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Meredith
Schilling

Meredith practices primarily in taxation, administrative and commercial law.   

She has extensive experience dealing with all stages of taxation audits and disputes across a wide range of different tax issues, and has appeared on behalf of both taxpayers and revenue authorities, alone and with silk, in the High Court, the Federal Court, the AAT, the VCAT, and in the Supreme Courts of Victoria, Tasmania and NSW. 

Meredith appears regularly in judicial review proceedings in the Supreme and Federal Courts and has particular expertise in proceedings involving judicial review of opinions of Medical Panels constituted under the Workplace Injury and Compensation Act 2013 (Vic).

Prior to coming to the Bar, Meredith was Associate to the Honourable Justice Julie Dodds-Streeton.

Meredith holds a Juris Doctor degree (First Class Honours) and an LL.M from the University of Melbourne.  She was awarded the Melbourne JD Deans Award in both 2002 and 2003 (student placed first over all subjects), the Arnold Bloch Leibler award for Corporations Law and the Middletons Award for Intellectual Property.  Meredith completed her LL.M in January 2017 by a research thesis exploring the current boundaries of the administrative law ground of unreasonableness.

Some recent published cases:-

Taxation

Administrative law

Commercial 

  • Pacific Services Group Pty Ltd (in Liq): Craig David Crosbie in his capacity as joint and several liquidator v Commissioner of Taxation [2016-ongoing]. Currently briefed unled by the Commissioner of Taxation in significant unfair preference claims brought by liquidators in the Victorian Supreme Court 
  • Gunns Ltd (in Liq): Daniel M Bryant, Ian M Carson and Craig D Crosbie (in their capacities as joint and several liquidators) [2015-16]. Appeared unled on behalf of the Commissioner of Taxation (in the Victorian Supreme Court) and the Commonwealth of Australia (in the Federal Court of Australia) defending unfair preference claims brought by the liquidators of the Gunns Group of companies.  

 A full list of published cases can be found here.

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Contact

PH +61 3 +61 3 9225 6783
Email meredith.schilling@vicbar.com.au
FAX +61 3 9225 6355

Chambers: Room 414
Owen Dixon Chambers West
525 Lonsdale Street
Melbourne 3000

Practice Areas

Appellate
Civil Appeals
Commercial Law
Superannuation
Contractual Disputes
Bankruptcy Law & Insolvency Law
Common Law
Judicial Review
Inquests, Inquiries, Tribunals & Commissions
Coronial Inquests
Judicial Review
Workers Compensation
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Public Law & Administrative Law
Merits Review
Judicial Review
Superannuation
Regulatory Investigations
Tax Law & Revenue Law
Income Tax
Payroll Tax
Superannuation
Tax Prosecutions

ADMISSIONS

Signed Victorian Bar Roll:
11 May 2006

Qualifications

LL.M, JD, BA, Assoc. Dip. Mus(Opera)

Committee Memberships

Ethics Committee
Pro Bono Committee