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John, Phillip and Michael Dever provide trusted advice and recommendations based on meritocracy, suitability to the area of practice and availability. The List is comprised of experienced advocates, intellectual and practical advisors, with an understanding of the need to work in a collaborative way with you, to achieve the best outcome possible.

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Devers List promotes a truly meritocratic briefing policy structured on barristers' experience, ability, advocacy, availability and pricing.

In relation to the greater societal issue of gender inequality, Dever’s List celebrates a diverse group of women and men that the clerks support, recommend and market equally.


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Phil Dever

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Astrid Haban-Beer


Congratulations to Astrid who has been named as the ‘professions’ category winner in the ‘40 Under 40 most influential Asian Australian awards' (announced last night).

Astrid is now a delegate at the Asian Australian Leadership Summit.


Tanya Skvortsova


Tanya just returned from the Northern Territory, where she completed two weeks of criminal defence work for the Northern Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency (NAAJA). She was briefed to challenge the admissibly of evidence in a complex family violence case, and represented clients who were subject to the Territory’s mandatory sentencing laws.

Tax Institute’s International Tax Day


Andrew Broadfoot QC spoke earlier today at the Tax Institute’s International Tax day on the decisions in BHP Billiton Ltd v FCT and RCF IV v FCT, both recent decisions of the Full Federal Court.

Copies of the detailed paper and the slides are available. They cover the issues and international tax implications of the decisions, and some observations about the issues which will now be determined by the High Court in the BHP Billiton case as a result of Special Leave to Appeal having been granted, and that may be determined if the taxpayers’ application for special leave in the RCF decision is allowed.


McPhee Mediation Centre

Excellent facilities in a bright and roomy environment. The McPhee Mediation Centre has been designed to create an environment conducive to obtaining successful mediation results. Its configuration allows you to bring parties together for mediation and then separate them from private consultation as required.
Phone: 03 9670 4003 Email: McPheeMediation@gmail.com

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