Caitlin is a Senior Associate in our Dispute Resolution & Litigation group with a particular expertise in tax. Caitlin attained the internationally recognised Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) designation from the Tax Institute in early 2017 and is a Fellow of the Tax Institute.
Caitlin’s practice covers all aspects of taxation and has a particular focus on indirect taxes and tax controversy. Caitlin has diverse experience advising a range of clients from small businesses though to global entities in Australia and abroad.
In 2019 Caitlin was a finalist in the Lawyers Weekly 30 under 30 Awards in the category of Taxation directly as a result her being the lead lawyer in litigation before the AAT concerning claims in respect of research and development tax offsets.
Caitlin’s areas of expertise include:
Caitlin combines a detailed knowledge of state and federal taxation laws with a sound understanding of litigation and commercial realities to effectively represent the rights and interest of her clients in revenue disputes. She has the unique experience of having provided complex front end tax advice with litigation skills – in both a tax environment (and otherwise). She has advised on particular strategies to deal with risk reviews, audits and any resultant amended assessments.
Caitlin has acted in a wide range of matters in both state and federal jurisdictions.
Her recent experience includes:
18 August 2020 - Knowledge
#Taxation – Disputes & Litigation, #COVID-19
Under the expanded director penalty regime, company directors are now liable for all of a company's PAYG liability, GST, luxury car tax, wine equalisation tax liabilities and superannuation guarantee charge liabilities.
27 November 2019 - Knowledge
#Taxation – Disputes & Litigation, #Corporate & Commercial Law
In his next push to combat tax avoidance and strengthen tax governance, the Commissioner of Taxation is allocating significant resources and will be giving close attention to the business activities of high wealth private groups.