numerous petroleum rent resource tax trials and appeals as well as in cases concerning capital allowances and the research and development tax incentive. His commercial practice has encompassed many resource related disputes including arbitrations concerning FPSO contracts and tax indemnities, offtake agreements, health and safety issues, disputes between joint venturers, engineering and construction disputes, reservoir management and disputes about royalties. As trial counsel he has cross-examined expert witnesses on subjects including valuation, accounting, science, engineering, economics, building and construction, medicine and health and safety.
- Current at
04 September 2019