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Michael
Wells

Michael practises nationally in commercial, corporations and tax law.

He has particular experience in contractual disputes, insolvency, class actions and tax litigation.

He was admitted to the New South Wales Bar in 2016, signed the Victorian Bar Roll in 2018 and joined the Queensland Bar in 2020.

He has appeared led and unled in trials and appeals in a range of courts and tribunals including the High Court of Australia, and regularly appears in the Federal Court of Australia and Supreme Court of New South Wales.

Before coming to the Bar, he was Tipstaff and Researcher to President of the New South Wales Court of Appeal (the Hon Justice J L B Allsop AO, as the Chief Justice then was) and practised as a solicitor at Allens and Herbert Smith Freehills specialising in complex contractual and corporate disputes, class actions, and tax and financial services regulatory investigations and disputes.

He is a member of the Victorian Bar Tax Bar Association Committee, Australian Bar Association Taxation Committee, Law Council of Australia Business Law Section Taxation Committee, Federal Court of Australia Taxation NPA User Group and Tax Institute Dispute Resolution Technical Committee.

He is also a reporter for the Commonwealth Law Reports, Australian Corporations and Securities Reports and Australian Tax Reports.

To view a copy of Michael's CV please click here.

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Contact

PH +61 3 03 9229 5000
Email [email protected]

Chambers: Room 0336
Dawson Chambers
405 Little Bourke Street
Melbourne 3000

Practice Areas

Banking & Finance
Cheques
Commercial Lending
Complex Transactions
Consumer Credit Code
Consumer Lending
Documentary Credit
Duties and Disclosure Requirements
Financial Planners
Guarantees
Managed Investment Schemes
Mistaken / Fraudulent Transactions
Mortgages
Structured Finance
Trade Finance
Bankruptcy Law & Insolvency Law
Corporate Insolvency
Public Examinations
Reconstruction
Commercial Law
Banking & Finance
Bankruptcy Law & Insolvency Law
Civil Procedure Law
Class Actions
Competition Law & Consumer Law
Contractual Disputes
Corporations Law & Securities Law
Insurance Law & Professional Negligence Law
International Commercial Law
Superannuation
Transport Law
Competition Law & Consumer Law
Consumer Credit Disputes
Consumer Protections
Franchising Law
Industry Regulation
Market Conduct
Product Liability
Restraint of Trade
Trade Practices
Corporations Law & Securities Law
ASIC Investigations
ASIC Prosecutions
Directors' Liabilities
Financial Products Regulation
Investments
Managed Investment Schemes
Mergers & Acquisitions
Partnership Disputes
Shareholder Disputes
Insurance Law & Professional Negligence Law
Directors' & Officers' Insurance
International Commercial Law
Carriage of Goods
Hague Rules
International Tribunals
Jurisdictional Issues
Sale of Goods
Status of Foreign Judgements
Vienna Convention
Warsaw Convention
Public Law & Administrative Law
Merits Review
Judicial Review
Constitutional Law
Compliance & Investigations
Superannuation
Members
Regulatory Investigations
Superannuation Complaints Tribunal
Trustees
Tax Law & Revenue Law
Customs & Excise
Superannuation
Stamp Duty
Payroll Tax
Land Tax
Capital Gains Tax
Tax Prosecutions
Goods & Services Tax
Income Tax
International Tax Law & Revenue Law
Transport Law
Admiralty Law / Maritime Law
Aviation
Shipping

ADMISSIONS

Admitted to the Legal Profession:
04 Dec 2009
Signed Victorian Bar Roll:
14 Sep 2018

Qualifications

LLB (Hons), LLM, MTax

Also Entitled to Practise in

All Australian States and Jurisdictions

Committee Memberships

Tax Bar Association