Richard Raffell

Richard Raffell

A Barrister and a Chartered Accountant, Richard’s sought-after expertise and unique skill-set enables him to provide invaluable advice and representation when acting for clients in tax and commercial matters.

Richard is regularly briefed in federal and state taxation matters. He has appeared for taxpayers, the Commissioner of Taxation and the NSW Chief Commissioner of State Revenue. He has acted for clients during tax audits, tax objections and appeared in the Federal Court, the Administrative Appeals Tribunal and the Civil and Administrative Tribunal of NSW. He also provides taxation advice to clients in non-litigious circumstances.

Richard is also regularly briefed in commercial and equity matters. This has seen him appear in numerous matters in the Supreme Court of NSW as well as other Courts and Tribunals. Some of the areas of commercial/equity law in which Richard commonly advises and appears, include: breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, oppression of minority interest shareholders, trusts, partnerships, real property (including leases) and misleading or deceptive conduct.

Prior to being called to the Bar, Richard spent 10 years at PwC, where he worked on a broad range of local and multinational clients’ affairs, with a particular focus on corporate income tax. He holds a Bachelor of Laws, with Honours and a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Finance).

Select Cases

Commissioner of Taxation v Fabig (2013) 215 FCR 122

Busways Blacktown Pty Limited v Westbus Region 1 Pty Limited & Ors [2018] NSWSC 1590

Gerard Cassegrain & Co Pty Ltd (in liquidation) v Cassegrain (2013) 305 ALR 687

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