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Representative proceedings in the Federal Court, test case funding and settlement guidelines for aggressive tax schemes


Part IVA of the Federal Court of Australia Act 1976 provides for representative proceedings to be commenced in the Federal Court. This paper examines the legislation and associated case law, and addresses issues raised.

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Rashelle Seiden CTA
As a revenue law specialist, Rashelle focuses on tax litigation, including tax appeals, administrative review, recovery proceedings and tax-related criminal proceedings. In addition, she advises and represents clients in matters concerning administrative law, trusts, corporate and commercial law, bankruptcy and insolvency. Rashelle has appeared in many high-profile cases in the High Court of Australia, the Federal Court of Australia and the NSW Court of Appeal. In 2013, she was appointed Senior Counsel for the State of NSW. Rashelle was listed in the Doyle’s Guide 2016 as a Recommended Taxation Senior Counsel, and a Leading Taxation Senior Counsel in 2017. Rashelle is also a Principal Member, and member of the Appeal Panel, of the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal. - Current at 09 February 2018
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