Full Name: Mr Frank D O'Loughlin QC
Phone: +61 3 9225 7800
Secretary: +61 3 9225 8587
Fax: 9225 7842
Chambers: Owen Dixon Chambers West
Room: 0405
Date of Admission: 7 Apr 1988
Called to the Bar: 22 May 2003
Appointed Silk: 29 Nov 2018
Qualifications: B.Ec., LLB (Hons)


Frank has been a member of the Bar since 2003 practising principally in taxation and commercial law.

Before joining the Bar:

  • Frank worked for 12 years with the Australian Taxation Office in the technical (assessing and compliance) and management/ administration branches.  He was a Director in the Melbourne Office of the ATO when he left to join Corrs Chambers Westgarth; and
  • in 1987 Frank joined Corrs Chambers Westgarth, becoming a partner in 1994.  Subsequently, he became a Practice Group Leader and was a Board Member when he left the firm to join the Bar.   His practice was principally a taxation and corporate and commercial law practice.


Committee and Professional Memberships

Frank is:

  • a member of the Executive of the Business Law Section of the Law Council of Australia (2007 to date) and its former Chair (2012 and 2013), Deputy Chair (2010 and 2011) and Treasurer (2014);
  • a member of the Law Council's Business Law Section, Taxation Committee (1997 to date) and the past Deputy-Chair (Melb) (2003 & 2004) and National Chair (2005 & 2006) of that committee;
  • a member of the Revenue and Taxation Law Specialist Accreditation Advisory Committee of the Law Institute of Victoria (from its inception);
  • a Chartered Tax Advisor and Fellow of the Taxation Institute of Australia;
  • a member of the Federal Court Users' Committee;
  • a part time Deputy President of the Commonwealth Administrative Appeals Tribunal (appointed 2017) and previously a Senior Member of that tribunal (appointed 2009 and reappointed 2014);
  • a member of the International Association of Tax Judges (2014 to date);
  • an accredited advocacy coach;
  • a former member of the Melbourne Advisory Committee to the Board of Taxation (2006 to 2015); 
  • a former Chair (2010 - 2012) and Deputy Chair (2006 - 2010) of the CPA Australia Disciplinary Tribunal; and
  • a member of the University of Melbourne Law School, Tax Group Advisory Board (2017).


Academic Activities

Frank is:

  • a Senior Fellow of the Law Faculty of the University of Melbourne lecturing in Taxation Law subjects in the Masters Program (2005 to date); and
  • a member of the Council of Mannix College at Monash University (2008 to date).

Areas of Practice

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)


Commercial Law

  • Banking & Finance
  • Competition Law & Consumer Law
  • Corporations Law & Securities Law

Equity & Trusts

Public Law & Administrative Law

  • Customs
  • Information Privacy
  • Judicial Review
  • Merits Review

Tax Law & Revenue Law

Also Entitled to Practise in

  • All Australian States and Jurisdictions

Committee Memberships

  • (Member) Federal Court - Users Committee
  • (Executive Liaison) Law Council of Australia - Business Law Section - Customs and International Transactions Committee
  • (Treasurer) Law Council of Australia - Business Law Section - Executive
  • (Executive Liaison) Law Council of Australia - Business Law Section - Taxation Committee
  • (Member) Law Council of Australia - Federal Litigation Section - Federal Court Liaison Committee
From 16 Jul 2009, liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation.

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