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Kathryn is a tax lawyer specialising in state taxes (stamp duty, land tax) and tax audits and litigation (income tax, stamp duty, payroll tax and land tax).
She advises corporations on the implications of various state taxes including transfer duty, landholder duty, payroll tax and land tax as well as on all aspects of a dispute including reviews, audits, ADR and litigation.
Kathryn has managed small teams, and worked as part of larger teams on significant taxation litigation matters in the Federal Court of Australia. She has also acted for clients in proceedings in the Supreme Court of Victoria, the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal and the South Australian Civil and Administrative Tribunal including appearing in ADR and instructing counsel in ADR and at hearings.
Acting for the Australian subsidiary of a major global information technology group in relation to an Australian Taxation Office audit of the subsidiary’s Australian operations.
Acting for an Australian subsidiary of a major global manufacturing group in relation to an Australian Taxation Office Large Business Audit.
Acted in valuation dispute with the Valuer-General in SACAT.
In 2014, acted for the Law Institute of Victoria in relation to Supreme Court proceedings concerning the LIV’s payroll tax status.
Acted in the takeover of a listed trust holding significant land assets in five Australian jurisdictions in relation to stamp duty.
Advised on stamp duty implications of a major internal restructure, including applying for corporate reconstruction relief.
Recognised as a leading lawyer in tax
Special counsel of the year (finalist)
Recognised in tax law
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