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2016-04-20Terry Hawker
Website created by List member: F John Morgan

List member, John Morgan has taken the innovative step of creating the ‘Tax Technical’ website: 'taxtechnical.com.au’ (or strictly speaking, his trust has done this - the Tax Technical Trust).

The website is designed for tax specialists by a tax specialist. John has practised in tax all his working life, including his 12 years at the Bar. He has used his expertise to gather together the key material on the internet that is in the public domain and he has made it really easy to access. For instance, two clicks and you’ve arrived at any of the key legislation.

John says, “These links are so good I’m not going to buy the 5 volumes of loose leaf legislation this year.”

The site also houses John’s ‘Tax Month’ summary of developments, which is an excellent way to keep abreast of developments. A quick look at the table of contents will keep you in touch and you can click on any topic that takes your interest. The site will also include other people’s tax articles.

All this information will be in ‘html' format and will, therefore, be searchable from outside the site on your browser. John has deliberately kept access to this site free and is pursuing an ‘advertising model’ to generate revenue.

Anyone interested in tax might find it interesting to take a look (via the link above).

If you would like John to explain any of this further, please feel free to contact him on 0438 637 638 or f.john.morgan@vicbar.com.au.

2016-06-07Vicky Priskich
List member, Dr Vicky Priskich has co-authored with Professor James O’Donovan a second edition of Lender Liability (2016), which is published by Thomson Reuters.

Lender liability is no longer the exclusive province of unscrupulous lenders. Most of Australia’s major banks have been implicated in financial advice scandals. The book provides guidance for corporate advisory and litigation lawyers in private practice and to in-house counsel. The text is designed to be the ‘go-to’ publication for these advisors on the legal issues surrounding the liability of lenders. The text is not confined to liability of banks, it applies to any lending institution, such as credit unions, building societies, friendly societies, securitises etc.

Major developments in recent times include the plethora of new legislation such as the National Consumer Protection Act 2009 (Cth), the Australian Consumer Law, the National Credit Code, the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financial Act 2006 (Cth) the Privacy Amendment (Enhancing Privacy Protection) Act 2012 (Cth) and the Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (Cth).

Lender Liability takes a transactional approach; working through the different stages of a lender’s relationship with its client covering topics ranging from the advertising of financial services to the giving of investment advice and privacy issues to the regulation of loan contracts, consumer credit and syndicated loans and the enforcement of securities. It includes chapters on the risk of lenders being found liable as de facto or shadow directors and under AML-CTF legislation.

For those interested in knowing more about the book please follow the link to the publisher: Lender Liability - Thomson Reuters or contact Vicky Priskich at v.priskich@vicbar.com.au.

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2016-07-27
List T welcomes Christopher Micallef

List T is pleased to announce a new member has joined its exclusive List. Christopher Micallef -LLB (Hons) SBIS LPLC was admitted as an Australian Lawyer in 2006. Up until he signed the bar roll in 2015, his 9 years’ experience as a solicitor in both private and government sectors has given him an excellent understanding of the law from a grass-roots level to complex applications in the High Court of Australia.
As a solicitor at the State Revenue Office, Christopher was responsible for a number of the taxation appeals on behalf of the Commissioner.
As a professional and dedicated Barrister, Christopher is not only well versed in general commercial and civil law, he also practises in criminal law.
Furthermore, Christopher is a computer science technology and information systems expert.

To brief Christopher please contact Terry Hawker +61 3 9225 8188.