My cases as principal counsel

Date Case Nature Links
30 Jul 2021
Schneider v Queensland Building and Construction Commission
Queensland Court of Appeal
[2021] QCA 155
Contracts - when price due
18 Dec 2020
Nendy v Armstrong
Queensland Supreme Court
[2020] QSC 380
Proprietary estoppel; adverse possession
14 Sep 2020
Resolute Mining Ltd v Commissioner of State Revenue
Queensland Supreme Court
[2020] QSC 281; 2020 ATC 30-017 Costs: [2020] QSC 302
Stamp duty; consideration; contingencies
24 Jun 2020
LQNN v Commissioner of Taxation
Administrative Appeals Tribunal
[2020] AATA 1915
Income tax
12 Jul 2019
CLK Kitchens & Joinery Pty Ltd v Commissioner of Taxation
Federal Court of Australia
[2019] FCA 1086, 268 FCR 166
Collection of tax; Estimates
11 Apr 2019
Commonwealth v Snell
Full Federal Court of Australia
[2019] FCAFC 57, 269 FCR 18, 370 ALR 1, 164 ALD 422
Administraive law; Functions of Tribunal. Note the costs decision, in which my junior appeared: Commonwealth v Snell No.2 [2019] FCAFC 97
9 Nov 2018
Universal Supermodels Pty Ltd v Commissioner of State Revenue
Queensland Supreme Court
2018] QSC 257; 2019 ATC 20-683; 109 ATR 1
Payroll tax; employee or contractor
7 Nov 2018
Yarwood v Smith
Queensland Supreme Court
[2018] QSC 279
Summary judgment; Contracts
5 Jun 2018
Ockendon v Ryan
Queensland District Court
[2018] QDC 94
Pleadings; Professional negligence
6 Jul 2017
Pearce v Gulmohar Pty Ltd (No.2)
Federal Court of Australia
[2017] FCA 783
Costs; Offer to settle
23 Jun 2017
Pearce v Gulmohar Pty Ltd
Federal Court of Australia
[2017] FCA 660
Alleged voidable transactions; Directors' duties
13 Jun 2017
Hacon v Commissioner of Taxation
Federal Court of Australia
[2017] FCA 659; 105 ATR 893; 2017 ATC 20-624
Income tax, private binding rulings. Note - I appeared in this trial for the taxpayer. I did not appear on the Commissioner's successful appeal.
16 May 2017
Corbiere v Dulley (No 2)
Queensland Supreme Court
[2017] QSC 083
Equity; Summary Judgment
22 Dec 2016
Pinter v Pinter
Queensland Supreme Court
[2016] QSC 314
Equity; Powers of Attorney
21 Dec 2016
McEwans Australia Pty Ltd v Brisbane City Council
Queensland District Court
[2016] QDC 347; (2016) 104 ATR 595
Contract; GST clause
15 Dec 2016
Body Corporate for ‘Medici’ v Whybird & Partners Pty Ltd
Queensland Supreme Court
[2016] QSC 296
Practice & Procedure; Striking out for want of prosecution
21 Apr 2016
Wangelin v van der Velde
Federal Court of Australia
[2016] FCA 410
Bankruptcy; review of trustees' decision; overseas travel
8 Dec 2015
The MCF Group Pty Ltd v Coleman
Queensland Court of Appeal
[2015] QCA 268
Appeal about interlocutory injunction
13 Nov 2015
Rosgoe Pty Ltd v Commissioner of Taxation
Federal Court of Australia
[2015] FCA 1231; 2015 ATC 20-539
Income tax; private rulings
14 May 2015
The MCF Group Pty Ltd v Coleman
Queensland District Court
[2015] QDC 130
Interlocutory injunction
7 May 2015
Ide Enterprises Pty Ltd v Hale’s Engineering Pty Ltd
Queensland District Court
[2015] QDC 098
Breach of retainer by workman
17 Apr 2015
Commissioner of State Revenue v Gympie Noosa Broadcasters Pty Ltd
Queensland District Court
[2015] QDC 074
Recovery of payroll tax, Constitutional law
12 Jun 2014
Commissioner of State Revenue v Amos
Queensland Supreme Court
[2014] QSC 128; 2014 ATC 20-459; 98 ATR 598
Land tax recovery
23 Dec 2013
XTJT v Commissioner of Taxation
Administrative Appeals Tribunal
[2013] AATA 936; 2013 ATC 1-062; 96 ATR 464
Income tax, interest
20 Aug 2013
BERT v Commissioner of Taxation
Administrative Appeals Tribunal
2013 AATA 584; 2013 ATC 10-332; 95 ATR 457
Income tax; trusts
23 Jul 13
WJBS v Commissioner of Taxation
Administrative Appeals Tribunal
[2013] AATA 518; 95 ATR 148
Income tax, gain from investment
23 Nov 2012
DCT v Priestdale (No.2)
Federal Court of Australia
[2012] FCA 1515
Winding up
12 Nov 2012
Cusack v Mudge Valli
Queensland District Court, Toowoomba
Unreported - Use access code abc123
Construction, security for payment
9 Nov 2012
Re Constantinou
Queensland Supreme Court
[2012] QSC 332; [2013] 2 Qd R 219; 271 FLR 276
Private international law, Executor seeks court's advice
8 Nov 2012
DCT v Priestdale
Federal Court of Australia
[2012] FCA 1325; 90 ATR 925
Winding up, application for adjournment to have objections determined
17 Sep 2012
Lis-Con Concrete Construction v Commissioner of State Revenue (No.2)
Queensland Supreme Court
[2012] QSC 251; 90 ATR 348
Administrative law, compelling a decision on objection
4 April 2012
DCT v ABW Design & Construction
Federal Court of Australia
[2012] FCA 346; 203 FCR 70: 291 ALR 127; 30 ACLC 12-009
Service of statutory demand
3 Feb 12
Verra v Commissioner of State Revenue
Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal
[2012] QCAT 64; 87 ATR 417
Payroll tax, grouping
28 Nov 2011
Lis-Con Concrete Construction v Commissioner of State Revenue
Queensland Supreme Court
[2011] QSC 363; 85 ATR 769
Administrative law, garnishee notices
24 Jun 2011
Hobbs v Woodgate
Queensland Supreme Court
[2011] QSC 224
Probate caveat, removal
6 May 2011
Tricare Group v Commissioner of Taxation
Administrative Appeals Tribunal
[2011] AATA 298; 83 ATR 757; 2011 ATC 1-031
Income tax, deductions
9 Mar 2011
Commissioner of State Revenue v Rigon
Queensland District Court
[2011] QDC 29; 82 ATR 643
Stamp duty, collection and recovery
31 Mar 2010
Tingari v Commissioner of Taxation
Administrative Appeals Tribunal
[2010] AATA 233; 78 ATR 693; 2010 ATC 10-131
Capital gains tax, small business concessions
26 Mar 2010
Commissioner of State Revenue v Emrold
Queensland District Court
[2010] QDC 276; 78 ATR 599
Stamp duty, collection & recovery
24 Jul 2009
Tesoro v Total Building Group
Federal Court of Australia
[2009] FCA 802
Statutory demand, late withdrawal, costs
15 Jan 2009
McDowall Village Shopping Centre v Commissioner of Land Tax
Queensland Land Court
[2009] QLC 1; 74 ATR 395; 164 LGERA 111
Land tax, averaging of values
23 Dec 2008
Touram v Commissioner of Taxation
Administrative Appeals Tribunal
[2008] AATA 1167; 70 ATR 991; 2008 ATC 10-070
GST, whether supply in course of enterprise
22 Oct 2008
ING Life v Commissioner of State Revenue
Queensland Supreme Court
[2008] QSC 248; 2008 ATC 20-057
Stamp duty, corporate reconstruction relief
13 Oct 2008
Confidential v Commissioner of Taxation
Administrative Appeals Tribunal
[2008] AATA 927; 73 ATR 675
Income tax, trusts, disclaimer
27 Feb 2008
Tighe v Commissioner of State Revenue
Queensland Supreme Court
[2008] QSC 30; 71 ATR 78, 2008 ATC 20-005
Stamp duty, family property concession
18 Dec 2007
Kidd v Panwell
Queensland Supreme Court
[2007] QSC 373
Professional negligence, leasing dispute, licensed premises
13 Sep 2007
Taxpayer v Commissioner of Taxation
Administrative Appeals Tribunal
[2007] AATA 1759; 97 ALD 501; 67 ATR 959
Fuel grants, private ruling
10 Aug 2007
Ananda Trading Co v Chalmers
Unreported
Unreported
Trade Practices Act; Jurisdiction of retail shop leases tribunal
13 Jul 2007
Hughes v Secretary, Dept of Health & Ageing
Administrative Appeals Tribunal
[2007] AATA 1544; 96 ALD 230
Social welfare
02 May 2007
Kirkman v Salvation Army
Queensland Supreme Court
[2007] QSC 120; [2008] 1 Qd R 160
Executor's commission, jurisdiction to grant
30 Nov 2006
Talsma v Secretary, Dept of Education, Science & Training
Administrative Appeals Tribunal
[2006] AATA 1094
Social welfare
23 Aug 2006
Pryke v Commissioner of State Revenue
Queensland Supreme Court
[2006] QSC 226; 2006 ATC 4604; (2006) 64 ATR 152
Stamp duty, transfer to correct an error
11 Aug 2006
Delahoy v Wuiske
Queensland District Court
[2006] QDC 276
Landlord & tenant
27 Jan 2006
Marlborough v Commissioner of Land Tax
Queensland Land Tax
[2006] QLC 3; 61 ATR 478
Land tax, primary production deduction
16 Dec 2005
A matter
CPA Disciplinary Tribunal
Ethics, professional practice
17 Dec 2004
Desmarchelier v Stone
Queensland Supreme Court
[2004] QSC 458; [2005] 2 Qd R 243
Wills, interpretation
14 May 2004
No Worries Management v Dolman
Queensland Supreme Court
[2004] QSC 153; 2004 ATC 4628; 55 ATR 780
GST, interpretation of lease
13 May 2004
Dibb v Commissioner of Taxation
Full Federal Court
[2004] FCAFC 126; 136 FCR 388; 207 ALR 151; 2004 ATC 4555; 55 ATR 786. Affirming: [2003] FCA 673 2003 ATC 4613; 53 ATR 290
Income tax, redundancy payment
5 Apr 2004
Case 2/2004
Administrative Appeals Tribunal
[2004] AATA 349; 55 ATR 1082; 2004 ATC 112
Income tax, personal services income, anti-avoidance
5 Sep 2003
Cameron v Board of Trustees of the State Public Sector Superannuation Scheme
Full Federal Court
[2003] FCAFC 214; 130 FCR 122
Administrative law, appeal from Superannuation Complaints Tribunal
16 Jul 2003
DCT v Dugdale
Queensland District Court
[2003 QDC 210; (2004) 24 Qld Lawyer Reps 206; 2003 ATC 4637; (2003) 53 ATR 322
Income tax, directors penalty notices, service
14 Jan 2003
Ash v Comans
Queensland Supreme Court
[2003] QSC 14
Administrative law, jurisdictional error
31 May 2002
Fulton v Bank of WA
Federal Magistrates Court
[2002] FMCA 103
Bankruptcy, stamp duty point arising in establishing indebtedness

My cases as junior

appearing with senior counsel

Date Case Nature Links
3 Jun 2014
Bundaberg Sugar Superannuation
Queensland Supreme Court
[2014] QSC 118
Superannuation; trustee's application for judicial advice
21 Feb 2014
Australian Building Systems v Commissioner of Taxation
Federal Court of Australia
[2014] FCA 116; 2014 ATC 20-444; 97 ACSR 614
Tax; priorities in insolvency
17 Aug 2012
Unit Trend Services v Commissioner of Taxation
Full Federal Court
[2012] FCAFC 112; 205 FCR 29; 2012 ATC 20-342; 85 ATR 48
GST; land dealings
8 Jun 2012
Commissioner of Taxation v Byrne Hotel
High Court of Australia, special leave
[2012] HCATrans 141
Capital gains tax; small business concessions
11 Oct 2011
Commissioner of Taxation v Byrne Hotel
Full Federal Court
[2011] FCAFC 127; 196 FCR 524; 83 ATR 261; 2011 ATC 20-286
Capital gains tax; small business concessions
31 Jan 2011
Orica IC Assets v Commissioner of State Revenue
Queensland Supreme Court
[2011] QSC 1; 82 ATR 18; 2011 ATC 20-238
Stamp duty; corporate reconstruction
25 Oct 2010
Taxpayer v Commissioner of Taxation
Administrative Appeals Tribunal
[2010] AATA 819; 2010 ATC 1-023; 80 ATR 885
Income tax; unusual receipts, whether income
2 Jul 2010, 21 Jul 2010
Taxpayer v Commissioner of Taxation
Administrative Appeals Tribunal
[2010] AATA 497; 76 ATR 917; 2010 ATC 1-022
GST, land dealings. Further orders: [2010] AATA 544
29 Oct 2009
CVC v Suncorp-Metway
Queensland Supreme Court
[2009] QSC 342; [2011] 1 QdR 101
Caveat on land title
29 Oct 2009
Lerinda v Laertes
Queensland Supreme Court
[2009] QSC 251; [2010] 2 Qd R 312, 74 ACSR 65
Insolvency; corporate trustee
11 Jun 2008
Ostwald v Commissioner of Taxation
Full Federal Court
[2008] FCAFC 99; 167 FCR 588, 70 ATR 893
Fuel rebate
20 Aug 2007
Hamilton v Commissioner of Taxation
Administrative Appeals Tribunal
[2007] AATA 1677; (2007) 67 ATR 235; 2007 ATC 2451
Superannuation; income tax
13 Apr 2007
Pryke v Commissioner of State Revenue
Queensland Court of Appeal
[2007] QCA 121; 66 ATR 434, 2007 ATC 4464
Stamp duty, exemption to correct mistake.
8 Sep 2006
Weyers v Commissioner of Taxation
Federal Court of Australia
[2006] FCA 1319
(Costs of matter below)
30 Jun 2006
Weyers v Commissioner of Taxation
Federal Court of Australia
[2006] FCA 818; 63 ATR 268; 2006 ATC 4523
Income tax; trusts
8 June 2006
DB Rreef v Commissioner of Taxation
Full Federal Court
[2006] FCAFC 89; 152 FCR 437; 62 ATR 699; 2006 ATC 4282.
GST, transitional rules, land dealings. Affirming 29 Apr 2005: [2005] FCA 509; 59 ATR 388; 218 ALR 144; 2005 ATC 4302
28 Apr 2006
QX 2006/1 v Secretary, Department of Employment and Workplace Relations
Administrative Appeals Tribunal
Administrative Appeals Tribunal
Social welfare
13 Apr 2006
ETU v President, Industrial Relations Court
Queensland Supreme Court
[2006] QSC 76; 151 IR 113, 58 AILR 300-105
Administrative law, industrial appeals
14 Oct 2004
McDonalds v Commissioner of State Revenue
Queensland Supreme Court
[2004] QSC 357; 2004 ATC 4970; 57 ATR 395
Stamp duty, franchising
5 Mar 2004
Metway v Commissioner of State Revenue
Queensland Court of Appeal
[2004] QCA 54; [2004] 2 Qd R 409; 2004 ATC 4202; 55 ATR 97
Stamp duty, written offer accepted orally
26 Jun 2003
Commissioner of Stamp Duties v Agenti Architects Pty Ltd
Queensland Court of Appeal
[2003] QCA 265; 53 ATR 242; 2003 ATC 4625
Stamp duty; collection
1 May 2003
Trust Company of Australia v Commissioner of Stamp Duties
High Court of Australia
[2003] HCA 23; 77 ALJR 1019; 197 ALR 297; 52 ATR 665; 2003 ATC 4427
Stamp duty; nominee as transferee. Overturning 20 Jul 2001: [2001] QCA 278; 2001 ATC 4435; 47 ATR 418. Special Leave: [2002] HCATrans 338
04 Oct 2002
Feez Ruthning (A Firm) v Commissioner of Pay-Roll Tax
Queensland Court of Appeal
[2002] QCA 396; [2003] 2 Qd R 41
Payroll tax; appeal procedure. Affirming [2001] QSC 303; 48 ATR 137 20 Aug 01
27 Sep 2002
Browne & Jeon v Commissioner of State Revenue
Queensland Court of Appeal
[2002] QCA 388; [2004] 1 Qd R 116; 51 ATR 184, 2002 ATC 4872
Stamp duty; diversity of parties
25 June 2002
Jupiters v Commissioner of Taxation
Full Federal Court
[2002] FCAFC 206; 118 FCR 163; 50 ATR 236; 2002 ATC 4566
Income tax; deductions. Affirming: [2001] FCA 1869; 48 ATR 511; 2002 ATC 4022 21 Dec 2001
8 March 2002
Jones v Commissioner of Taxation
Full Federal Court
[2002] FCAFC 41; 117 FCR 95; 2000 ATC 4135; 49 ATR 188
Income tax; interest deductions. Affirming: [2001] FCA 1153; 47 ATR 638; 2001 ATC 4607 22 Aug 2001