Ruth Fesseha
Lawyer
Olivia Boyle
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Ed Macgregor
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Peter Mutema
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Joanna Wang
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Ryan Steele

Lawyer

Possessing a keen problem-solving acumen, Ryan is dedicated to delivering practical and strategic solutions for clients and their businesses. With an academic background in finance, Ryan excels in utilising knowledge from both fields to tackle new challenges head-on. His ability to blend legal expertise with financial insights allows him to provide comprehensive advice tailored to the specific needs of each client.

Ryan is a highly motivated lawyer, experienced in the area of taxation law.

He has particular experience within the taxation controversy and litigation space, working to guide clients through all stages of dealing with the various revenue authorities, aiding to resolve any disputes which may arise during this process.

Prior to beginning at Hamilton Locke, Ryan worked as a Graduate and Undergraduate Paralegal at Holding Redlich.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Taxation; Controversy (including ATO Reviews/audits); Litigation and Dispute Resolution

QUALIFICATIONS
  • Bachelor of Laws (Honours) – Queensland University of Technology
  • Bachelor of Business (Finance) – Queensland University of Technology
  • Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice – College of Law
  • Admitted to practice in

 

SELECTED REPRESENTATIONS
  • JMC Academy v Commissioner of Taxation – dispute with the Commissioner centered around the definitions of ‘contractor’ and ‘employee’ both at common law and the extended definition under the SGAA.
  • Fewstone Pty Ltd v Commissioner of Taxation – Dispute with ATO centred around taxation on a pre-CGT assed. The ATO amended assessments on the basis that the transactions were a ‘tax avoidance scheme’. This was the first Judicial consideration of section 45B.
  • Ryan’s involvement in the matter was as a Graduate under the supervision of Damien Bourke who led proceedings for the taxpayer.
  • Cavanagh and Commissioner of Taxation – first case on the entitlement of a taxpayer to access small business litigation funding. Ryan worked as a Graduate on this matter under the supervision of Damien Bourke and Joanne Casburn who represented the taxpayer.
  • Deputy Commissioner of Taxation v Markwell – Successful debt proceedings where the ATO was forced to concede. Ryan worked as a Graduate on this matter under the supervision of Damien Bourke and Joanne Casburn who represented the taxpayer.

 

 

 

 

Brisbane

AREAS OF EXPERTISE