A testator left money to a charity which was deregistered soon after his death. The charity had left some of its assets to another charity, who claimed the bequest as the “successor” organisation of the original charity. The court found the first charity had ceased to exist and did not have a “successor”, so the […]
The purchaser of a horse sold as a gelding tried to return the horse and get her money back when it turned out the horse still had intact testicles. The court not only ordered the sale price be refunded, but also her vet and agistment fees incurred over several years while the vendor refused to […]
List Member Jennifer Hewson successfully appeared for a Plaintiff awarded equitable compensation for improvements he had contributed to a property owned by the defendant (his partner at the time). The case had started off as a simple debt claim, however, Ms Hewson formed the view that, naturally enough in the context of their domestic relationship, […]
Hemmant’s List Member Dr Richard Schulte successfully appeared for the Commissioner of Taxation in a complex matter involving significant amounts of unexplained income and whether findings of fraud and evasion were justified. Pursuant to s14ZZK(b) of the Taxation Administration Act 1953 (Cth) the taxpayers were required to prove that the amounts of money they received […]
List Member David Marks QC has been recognised as a leading Tax Queen’s Counsel in Chambers and Partners
List Member Gareth Beacham QC has been recognised as a leading Construction & Infrastructure Queen’s Council in Chambers and Partners
The recent case of Fastbet Investments & Anor v Deputy Commissioner of Taxation (No 5)  FCA 2073 concerns a challenge by Fastbet to the validity of a security bond demand (“SBD”). The SBD issued by the Commissioner required Fastbet to provide security to the Commissioner in the form of a mortgage over land in […]
Hemmant’s List is proud to announce that List Member Erin Longbottom is one of nine New Queens Counsel appointed today. The Hemmant’s List Board congratulates Ms Longbottom on this appointment, an acknowledgement of her achievements and dedication to the profession. The Hemmant’s List Board also extends its congratulations to the other appointees.
Dr Richard Schulte is a highly experienced Tax and Superannuation Litigation practitioner. Here he outlines effective strategies for Trustees of Self Managed Superannuation Funds (and their Accountants) when dealing with Trust Fund Non-compliance.
List Member Kathryn McMillan QC has been recognised for her contributions to the Family Law area by the following rankings in Doyles Guide: Leading Parenting & Children’s Matters Barrister – Queensland 2020; and Recommended Family Law Senior Counsel – Queensland 2020