Jennifer Batrouney QC

Bar Roll: 1991 Silk: 2000
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Jennifer practises in taxation, equity, superannuation, commercial and administrative law.  With 28 years’ experience at the Bar, she is a trusted advisor to a range of corporate, government and not-for-profit clients.

Jennifer is well known for her clear, concise and effective advice in relation to the interpretation of contracts, trust deeds and corporate constitutions.  She has obtained court approval for trust deed amendments and cy pres applications.  She also advises in relation to difficult trust disputes, perpetuity issues and complex superannuation fund issues.

In addition to general income tax and R&D matters, she has experience in advising in relation to GST, FBT, and State taxes such as payroll and land taxes.  She has been consistently recognised as a leading tax silk in Doyles Guide.

She also has a substantial equity practice in the not-for-profit sector and has assisted numerous not-for-profit entities to obtain or retain their tax concession charity status.

Jennifer has acted as an expert determiner and is a consultant to the ATO Public Advice and Guidance Panel.

Jennifer has been a silk for over 19 years and is presently President of the Australian Bar Association and is a past President of the Victorian Bar and of the Tax Bar Association.  She is also Chair of the Law Council Charities and Not-for-Profits committee, and a member of the Melbourne Law School Advisory Council and Melbourne Tax Masters Advisory Committee.  Jennifer is a Senior Fellow at the Melbourne Law School, teaching in the Tax Masters Program.

 

 

*Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation

CommercialEquity & TrustsJudicial ReviewMerits ReviewRegulatorySuperannuationTaxes – FederalTaxes – State

QUALIFICATIONS:

LLB (Hons), B.Com University of Melbourne
Chartered Tax Adviser
Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners
Member Australian Institute of Company Directors

MEMBERSHIP & ASSOCIATIONS:

President Australian Bar Association
Past President - Tax Bar Association
Immediate Past President - Victorian Bar Council
Member - Law Council of Australia Taxation Committee since 1991
Melbourne Law School Advisory Council
Member - Australian Institute of Company Directors
Chair - Law Council Not-For-Profit Legal Practice and Charities Committee
Director - Australia and New Zealand Charity Law Association
Member - Victorian Bar Indigenous Justice Committee
Committee member - Women Barristers Association
State Councillor, Victorian Division - Taxation Institute of Australia from 1997 until 2002
Member - Superannuation Complaints Tribunal 2001-2003

Jennifer Batrouney QC

Bar Roll: 1991 Silk: 2000
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Profile

Jennifer practises in taxation, equity, superannuation, commercial and administrative law.  With 28 years’ experience at the Bar, she is a trusted advisor to a range of corporate, government and not-for-profit clients.

Jennifer is well known for her clear, concise and effective advice in relation to the interpretation of contracts, trust deeds and corporate constitutions.  She has obtained court approval for trust deed amendments and cy pres applications.  She also advises in relation to difficult trust disputes, perpetuity issues and complex superannuation fund issues.

In addition to general income tax and R&D matters, she has experience in advising in relation to GST, FBT, and State taxes such as payroll and land taxes.  She has been consistently recognised as a leading tax silk in Doyles Guide.

She also has a substantial equity practice in the not-for-profit sector and has assisted numerous not-for-profit entities to obtain or retain their tax concession charity status.

Jennifer has acted as an expert determiner and is a consultant to the ATO Public Advice and Guidance Panel.

Jennifer has been a silk for over 19 years and is presently President of the Australian Bar Association and is a past President of the Victorian Bar and of the Tax Bar Association.  She is also Chair of the Law Council Charities and Not-for-Profits committee, and a member of the Melbourne Law School Advisory Council and Melbourne Tax Masters Advisory Committee.  Jennifer is a Senior Fellow at the Melbourne Law School, teaching in the Tax Masters Program.

 

 

*Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation

Areas of Practice

CommercialEquity & TrustsJudicial ReviewMerits ReviewRegulatorySuperannuationTaxes – FederalTaxes – State

Cases

Qualifications & Memberships

QUALIFICATIONS::

LLB (Hons), B.Com University of Melbourne
Chartered Tax Adviser
Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners
Member Australian Institute of Company Directors

MEMBERSHIP & ASSOCIATIONS:

President Australian Bar Association
Past President - Tax Bar Association
Immediate Past President - Victorian Bar Council
Member - Law Council of Australia Taxation Committee since 1991
Melbourne Law School Advisory Council
Member - Australian Institute of Company Directors
Chair - Law Council Not-For-Profit Legal Practice and Charities Committee
Director - Australia and New Zealand Charity Law Association
Member - Victorian Bar Indigenous Justice Committee
Committee member - Women Barristers Association
State Councillor, Victorian Division - Taxation Institute of Australia from 1997 until 2002
Member - Superannuation Complaints Tribunal 2001-2003