Tax Litigation

Combining a litigation specialty with deep experience working with and for the ATO, Aptum is uniquely placed to achieve effective outcomes in escalated tax disputes.

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Some tax disputes require elevated action

Where a tax dispute cannot be resolved through the audit or objection process, Aptum can help obtain a final determination of your tax position through the Courts and Tribunals.

Aptum’s tax disputes leaders include a former barrister with over 11 years’ experience at the Tax and Commercial Bar, a former Executive Director and Senior Lawyer of the ATO’s litigation department, and a former Judicial Registrar of the Federal Court of Australia, and its National Coordinating Registrar for Tax.

Aptum are specialists in tax and commercial litigation – our singular focus on disputes creates an important focus and experience on executing litigation strategy, delivering winning outcomes through to trial.

How can Aptum help?

  • acting for you in any review of an objection decision in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal or equivalent State Tribunal.
  • acting for you in any appeal to the Federal Court of Australia or equivalent State Supreme Court.
  • defending any debt recovery actions filed against you at all levels of State Courts (Local/Magistrates, District/County or Supreme Courts).
  • defending any insolvency proceedings – such as bankruptcy proceedings or winding up applications – filed against you or your company in the Federal Circuit Court, Federal Court or relevant Supreme Court.
  • acting for you in any administrative law challenges under the Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977 or s 39B of the Judiciary Act 1903, such as a review of a decision to issue a garnishee notice or information-gathering notice.
  • acting for you in any claims made by a liquidator in relation to, or arising from, your tax liability or your company’s tax liability; and
  • acting for you in any mediation or conciliation of the legal proceedings.

What Makes Aptum Different

Specialist expertise

An exclusive focus on commercial and tax disputes.

Legal intelligence framework

Practical, ongoing risk assessment to focus on the essential.

Project management framework

Routine documented strategy through custom project management.

Select Team Members

Tuan Van Le Practice Lead, Tax Disputes
David Vuong Associate
Josh Baravelli Senior Associate
Sofia Pichardo Lawyer

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