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Meredith
Schilling

Meredith has been a barrister for 14 years. Her practice includes trial and appellate work mainly in public/administrative and taxation law.

She holds a first-class juris doctor degree and a masters degree in law from the University of Melbourne.

Meredith has appeared in a wide range of public/administrative law proceedings including:

  • in judicial review proceedings in the Victorian Supreme Court and Court of Appeal concerning opinions of medical panels;
  • in regulatory proceedings involving decisions of the Medical Board and Health Complaints Commissioner; and
  • in migration and coronial proceedings.

In her tax practice, Meredith has acted both for, and against, the Commissioner of Taxation and state revenue authorities in significant tax disputes concerning income tax, payroll tax, superannuation (regulation), the lawful exercise of statutory powers and tax recovery issues including freezing orders. She was listed as a Leading Victorian Tax Barrister in Doyles Guide 2018.

Some recent published cases (attached as hyperlinks):

Public/administrative law

Iannacone v Kotzman http://www.austlii.edu.au/cgi-bin/viewdoc/au/cases/vic/VSC/2020/489.html

ABT17 v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection & Anor [2019] HCATrans 207

CPZ16 v Minister for Home Affairs [2019] FCA 1204

Chang v Neill [2019] VSCA 151

Poulpack Pty Ltd v Noumouski [2019] VSC 395

CDC Clinics v Health Complaints Commissioner (Review and Regulation) [2019] VCAT 171

TOX096 v The Republic of Nauru [2018] HCATrans 017

Shvetsova v Medical Board of Australia -[2018] VCAT 867

Smith v Coroners Court of Victoria [2018] VSC 307

Gill v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection [2017] FCAFC 51

Bismillah Khan v Romas [2017] VSC 731

Kipniak Pty Ltd v Rann [2017] VSC 651

Stojilkovic v Romas & Ors [2017] VSC 49  [2017] VSC 49

Pearce v Dr John Lloyd [2016] VSC 806  

Tan v Kotzman  [2016] VSC 482

Omerasevic v Kotzman  [2016] VSC 383;and  [2016] VSC 429

Tuffa Workwear v Ha  [2015] VSC 557

McIntyre v Fish & Ors [2015] VSC 82

Taxation/superannuation/revenue

GYBW and Commissioner of Taxation (Taxation) [2019] AATA 4262

Aussiegolfa Pty Ltd (Trustee) v Commissioner of Taxation [2018] FCAFC 122

Aussiegolfa Pty Ltd (Trustee) v Commissioner of Taxation (No 2) [2018] FCAFC 156

Song v Commissioner of Taxation [2018] FCA 840

Benjamin and Commissioner of Taxation (Taxation) [2017] AATA 39

Benjamin v Commissioner of Taxation  [2016] FCA 1157

Commissioner of Taxation of the Commonwealth of Australia v Haritos [2015] HCATrans 337 \

Haritos v Commissioner of Taxation [2015] FCAFC 92

Qualweld Australia Pty Ltd v Chief Commissioner of State Revenue [2015] NSWCATAP 249;

Haritos & Ors v Commissioner of Taxation & Ors [2015] VSCA 79

Freelance Global Ltd atf the Freelance Trust No. 1 v State Commissioner of NSW [2014] NSWSC 127

Deputy Commissioner of Taxation v Effie Haritos & Ors [2014] VSC 379

George Haritos and Alex Kyritsis v Commissioner of Taxation [2014] FCA 96;

 

Meredith is the Chair of the Victorian Bar Pro Bono Committee.

Previously she has served as a member of the Bar’s Ethics Committee and Equality and Diversity Committee. She is a member of the Tax Bar Association and Commercial Bar Association. 

Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation. The information referred to above has been supplied by the barrister concerned. Neither Victorian Bar Inc nor the barrister's clerk have independently verified the accuracy or completeness of the information and neither accepts any responsibility in that regard.

Contact

PH +61 3 +61 3 9225 6783
Email [email protected]
FAX +61 3 9225 6355

Chambers: Room 0417
Owen Dixon Chambers West
525 Lonsdale Street
Melbourne 3000

Practice Areas

Appellate
Civil Appeals
Commercial Law
Bankruptcy Law & Insolvency Law
Superannuation
Common Law
Judicial Review
Inquests, Inquiries, Tribunals & Commissions
Coronial Inquests
Judicial Review
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Workers Compensation
Public Law & Administrative Law
Judicial Review
Merits Review
Superannuation
Regulatory Investigations
Tax Law & Revenue Law
Income Tax
Payroll Tax
Superannuation
Tax Prosecutions

ADMISSIONS

Admitted to the Legal Profession:
15 Nov 2005
Signed Victorian Bar Roll:
11 May 2006

Qualifications

LL.M, JD, BA, Assoc. Dip. Mus(Opera)

Committee Memberships

Pro Bono Committee