Dispute Resolution & Litigation, Taxation, Private Client Practice
Sue is a partner in the Dispute Resolution and Litigation team with more than 30 years’ experience in federal and state tax risk and dispute management including:
Sue is recognised for combining technical and strategic advice to provide certainty on tax issues. She works with clients to avoid disputes by ensuring evidence is available to support positions and, where necessary, engaging with the ATO to agree tax outcomes. Where disputes arise, Sue’s extensive experience in ADR and settlement negotiations against the ATO, Innovation Australia and other revenue authorities provides a strong platform for successful outcomes.
Sue is an accredited mediator, a lecturer in the Master of Laws program at University of Melbourne, a member of the Commissioner of Taxation’s Remedial Powers Panel and a former president of the Tax Institute.
Sue has been listed in The Best Lawyers in Australia since 2012 for Tax Law. In 2022, Doyle's Guide recognised Sue as a recommended taxation lawyer.
Sue’s recent 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.
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.
22 June 2022 - Knowledge
With the financial year coming to a close, we know how frantic this time of year can be personally, and from a business perspective. In this article, we highlight the key tax considerations to be aware of to put you and your business in the best possible position come 30 June.
14 December 2021 - Knowledge
Private groups need to prepare for their Next 5,000 reviews by implementing documented tax governance and reviewing key focus areas to validate positions, including Division 7A arrangements and that trusts have made valid distribution resolutions.
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.