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Monday - Friday
8.00am - 5.30pm

Phone
+61 2 92231522

Fax
+61 2 92237646

Email
f.hayden@statechambers.net

Address
Level 36,
52 Marin Place,
Sydney NSW 200

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Igor Mescher

 

Contact Details

Phone: +61 2 9223 1522
Email: igor.mescher@statechambers.net

Areas of Practice

  • Taxation law (especially State taxes such as duties, land tax, payroll tax and other State taxes).
  • Constitutional Law;
  • Labour/Industrial Law;
  • Government Law/Statutory Interpretation

Date of Admission to the Bar

18 February 1994

Date of Admission as a Solicitor

1 July 1988

Qualifications

  • B.Sc. LL.B. (UNSW) - 1988
  • LL.M (Hon) (Syd. Uni) - 1992


 

Practice Overview

Taxation Law

Full Federal Court and the NSW Court of Appeal

  • Chippendale Printing Co Pty Limited v Commissioner of Taxation (1996) 62 FCR 347
  • Chief Commissioner of State Revenue v Lee (2000) 45 ATR 130;
  • Moss v Deputy Commissioner of Taxation (2003) 59 NSWLR 139;
  • Chief Commissioner of State Revenue v Hayson Group of Companies Pty Limited (2006) 68 NSWLR 254;
  • Northern NSW Football Pty Limited v Chief Commissioner of State Revenue [2011] NSWCA 51;
  • Lo v Chief Commissioner of State Revenue (2013) 85 NSWLR 86.
  • Perry Properties Pty Limited v Chief Commissioner of State Revenue (2013) 85 NSWLR 240.
  • Vartuli v Chief Commissioner of State Revenue [2015] NSWCA 372

Extensive experience in appearing in the Supreme Court of NSW, the NSW Administrative Decisions Tribunal, the NSW Civil & Administrative Tribunal and lower courts in State taxation and other taxation matters. Advice work in taxation matters.

Constitutional Law

High Court

  • Leask v Commonwealth (1996) 187 CLR 579
  • Paliflex Pty Limited v Chief Commissioner of State Revenue (2003) 219 CLR 325;
  • South Sydney City Council v Paliflex Pty Limited (2003) 78 ALJR 101;
  • Permanent Trustee Australia Limited v Commissioner of State Revenue (2004) 220 CLR 388.

NSW Court of Appeal

  • Bitannia Pty Limited v Parkline Constructions Pty Limited (2006) 67 NSWLR 9;
  • Stryke Corporation Pty Limited v Miskovic [2007] NSWCA 72

NSW Supreme Court (at first instance)

  • R v Baladjam & Ors (2010) 77 NSWLR 630

Appearances on behalf of the NSW Attorney-General in many constitutional law cases in which the Attorney-General decided to intervene under section 78A Judiciary Act.

Advices on the constitutional validity of laws (both NSW & Federal) covering all areas of constitutional law.

Government Law/Statutory Interpretation

Full Federal Court

  • Vista Commercial Construction Pty Limited v Deputy Commissioner of Taxation (1997) 79 FCR 288;
  • Mogensen v Conway (1998) 90 FCR 30

NSW Court of Appeal

  • Williams v Minister, Aboriginal Land Rights Act 1983 (1994) 35 NSWLR 497;
  • Pye v Butterfield Cheese Factors Pty Limited (1996) 39 NSWLR 425;
  • GIO Australia Limited v Robson & Nowlin Pty Limited (1997) 42 NSWLR 439;
  • Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance Australia Limited v Betta Industries Pty Limited; Harlander Pty Limited (in liq) v New South Wales (2002) 24 NSWCCR 164;
  • Dowe v Commissioner of NSW Crime Commission; Gedeon v Commissioner of NSW Crime Commission (2007) 64 ACSR 91.