Jack is a Senior Associate within Holding Redlich’s tax litigation and disputes practice, where it is his role to represent clients engaged in the tax disputes process and to manage interactions with revenue authorities, including tax audits and reviews.
Jack has proven experience deploying a strategic, commercial, and evidence-based approach to managing reviews, audit and complex litigation which has enabled him to achieve commercial and principled outcomes in the best interests of his clients within the tax system.
Jack represents taxpayers of all sizes during the tax litigation and disputes process. His experiences have enabled him to resolve disputes at all stages, including at audit, on objection and through available alternative dispute resolution, such as mediation and the ATO’s ‘in-house facilitation’ program. Jack also acts for taxpayers in disputes against the ATO and other regulators, in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, Federal Court, Full Federal Court, State Supreme Courts and the High Court.
In addition to his practice at Holding Redlich, Jack is a sessional lecturer at Deakin University Law School, where he lectures in Tax Law, Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Evidence Law and Statutory Interpretation.
Jack also has experience practicing as tax disputes lawyer within the tax controversy practices of two of the ‘Big 4’ professional services firms and is a former Senior Associate to three senior judges of the Court of Appeal of the Supreme Court of Victoria, in Victoria.
Jack's experience includes:
24 May 2023 - Knowledge
The Federal Government has announced significant funding to extend ATO compliance programs targeted at landlords, remote employees, home-based businesses, and to scrutinise both income and deductions from short-term rentals. This article higlights the ATO’s key focus areas and reminds taxpayers about the need to maintain proper records to substantiate any tax returns in the event of an audit or investigation.
19 January 2023 - Knowledge
#Taxation, #Superannuation, Funds Management & Financial Services
Revenue authorities are increasing their scrutiny of industries with independent contractors being engaged – from university lecturers to delivery drivers. This article looks at the relationships between mortgage aggregators and their independent contractor arrangements with mortgage brokers. Direct parallels can probably be drawn with the insurance industry and share trading brokers.
12 January 2023 - Knowledge
Preparing early and seeking legal advice when responding to formal ATO information requests is important for taxpayers to be aware of when managing tax disputes and the ATO relationship.
30 May 23
In this webinar, we will look at key developments in these areas, including: recent data breach cases and trends, reviews of Queensland and Commonwealth privacy legislation, the rise of Chat GPT, AI tools, and key risks and cyber security developments.
31 May 23
IBAC and the Victorian Ombudsman have investigated a number of complaints in relation to Victorian local councils and produced a series of reports. In this presentation, partner Joseph Monaghan, will provide a basic overview of IBAC and the Victorian Ombudsman, their respective roles and functions under their establishing legislation and an overview of recent IBAC and Ombudsman investigation reports involving local councils.
05 Jun 23
The recent extreme flood events raise a series of legal issues including the liability of local councils for decisions that expose residents and businesses to greater risk from flooding events, and remedial steps to address past decision-making. In this webinar, partner Joseph Monaghan and lawyer Jacob Atkinson will discuss these topics.