HINES, Michael

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HINES, Michael

Areas of Practice

  • Administrative Law
  • Banking and Finance
  • Commercial
  • Constitutional
  • Copyright
  • Credit
  • Equity/Equitable Relief/Trusts
  • Family Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • International/ Conflicts of Law
  • Patent
  • Probate, Wills, Part IV
  • Property Law
  • Superannuation
  • Taxation

Michael Hines is an experienced advocate, having appeared mainly in the superior courts. Recently, he appeared as Counsel before the High Court in the well known case, Kennon v Spry (2008) 238 CLR 366.

A large part of his practice consists of advising and drawing documents.

He is a past director of the Trustee of the Victorian Bar Superannuation Fund.

He is the author of numerous publications, for example, a loose-leaf service, 'Stamp Duties Victoria' (LBC), is a presenter at many seminars, and has taught Post Graduate Tax subjects at the University of Melbourne

Some of his articles and papers are as follows:

Taxation of Payments of Damages and Compensation

Tax Implications of Litigation

The Impact of Capital Gains Tax on Damages

Drawing the Veil Over Taxation Advice Given by Accountants

Resisting Disclosure in Tax Matters

Stamp Duty Update

State Taxes: The New Landholder Regime

Testamentary Disputes

Testamentary Trusts

Appeals in Family Law Property Cases

Family Law and Discretionary Trusts

'Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation.'


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