Christopher Bevan


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  • Bachelor of Economics (Keynesian economics) (Syd Univ)
  • Bachelor of Laws (Syd Univ)
  • Master of Laws (Honours) in taxation law (Syd Univ)
  • Certified Tax Advisor, Taxation Institute of Australia (CTA)
  • Fellow of the Taxation Institute (FTI)
  • Certified Trust and Estate Practitioner (STEP, London) (TEP)
  • Member, Australian Institute of Company Directors (MAICD)
  • Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia (FGIA)
  • Member, Australian Society of Authors (ASA)
  • Member, Panel of Legal Advisors, Small Business Ombudsman
  • Administrative law – Commonwealth and State decisions


    Corporate Governance Law


    Financial and Corporate (ASIC and APRA) regulation

    Taxation Law – Commonwealth and State taxes

    Chris Bevan is a member of the Sydney Bar. He also has Chambers in Melbourne, where he practises on a part-time basis.
    Chris has been at the Bar for 28 years following a career as a solicitor in private practice for 11 years, 6 years of which he had spent as a law firm partner.
    A detailed curriculum vitae for Chris is available on this website.

    This brief biography is provided by way of an introduction of Chris as a specialist advocate and advisor on taxation law, company law, insolvency law and trust law in Australia over the last 29 years.

    Chris appears in tax cases, company law and trust disputes, including disputes between shareholders, trustees and beneficiaries, with occasional appearances in the Family Court.

    Chris has appeared on a number of occasions during the last 20 years as leading counsel in cases involving those three principal areas of law in the High Court, the Federal Court, the Full Federal Court, and various Courts of Appeal and Supreme Courts around Australia.
    Chris is also an advisor, university lecturer and professional-body lecturer and author on tax law, company law and trust law.
    Chris has recently joined the panel of very senior taxation lawyers registered with the Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman. This new panel provides legal advice at the highest level to small business taxpayers who have hit a brick wall in disputes with the ATO.

    Christopher Bevan