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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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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.


CPD 12th August: R&D Tax Incentives: the Full Court’s decision in Moreton Resources Ltd v Innovation and Science Australia [2019] FCAFC 120


SPEAKERS: Andrew Broadfoot QC and Andrew Bailey

The Full Court’s recent decision in Moreton Resources Ltd v Innovation and Science Australia [2019] FCAFC 120 has significant implications for the application of the R&D tax offset and, particularly, removed an interpretative barrier that may have previously prevented companies accessing R&D tax incentives.

Slides of the CPD can be found here.

Simon Molesworth AO QC



We welcome Simon Molesworth AO QC back to the Victorian Bar after the completion of the term of his appointments as a Judge of the Land and Environment Court of NSW which began in 2017.



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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