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The High Court’s approach to taxation special leave applications


While there is no one factor that ensures success in a High Court special leave application, a tax issue with "wide-spread application" significantly increases the chances of the application being granted. Counsel who are able to frame the matter in these terms are then much more likely to be successful.

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Paul McNab CTA
Photo of author, Paul MCNAB Paul is a Partner and solicitor in the Tax Controversy practice in PwC Sydney. Paul has more than thirty years of taxation experience and has published and spoken on a wide range of taxation issues throughout that period. Over the last 20 years he has had extensive experience in assisting clients understand the tax risks they face and manage their interactions with the ATO. His client base includes some of Australia and the world's largest multinationals and the information technology and telecommunications sectors are particularly heavily represented. His work has included planning for and review of significant transactions (including business value chain transformations), assistance with the assessment and disclosure of tax risk to statutory auditors, management of audits by the ATO and negotiation of settlements and the preparation and conduct of litigation. - Current at 23 February 2017
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David Schultz
David works for PricewaterhouseCoopers. - Current at 01 February 2012


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