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Meredith
Schilling

Meredith has 15 years’ experience as a barrister and specialises in tax and public law.  She regularly appears unled, including against Senior Counsel, in trials in state and commonwealth superior courts and tribunals, including in applications to the High Court. 

Meredith has an extensive tax advice and appearance practice, acting both for and against the Commissioner of Taxation and state revenue authorities in significant tax disputes concerning income tax, payroll tax, superannuation (taxation and regulation), the lawful exercise of statutory powers and tax recovery including insolvency related matters and mareva/freezing orders.

Meredith has been recognised as a ‘Leading Tax Barrister Victoria’ in Doyles Guide 2018 and 2020 editions and was listed in ‘Best Lawyers of Australia’ (Litigation category) 2020/21. She has presented seminars on tax topics as a guest lecturer in the University of Melbourne Tax Litigation Masters course, and to firms and professional bodies. Recent topics have included ethical considerations affecting government litigants, appeal rights from the AAT to the Federal Court, and recent developments in legal professional privilege.

Meredith also has a wide-ranging public law practice. She regularly appears in judicial review proceedings concerning opinions of medical panels in the Victorian Supreme Court and Court of Appeal. She has appeared in regulatory proceedings involving decisions of the Medical Board and Health Complaints Commissioner and in migration and coronial proceedings. Most recently Meredith led a successful appeal to the High Court as lead counsel for the appellant in ABT17 v Minister for Immigration and Border [2020] HCA 34.

Meredith holds Juris Doctor and Masters degrees in law from the University of Melbourne.  She graduated in 2003 with a first class honours average as the top student of her JD cohort and completed her Masters Degree by research thesis in administrative law.

A detailed list of published cases can be found in the attached CV

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

 

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Contact

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

Chambers: Room 1301
Owen Dixon Chambers East
205 William Street
Melbourne 3000

Practice Areas

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