F. John Morgan
F. John Morgan
LLB; B Com
1 May 1980
Signed Bar Roll:
29 April 2004
Owen Dixon Chambers East
Level 2, Room 17
Admitted to Practice:
19 June 2014
Areas of Practice:
- Taxation Law
- Accredited Mediator
- Superannuation Law
SEE John’s website; www.fjmtax.com for further detail including his publications and cases.
John Morgan has practised primarily in revenue and superannuation law since coming to the Victorian Bar in 2004, and for many years prior to that, as a partner in Freehills, now Herbert Smith Freehills (2000-2003); Blake Dawson Waldron, now Ashurst (1997-2000) and Phillips Fox, now DLA Piper (1989-1997). John will also accept briefs in taxation related matters, such as family law property settlements and professional negligence cases involving taxation advice.
His main areas of practice include the main federal taxes: Income Tax, Capital Gains Tax and Goods and Services Tax (‘GST’) and Fringe Benefits Tax. He has experience in all stages of such matters including: giving advice, handling audits, drawing objections, appealing adverse objection decisions and any subsequent Tribunal or Court decisions, negotiations, at all stages, and alternative dispute resolution.
John is also a a nationally accredited mediator and is available to act as a mediator.
By way of further background, John also taught tax at Monash University (2003-2004); is a member of the Law Council’s Melbourne Tax Committee and is a member of the Taxation Institute of Australia. John also served, in 1998, on the ‘Tax Law Improvement Project’, which was charged with re-writing the income tax law, in ‘plain english’, into the, then new, Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 Act. He was also appointed, in 2008, by the then Assistant Treasurer, to serve as a private sector representative on the ‘Tax Design Review Panel’, which delivered a report on better design and delivery of tax laws.
A partner in:
- Freehills, now Herbert Smith Freehills (2000-2003);
- Blake Dawson Waldron, now Ashurst (1997-2000); and
- Phillips Fox, now DLA Piper (1989-1997)
practising primarily in taxation and superannuation law.
Memberships and Associations:
- The Melbourne University Hockey Club
- The Mount Martha Yacht Club
- The Victoria Racing Club
- The Melbourne Cricket Club
- The Essoign Club
Academic Position / Published Articles:
Senior Lecturer at Monash University in 2003 to 2004