Michelle Hirschhorn

Michelle has over 20 years’ experience in taxation law and practised at KPMG before coming to the Bar. She has significant experience in both Federal and State taxation law and represents clients (both the Commissioner and taxpayers) in the High Court, Federal Court, Administrative Appeals Tribunal and the Supreme Court of NSW. She also assists in all forms of alternative dispute resolution. Michelle is known for her wide technical experience in taxation law and diligent approach to preparation of evidence and submissions.

Michelle has served as a judicial member of the Administrative Decisions Tribunal (now NCAT), also sitting on the Appeal Panel of the Tribunal in revenue matters.

Michelle has been listed as a leading tax barrister in Doyle’s Guide since 2016 and in Chambers and Partners Asia-Pacific 2020.

Specialist Areas


Income Tax, including CGT

Indirect Taxes, including GST

State Taxes and Duties


Wills and Estates




BEc, LLB, LLM, University of Sydney