Kristen Deards SC

Silk 2018
Call 2006
Phone +61 2 9376 0672

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Kristen 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.


Chambers & Partners Asia Pacific Guide 2019 – 2023 – Band 1 Silk in Tax – "Kristen is active across a broad range of tax matters, including income tax, CGT and GST-related issues, appearing for both taxpayers and the taxation authorities in cases considered by tribunals up to and including High Court level. She attracts extensive praise from interviewees, one calling her 'very successful and highly sought after,' another noting that she is 'consistently on the rise,' while a third simply says: 'She is exceptional.'"

Best Lawyers 2024 – Taxation – Lawyer of the Year

Best Lawyers 2019 – 2023 – Ranked in Tax

Doyles Guide 2018 – 2022 – Preeminent Senior Counsel in Tax matters

Legal 500 Guide 2023 – Tier 2 Leading Silk in Commercial Disputes