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Jane Forsyth

QUALIFICATIONS  
ADMITTED  1998    BAR  2000

PHONE  9225 7999
MOBILE  0417 775 324
EMAIL  janeforsyth@vicbar.com.au

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Administrative Law
  • Bankruptcy and Insolvency
  • Commercial Law
  • Corporations
  • Superannuation
  • Taxation Law

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Experience

Prior to signing the Bar Roll in 2000, Jane was a Solicitor at Mallesons Stephen Jaques in their Banking and Finance Group. At the Bar, Jane has developed a practice in taxation law, bankruptcy, corporate law and administrative law.

Jane has been briefed as junior counsel in a number of significant tax audits both for the ATO and taxpayer. She has advised with respect to the application of anti-avoidance provisions in the Income Tax and GST Acts. She has attended s.264 interviews and advised with respect to findings of fact and potential criminal liability. Jane has appeared in AAT tax review proceedings and tax appeals in the Federal Court and director penalty proceedings in the Supreme Court. In 2010, Jane spent a year working as a National Technical Advisor/Principal Litigator in the Recovery section of the Legal Services Branch at the ATO. There, her focus was complex bankruptcy issues, mareva injunctions, contested tax recovery proceedings and unfair preference actions (and mediations) and wind ups under the Corporations Law.

Jane is a past Committee Member of the Women Barristers' Association, the Equality Before the Law Committee and the Tax Bar Association.