Julianne Jaques KC

+61 2 8226 2330 (Sydney)

Dr Julianne Jaques QC specialises in Taxation.  She maintains chambers in both Melbourne and Sydney and has appeared in all higher Federal, Victorian and New South Wales courts. Julianne has extensive experience in dealing with all stages of taxation disputes, acting for both taxpayers and the Commissioner. She is experiences in alternative dispute resolution and has appeared in numerous neutral evaluations and mediations. She has also appeared in and advised on State Revenue matters.

In March 2020, Julianne was awarded Chartered Tax Adviser of the Year by The Tax Institute from an eligible membership of over 7,000 across Australia. She is listed in the current editions of both Chambers and Partners' Leading Lawyers (category: The Tax Bar, Australia), and Doyles Guide to the Australian Legal Profession (category: Victoria's Leading Tax Barristers).

Julianne is a current member of the Board of Taxation and the Independent Parliamentary Expenses Authority, and a former member of the Tax Practitioners Board.

Prior to coming to the Bar, Julianne had over 10 years' experience in private tax practice with a major law firm and prior to that, a major accounting firm. She also spent two years as senior tax advisor to the Federal Assistant Treasurer. She is a chartered accountant and chartered tax advisor and holds a doctorate in law from the University of Melbourne where her doctoral thesis was on the corporate cash flow tax.

Recent/significant cases in which Julianne has appeared include;

High Court:

  • Commissioner of Taxation v Sharpcan Pty Ltd (2019) HCA 36 (led by G Davies QC with junior L Molesworth
  • Bywater Investments Limited v Commissioner of Taxation; Hua Wang Bank Berhad v Commissioner of Taxation (2016) HCA 45 (16 November 2016) (led by A Slater KC and K Stern SC)

Federal Court:

  • Australian for Indigenous Constitutional Recognition Ltd v Commissioner of the Australian Charities and Not-for-prpfits Commission (2021) FCA 435 (leading H Mazloum)
  • Anglo American Investments Pty Lted (Trustee) v Commissioner of Taxation (2022) FCA 971 (led by K Stern SC with junior C Ensor)
  • Melbourne Corporation of Australia Pty Ltd v Commissioner of Taxation (2022) FCA 972 (led by K Stern SC with Junior C Ensor)
  • Victoria Power Networks Pty Ltd v Commissioner of Taxation (2020) FCAFC 169 (led by G Davies KC with junior L Molesworth)
  • Deputy Commissioner of Taxation v Gould (2020) FCA (sole counsel)
  • Sole Luna Pty Ltd as Trustee for the PA Wade No 2 Settlement Trust v Commissioner of Taxation (2019) FCA 1195 (led by M Flynn KC)
  • Gould v Deputy Commissioner of Taxation (2017) FCAFC 1 (9 January 2017) (led by D McGovern SC)
  • Deputy Commissioner of Taxation v Chemical Trustee Limited (No 9) (2015) FCA 1178 (3 November 2015) (sole counsel)
  • Hua Wang Bank Berhad v Commissioner of Taxation (No 19) (2015) FCA 454 (4 May 2015) (sole counsel)
  • Hua Wang Bank Berhad v Commissioner of Taxation (2014) FCA 1392 (19 December 2014) (led by Des Fagan SC, now Justice Fagan of the NSW Supreme Court)
  • Hua Wang Bank Berhad v Commissioner of Taxation (2013) FCAFC 28 (13 March 2013) (led by Michael Wigney SC, now Justice Wigney of the Federal Court)

Administrative Appeals Tribunal:

  • Tiani v Commissioner of Taxation (2022) AATA 416 (8 March 2022) (leading A Wilson)




B Ec, Monash University (1989)

LLB, Monash University (1991)

Chartered Accountant (1994)

Chartered Tax Adviser/Fellow Taxation Institute of Australia (1995)

Doctor of Juridical Science, University of Melbourne (2004)

Practice Areas

Administrative LawAppellateCommercial LawConstitutional LawContract LawCorporations LawEquity and TrustsInsolvency and BankruptcyInternationalTax and Revenue