Christopher John Bevan
LLB (Sydney), BEc (Sydney), LLM (Hons) (Sydney)
Christopher John Bevan

Wentworth Chambers
Level 8, 180 Phillip Street
Sydney NSW 2000

Chancery Chambers
Level 26, 200 Queen Street Melbourne

Areas of practice
Barrister since 14 February 1991

Degrees and Other Qualifications

  1. Bachelor of Economics (Keynesian economics) (Syd Univ)
  2. Bachelor of Laws (Syd Univ)
  3. Master of Laws (Honours) in taxation law (Syd Univ)
  4. Certified Tax Advisor, Taxation Institute of Australia
  5. Fellow of the Taxation Institute of Australia
  6. Certified Trust and Estate Practitioner (STEP, London)
  7. Member, Australian Institute of Company Directors
  8. Member, Australian Society of Authors

Committee Memberships as a Barrister

  1. Inaugural member, Constitutional Law Section, NSW Bar Ass’n
  2. Inaugural member, Administrative Law Section, NSW Bar Ass’n
  3. Member, Direct Access Committee, NSW Bar Ass’n (Reform of NSW Bar Rules – 1992-1993 (AR Emmett QC, Chairman)
  4. Member, New Barristers’ Committee, NSW Bar Ass’n (1992-93)
  5. NSW Technical Committee, Tax Institute (“TIA”) (1995-2013)
  6. Member, State Revenue Liaison Committee, TIA (1991-2018)
  7. Member, Taxation Committee, NSW Bar Association (2000-2009)
  8. Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (2018)
  9. Member, International Fiscal Association, Sydney Branch (2005-14)
  10. Member, Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners, Sydney (99-2014)
  11. Consultant, ATO Obsolete Income Tax Legislation Project (1994)
  12. Tutor in equity, Bar Ass’n of NSW, Reading Program (2000-2018)

Publications (Legal and Non-Legal)

  1. Corporations Law (Nutshell series), LawBook Co, 8th (2014)
  2. Insolvent Trading, Federation Press, 1996
  3. Australian Tax Practice, 13 volume loose-leaf taxation law service, LawBook Co/ATP (Co-author – 1993-2002) (Gzell J – Gen. Editor)
  4. Stamp Duties Handbook, LawBook Co, 1st, 2000; 2nd ed., 2002
  5. Journal papers – 1991-2018 – in Australian Law Journal, Australian Tax Review, NSW Law Society Journal, Journal of Banking Law and Finance and Taxation in Australia on tax, trust and company matters
  6. Article entitled ‘Waiver of contractual rights: A non sequitur’ – published in the Australian Law Journal – (2009) 83 ALJ 817
  7. Article on the proposed GST legislation, Sydney Morning Herald, Opinion Page, March 2000 (‘GST – The devil’s in the detail’)
  8. A Kinchela Boy, Goanna Press, 2009
  9. Parable of the Two Sons, Goanna Press, 2012


  1. Adjunct lecturer, ATAX (UNSW’s postgraduate taxation law program – corporate tax and international tax subjects) (2000-2005)
  2. Speaker on international tax in New York for the New York State Bar Ass’n Symposium on Taxation of Trusts and Estate Planning (Reform of Australian regime for taxation of non-resident trusts – a comparative study of Australian trust and US grantor trust regimes
  3. Speaker on taxation law, Taxation Institute of Australia (1991-2013)
  4. Speaker on shareholder agreements, LegalWise Seminars (2006-18)
  5. Lecturer in CGT & stamp duty, NSW College of Law (1991-2000)
  6. Lecturer on directors’ duties for UNSW and Law Society of NSW
  7. Seminar presenter for Law Society of NSW and regular NSW Law Society Journal article author on State taxes from 1995-2018


  1. Non-executive director of ADHD Australia Limited
  2. Non-executive director of Corporate Rural Services Pty Limited

Areas of Legal Specialisation

  1. Taxation law – Commonwealth and State taxes
  2. Corporations law (incl. public trading trusts and managed schemes)
  3. Administrative law – Commonwealth and State decisions
  4. Corporate governance disputes
  5. Financial and corporate (ASIC and APRA) regulation
  6. Appellate advocacy
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