Tax Litigation


We have a strong tax disputes practice — an area that is becoming ever more important as Australian tax authorities adopt a firmer line on the collection of tax and enforcement of tax laws.

Depend on us for your taxes.

Albert Einstein Quote

“The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.”

Albert Einstein

Dormer Stanhope Tax Litigation

Recent Cases

[Name withheld for privacy] v Commissioner of Taxation. Dormer Stanhope acted for a taxpayer in its challenge to substantial assessments with total liability of about $25 million, arising from the formation of a tax consolidated group in 2008.

[Confidential] v DCT and ACC. Dormer Stanhope represented the Applicant in confidential judicial review proceedings against the Australian Crime Commission and Deputy Commissioner of Taxation. We have extensive experience with the Australian Crime Commission.

Project Wickenby Litigation. Dormer Stanhope was briefed for the taxpayer in numerous Project Wickenby civil tax matters. In one case our client challenged liability that totals $68 million. In another case we represented the taxpayer in ground-breaking litigation which was the first Controlled Foreign Company and Foreign Investment Fund case ever litigated in Australia.

State Revenue Litigation. Dormer Stanhope handles state revenue matters such as stamp duty and payroll tax. In one case, we brought concurrent proceedings in the Supreme Court and tribunal in relation to stamp duty of $1.3 million.