Matthew Sealey

Matthew Sealey

"Thanks so much for your advice throughout this matter. This matter was litigated as best as it could have been, I'm very pleased with the outcome in this matter"

Solicitor, Government

A highly respected and in-demand barrister, with more than 15 years' experience, Matthew specialises in federal and state taxation and stamp duty law and is listed as a "Leading" tax junior for New South Wales in Doyle's Guide 2017, having been listed since 2015. Matthew is also nominated as a "rising star" in the area of tax in Euromoney's LMG Rising Stars 2016 guide.

Appearing as junior and as sole counsel for taxpayers and revenue authorities in tax, duties and commercial disputes, Matthew provides skilled advocacy and pragmatic and commercial advice in all spheres of litigation, pre-litigation and dispute resolution, as well as in relation to corporate transactions. He regularly advises in relation to stamp duty, payroll tax, land tax, income tax, goods and services tax and capital gains tax.

Prior to being called to the Bar, Matthew practised as Special Counsel at Minter Ellison in the Taxation Division and as a Senior Solicitor at Clayton Utz advising on real property, property funds, financial services and general corporate transactions.

Matthew is a Fellow of the Tax Institute and a Member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners. He has published numerous articles on Tax and Stamp Duty matters in the NSW Law Society Journal, The Tax Specialist and the Australian Property Law Bulletin and is a co-author of a leading stamp duty reference service and regular speaker at specialist conferences.


Select Cases

Tay v Chief Commissioner of State Revenue [2017] NSWSC 338

Ralston v Jurisich [2017] NSWCA 63

Visy Kraft Holdings Pty Limited v Chief Commissioner of State Revenue [2017] NSWSC 8

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