Meredith's primary areas of practice are taxation litigation and administrative law.
Meredith is listed as a Leading Victorian Tax Barrister in Doyles Guide 2018. She has advised and appeared on behalf of both taxpayers and the Commissioner of Taxation in significant tax disputes involving income tax, payroll tax, superannuation, the exercise of the Commissioner’s statutory powers and tax recovery issues including freezing orders. Recent cases include:
- Aussiegolfa Pty Ltd (Trustee) v Commissioner of Taxation  FCAFC 122, acted for the Commissioner in a major SMSF case relating to the sole purpose and in-house asset tests under the Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993 (Cth)
- Song v Commissioner of Taxation  FCA 840, acted for taxpayer in proceeding concerning legal advice privilege including consideration of communications made through third parties and of advice sought and given by foreign lawyers
- Haritos v Commissioner of Taxation  FCAFC 92, acted for the Commissioner in this important decision of a five-member bench of the Full Court of the Federal Court on the scope of appeals on “a question of law”
Meredith provides advice and appears in a wide range of administrative and public law proceedings. She has a particular interest in matters involving areas of medical law. Her experience in this field includes:
- appearing unled in the Victorian Supreme Court in judicial review proceedings concerning opinions of Medical Panels: see, for example, Poon v Vicinity Custodian Pty Ltd  VSC 631; Kipniak Pty Ltd v Rann  VSC 651; Bismillah Khan v Romas  VSC 73; Stojilkovic v Romas  VSC 49
- acting for health practitioners in regulatory proceedings involving decisions of the Medical Board and Health Complaints Commissioner: see, for example: CDC Clinics Pty Ltd v Health Complaints Commissioner  VCAT 1844; Shvetsova v Medical Board of Australia  VCAT 867
- appearing in coronial proceedings.
Meredith is currently Deputy Chair of the Victorian Bar Pro Bono Committee. She regularly advises and appears pro bono on behalf of unrepresented litigants. Recent cases include:
- TOX096 v The Republic of Nauru  HCATrans 17, acted for appellant in appeal to the High Court against the dismissal of the appellant’s refugee claim. The appeal was conceded by the Respondent
- Smith v Coroners Court of Victoria  VSC 307, acted for respondent to an appeal from a decision of a Coroner regarding the release of a body
- James v K G Mason (in his capacity as State Coroner), Victorian Supreme Court 2018, acted for intervenor in application for declarations concerning the Coroner’s jurisdiction to reopen historical coronial findings. The proceeding was discontinued prior to judgment following legislative amendment of the Coroners Act 2008 to permit the reopening of historical findings
- Gill v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection  FCAFC 51, acted for appellant in migration appeal concerning a decision of of the respondent to refuse to grant the appellant a Skilled (Provisional) (Class VC) visa
A full list of published cases can be found here.
During her time at the Bar, Meredith has served as a member of the Victorian Bar Ethics Committee and the Equality and Diversity Committee. She is a member of the Tax Bar Association and Commercial Bar Association. She holds a first class juris doctor degree and a masters degree in law.
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Bankruptcy Law & Insolvency Law
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Signed Victorian Bar Roll:
11 May 2006
LL.M, JD, BA, Assoc. Dip. Mus(Opera)
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