• 5 Selborne hosted an Open Chambers Event for delegates of the International Bar Association conference in Sydney, with presentations on recent developments in international tax law and financial services class actions in Australia.

  • Michelle Hirschhorn has been listed in Leading Tax Barristers – NSW in Doyle’s Guide for 2017.

  • John Hyde Page has been listed in Leading Tax Barristers – NSW in Doyle’s Guide for 2017.

  • Peter Fraser has presented to the Gunn Club on the topic “Has the High Court decision in Bywater Investments Ltd v Commissioner of Taxation changed the law regarding corporate tax residency?”. The presentation addressed how auditors might now approach the issue of corporate residency, especially in relation to foreign subsidiaries of Australian multinationals.

  • 5 Selborne associate member Shane Doyle QC has been shortlisted as a finalist for Barrister of the Year in Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards 2017.

  • 5 Selborne welcomes John Maconachie QC to chambers. John is a recognised leader of the Australian Bar. He has appeared in the Privy Council and at all other levels of the Australian court system. John’s considerable common law and commissions of inquiry expertise will add to 5 Selborne’s substantial strength in those areas.

  • Peter Wood has been listed in the Alternative Dispute Resolution, “Bet-the-Company Litigation”, Construction/Infrastructure Law and Litigation categories in Best Lawyers Australia (2018 Edition).

  • Michelle Hirschhorn and Fiona McNeil were among the external presenters at the Australian Taxation Office and spoke on the topic “Is there really a loan?”, discussing recent cases including Commissioner of Taxation v Normandy Finance and Investments Asia Pty Ltd [2016] FCAFC 180 and Millar v Commissioner of Taxation [2016] FCAFC 94.

  • Sheila Kaur-Bains’ article “Primary production exemption for land tax” has been published in the March edition of the Tax Institute journal, Taxation in Australia. It discusses Chief Commissioner of State Revenue v Metricon Qld Pty Ltd [2017] NSWCA 11 and propounds an alternative construction of “land” for the purposes of applying the exemption.

  • Michelle Hirschhorn has presented to a Women in Tax discussion group hosted by Minter Ellison on the topic “Is your tax position based on rock or sand – proving the facts and assumptions of a tax position”. The presentation focused on the practical aspects that arise in cases relating to ordinary income/capital, statutory income provisions, Part IVA and valuation.

  • 5 Selborne associate member Philip Crutchfield QC has been listed in the Alternative Dispute Resolution, “Bet-the-Company Litigation”, Insolvency and Reorganization Law and Litigation categories in Best Lawyers Australia (2018 Edition).

  • 5 Selborne associate member Shane Doyle QC has been listed in the “Bet-the-Company Litigation”, Commercial Law, Competition Law, Construction/Infrastructure Law, Litigation and Oil & Gas Law categories in Best Lawyers Australia (2018 Edition).

  • Peter Wood has been listed in Band 1 for Dispute Resolution in Chambers and Partners Asia-Pacific 2017.

  • 5 Selborne associate member Philip Crutchfield QC has been listed as a leading silk for Dispute Resolution and Restructuring/Insolvency (Band 1) in Chambers and Partners Asia-Pacific 2017.

  • 5 Selborne associate member Shane Doyle QC has been listed as a leading silk for Dispute Resolution, Construction & Infrastructure (Band 1) and Restructuring/Insolvency (Band 1) in Chambers and Partners Asia-Pacific 2017.

  • The Honourable Ian Vitaly Gzell, a former Justice of the NSW Supreme Court, Queen’s Counsel and 5 Selborne Head of Chambers, has been appointed a Member of the Order of Australia for significant service to the judiciary, to estate and trust law, to the advancement of professional development and to the performing arts.

  • Benjamin Zipser has co-authored the leading practitioner text, Professional Liability in Australia (3rd edition).

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