Symon QC

Appointed silk in 2000, Helen Symon QC is a leading tax specialist across the full range of tax law in both complex disputes and corporate and personal advisory contexts.  In addition to tax, Helen’s practice encompasses commercial and public law.

Her unique input in tax advisory matters stems from her extensive experience in Court.  Over more than 35 years, Helen has appeared in Courts and tribunals at all levels, representing both taxpayers and revenue authorities alike.  Her wide 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.

Helen’s broader public law practice has developed as a result of her experience in taxation law. 

Chambers and Partners Asia Pacific 2021 describes Helen Symon QC as “one of Australia’s most respected tax litigators identified by one source as a "giant of the Bar".  She is regularly listed in Best Lawyers and Doyle’s Guide. 

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