Symon QC

Helen Symon QC is a leading advocate with wide experience in taxation law as well as commercial and administrative law. Helen appears regularly in the High Court of Australia, the Federal Court of Australia and the Supreme Court of Victoria. 


Helen is one of the most experienced taxation silks in Australia, practising in both an advisory and a disputes context across the full range of tax law. Her unique input in advisory matters stems from her extensive experience in Court.  She has appeared in Courts and tribunals at all levels, representing both taxpayers and revenue authorities alike.  That breadth of experience enables Helen to provide objective and informed advice to her clients.


Helen’s insight as a commercial litigator stems from her experience in tax cases which have concerned some of Australia’s largest transactions and projects as well as most complex corporate structures.


As a result of Helen’s experience in taxation law, her advice and representation has been sought in other areas of administrative and public law, by individuals, corporate bodies, public authorities and third party intervenors.  

In recognition of her extensive litigation practice, Helen has been named in Best Lawyers.  Her style in written and oral advocacy has been, variously, described as elegant, sophisticated, subtle and accomplished.

Helen is a former Chair of the Victorian Bar Ethics Committee.

For a copy of Helen’s CV please click here.

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PH +61 3 03 9225 6777
Email [email protected]
FAX +61 3 9225 6355

Chambers: Room 1507
Castan Chambers
460 Lonsdale Street
Melbourne 3000

Practice Areas

Bankruptcy Law & Insolvency Law
Corporate Insolvency
Commercial Law
Banking & Finance
Bankruptcy Law & Insolvency Law
Corporations Law & Securities Law
Corporations Law & Securities Law
Equity & Trusts
Tax Law & Revenue Law


Admitted to the Legal Profession:
01 Apr 1982
Signed Victorian Bar Roll:
17 May 1984
Appointed Silk:
28 Nov 2000


BA, LLB (Hons)

Also Entitled to Practise in

Federal Court of Australia
High Court of Australia

Committee Memberships

Federal Court - Users Committee