Appointed Senior Counsel - 2018

Called to the Bar - 2006

Admitted as a Legal Practitioner - 1999

Ms Deards has an extensive taxation practice and appears for taxpayers and the Commissioner of Taxation in income tax and GST cases in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, the Federal Court and the High Court of Australia. She has appeared in a large range of tax cases, from complex Part IVA and transfer pricing cases, to disputes concerning CGT, the consolidation regime, international tax, superannuation, insurance, trusts and charities. She is ranked Band 1 in the Chambers and Partners Asia Pacific Guide for taxation law, is listed in Best Lawyers in the area of Tax Law, and is ranked as "pre-emminent" by Doyles Guide.

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Core Practice Areas

  • Taxation and Revenue
  • Administrative


Inquiries to Banco’s clerk can be emailed to Alternatively, please call (02) 8239 0201.


Tel: 9376 0672


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