The national law firm has continued the expansion of its national tax controversy practice, hiring a new special counsel.
Megan Bishop has been appointed to the team, where she will be based in Melbourne.
Ms Bishop joins Holding Redlich from EY, where she specialised in tax disputes and assisted clients through all stages of the tax lifecycle, acting for both individual and corporate clients across a broad spectrum of tax issues, including R&D, state taxes, employment taxes, and income tax.
Holding Redlich national managing partner Ian Robertson AO said the appointment of Ms Bishop coincides with the firm’s commitment to developing its tax controversy practice, which kicked off three years ago by appointing Damien Bourke as a partner in its Brisbane office.
“That proved to be smart decision, and we are very pleased with the progress of the practice,” Mr Robertson said.
“We are delighted that Megan has joined Holding Redlich. Her expertise and experience will add great depth to our team.”
Commenting further, Melbourne-based tax controversy partner Sue Williamson said: “The ATO does a great job in the administration of the system. However, there will always be room for disagreement. Either because policy gives unfair outcomes or the ATO interpretation is harsh and needs to be challenged.
“This team takes on the fight to ensure fairness for all: large listed clients, high wealth individuals, small business, and individuals.”