Ermelinda is a specialist in commercial law, with a particular focus on tax and insurance law.
Before coming to the Bar, Ermelinda practised as a solicitor and held the position of Director at Ernst & Young in the Tax Controversy practice. She has over 18 years’ experience in tax law and is recognised in Doyle’s Guide as a recommended tax junior counsel.
Ermelinda is frequently retained by the Commissioner of Taxation, the Chief Commissioner of State Revenue and a range of corporate and private clients in connection with Federal and State tax matters.
She provides advice during the conduct of tax audits and has been briefed in a large range of tax cases, from complex Part IVA cases, to disputes concerning CGT, international tax, GST, the consolidation regime, payroll tax, transfer duty and land tax.
Ermelinda is also frequently briefed by local and foreign insurers as defence counsel. She has appeared in a range of cases concerning insurance, professional negligence and disciplinary matters and has widespread experience with respect to claims involving accountants, financial advisors and lawyers.
CIMIC Group Limited v AIG Australia Limit (No 2)  NSWSC 640
Niu v Chief Commissioner of State Revenue  NSWCATAP 123
Willmott v O’Neill (No 2)  FedCFamC1F 345
King v Commissioner of Taxation  FCA 935
Mihajlovic and Tax Practitioners Board  AATA 342