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Fleur Shand

Bar roll 2013 Admitted 2006
  • Commercial Law Intellectual Property
  • Tort Law Public Law
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Fleur Shand is an experienced commercial and tax litigator

Fleur is an experienced commercial and tax litigator focusing on company and securities law, class actions, taxation disputes, contract disputes, regulatory and disciplinary action, building and construction disputes, arbitrations and professional negligence claims.   

With over 12 years' litigation experience, Fleur has acted for both corporate clients and individuals in the financial services, oil and gas, mineral resources, property and construction, professional services and automotive sectors.  She has been involved in investigations and proceedings by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission, the Australian Taxation Office, the Tax Practitioners Board, the State Revenue Office, the Fair Work Commission and the Victorian Legal Services Board. She is a member of the Commercial Bar Association.

Fleur practises across all types of taxation law at the State and Federal level, including income tax, superannuation (including SMSF), capital gains, GST, transfer pricing, stamp duty, payroll tax, land tax, disciplinary matters and tax prosecutions. She is a member of the Tax Bar Association and the International Fiscal Association.  She holds a Master of Taxation from Melbourne University and is a Fellow of the Tax Institute.

Fleur has appeared in the Federal Court of Australia, the Supreme Court, the County Court, the Federal Circuit Court, the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, the Magistrates' Court and the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal.  As well as practicing in Victoria, Fleur has acted in cases in New South Wales, Western Australia, and Tasmania.

Prior to joining the Bar in 2013, Fleur was a Senior Associate in the Dispute Resolution Group at King & Wood Mallesons.

Fleur holds a Bachelor of Laws with first class honours from the University of Sydney. She also holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Arts with first class honours.  While studying law at Sydney University, Fleur was a paralegal at the HIH Insurance Royal Commission.

Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation

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Chambers & Clerk

Aickin Chambers
Level 28

200 Queen Street 
Melbourne VIC 3000 

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Jane King

03 9225 8558

Expertise

Commercial Law
  • Appellate
  • Banking & Finance
  • Bankruptcy
  • Building & Construction
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial Arbitration
  • Consumer Credit
  • Consumer Law
  • Contractual Disputes
  • Corporate Insolvency
  • Corporations & Securities
  • Energy & Resources
  • Equity & Trusts
  • Insurance
  • Private International Law
  • Real Property
  • Residential & Retail Tenancies
  • Taxation
Intellectual Property
  • Confidential Information
Tort Law
  • Class Actions
  • Major Torts
  • Negligence
  • Professional Negligence
Public Law
  • Administrative Law
  • Taxation
  • White Collar Crime

Qualifications

Qualifications

Master of Taxation (Melb)

Bachelor of Laws (Hons)(Syd)

Bachelor of Arts (Hons)(Otago)

Post Graduate Diploma (Bus Ad)

Admitted

Victoria

Entitled to practise in

State and Territory Courts and Tribunals

Federal Court of Australia

High Court of Australia

Languages

Mandarin

Recent Cases

Bolitho v Banksia Securities Limited (Receivers & Managers appointed) (In liquidation) class action and related proceedings

Banksia Securities Limited v the Trust Company [2017] VSC 583

Acting for Trust Company Nominees Limited (the trustee of Banksia Securities, a debenture-issuer regulated by a trust deed under Chapter 2L of the Corporations Act 2001) in class action and related proceedings in the Supreme Court of Victoria, including interlocutory proceedings concerning claims of client legal privilege over discovered documents. Led by I G Waller QC with P G Liondas, briefed by Clayton Utz.

Zantran Pty Limited v Crown Resorts Limited securities class action

Acting for Crown Resorts Limited in the securities class action in the Federal Court of Australia arising from detention of Crown staff in China. Led by N J Young QC, N D Hopkins QC, with R G Craig and briefed by MinterEllison Lawyers.

Mitic v OZ Minerals Limited securities class action and related proceedings

Mitic v Oz Minerals Ltd [2015] FCA 1152 (privilege dispute)

Mitic v OZ Minerals Limited (No 2) [2017] FCA 409 (settlement approval)

Acting for OZ Minerals Holdings in the securities class action and related proceedings in the Federal Court of Australia concerning the merger of Zinifex and Oxiana. Also appeared in interlocutory proceedings concerning claims of legal professional privilege over discovered documents. With N P De Young, briefed by K+L Gates.

Asahi Holdings (Australia) Pty Ltd v Pacific Equity Partners Pty Ltd

Acting for defendant executive in Federal Court proceedings involving claims of misleading and deceptive conduct in connection with the $NZ1.5 billion sale of an alcoholic beverage business to Asahi. With J P Slattery and briefed by K+L Gates (settled). 

Petsinis v Victorian Legal Services Board (Full Court of Supreme Court of Victoria)

Petsinis v Victorian Legal Services Board [2016] VSC 389

Download Summary of judgment - Petsinis v VLSB.pdf

Appearing for the Victorian Legal Services Board in application for readmission to the legal profession by solicitor struck off roll for dishonesty offences. Led by S R Senathirajah QC.

Timbercorp Finance Pty Ltd v Collins

Timbercorp Finance Pty Ltd v Collins (2016) 119 ACSR 478; [2016] VSC 776

Appearing for defendants in trial of two proceedings representing issues raised by defendants in recovery proceedings commenced by Timbercorp Finance Pty Ltd (in liq). Led by M D Wyles QC, with D J Fahey.

SNF (Australia) Pty Ltd v CIBA Specialty Chemicals Water Treatment Limited (privilege dispute)

Appearing for corporate recipient of subpoena before Beach J in Federal Court, successfully resisting production on the grounds of legal professional privilege. Unled, briefed by Clayton Utz.

SeaRoad Logistics Pty Ltd v Patricks Stevedores Operations No 2 Pty Ltd

SeaRoad Logistics Pty Ltd v Patricks Stevedores Operations No 2 Pty Ltd [2014] VSC 170

Appearing for plaintiff in Supreme Court proceedings concerning the proper construction of a commercial lease. Led by S M Anderson QC. 

Dale v Commissioner of State Revenue

Dale v Commissioner of State Revenue [2015] VCAT 1685

Appearing unled for Commissioner of State Revenue in application by home owner for review of the SRO's decision that the First Home Owner Grant should be repaid to SRO.

Taxation - various Part IVC proceedings in Administrative Appeals Tribunal

Acting unled for Commissioner of Taxation and taxpayers in various proceedings in Administrative Appeals Tribunal brought under Part IVC of the Taxation Administration Act 1953. 

Disciplinary - Tax Agents Services Act 2009

Acting unled for Tax Practitioners Board in proceedings in Administrative Appeals Tribunal for review of decisions of the Tax Practitioners Board to terminate or not renew the registration of tax agents.

Publications

Memberships

Victorian Bar - Commercial Bar Association

Victorian Bar - Tax Bar Association

Fellow of The Tax Institute 

Member of the International Fiscal Association