Catherine practices in taxation, commercial and public law. Catherine has also appeared in both international and domestic commercial arbitration.
Before joining the Bar, Catherine worked as a solicitor at Walkers Hong Kong and on secondment to King & Wood, where she advised in respect of international financial instruments and corporate and financial restructuring.
Liability limited by a scheme approvd under the Professional Standards Legislation
- Banking & Finance
- Class Actions
- Contractual Disputes
- Corporations & Securities
- Equity & Trusts
- Professional Negligence
- Commissions & Inquiries
- Freedom of Information
Bachelor of Laws (Hons)
Bachelor of Arts
State and Territory Courts and Tribunals
Federal Court of Australia
High Court of Australia
Catherine has acted for both taxpayers and the Commissioner of Taxation in the High Court and Federal Court in the following cases:
Federal Commissioner of Taxation v Thomas  HCA 31 (led by Justin Gleeson SC and Philip Looney QC)
Federal Commissioner of Taxation ats Racing Queensland Board and Federal Commissioner of Taxation ats Scone Race Club Ltd (2018, Federal Court of Australia, led by Philip Looney QC; decision reserved)
Advising a multinational company in relation to the application of anti-avoidance and transfer pricing provisions to certain debt instruments and currency swaps.
Federal Commissioner of Taxation ats Bell Group Limited (led by Neil Williams SC)
Federal Commissioner of Taxation ats ACN 153 530 199 Pty Ltd (led by Greg Davies QC).
Federal Commissioner of Taxation ats Caltex Australia Petroleum Pty Ltd (led by Stephen Sharpley QC)
Auctus Resources Pty Ltd v Innovation and Science Australia (not led)
Federal Commissioner of Taxation ats Focus Metals Australia Pty Ltd (not led)
Australia Wales Financial Management Pty Ltd ats Flash Lighting Company Inc. (2018, Victorian Supreme Court; decision reserved)
Court v Spotless Limited ((2018, Federal Court; ongoing)
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Victorian Bar - Commercial Bar Association