Full Name: Ms Ellen M Grant
Phone: 9225 7777
Secretary: +61 3 9225 7978
Fax: 9225 8480
Mobile: 0417 148 660
Chambers: Aickin Chambers
Date of Admission: 17 Dec 2004
Called to the Bar: 23 Oct 2014
Qualifications: JD, LLM, BComp (Info Sys)
Previous Occupation: Solicitor, Computer Programmer


Ellen accepts briefs in taxation, insolvency, administrative, equity and general commercial matters. She has significant experience in State and Federal Taxation matters relating to stamp duty (including landholder duty), payroll tax, land tax, income tax and GST.

Her tax practice extends to tax structuring advice, investigations and audits, private rulings and objections right through to litigation and alternative dispute resolution.

Immediately before coming to the Bar, Ellen was employed at the Victorian State Revenue Office where she acted for the Commissioner in complex stamp duty (including landholder duty), payroll tax and land tax matters. She has also acted and appeared for the Federal Commissioner of Taxation in relation to insolvency and Part IVC matters.

Her extensive experience in the private sector specialising in taxation involved the provision of tax technical and structuring advice, drafting and negotiation of private ruling applications and objections and drafting/negotiation of commercial agreements.

Ellen holds Juris Doctor and Master of Laws degrees from the University of Melbourne as well as a Bachelor of Computing degree from Monash University.

Ellen read with Andrew Broadfoot QC and her senior mentor is Fiona McLeod QC.


  • Member, LIV State Taxes Committee
  • Member, Tax Bar Association
  • Member, Women Barristers Association

Areas of Practice

Commercial Law

  • Bankruptcy Law & Insolvency Law
  • Competition Law & Consumer Law
  • Corporations Law & Securities Law
  • Property & Probate
  • Superannuation

Equity & Trusts

  • Family Provision
  • Guardianship & Administration
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Real Property
  • Wills & Probate

Public Law & Administrative Law

Tax Law & Revenue Law

  • Capital Gains Tax
  • Customs & Excise
  • Goods & Services Tax
  • Income Tax
  • International Tax Law & Revenue Law
  • Land Tax
  • Payroll Tax
  • Stamp Duty
  • Superannuation
  • Tax Prosecutions
From 23 Oct 2014, liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation.

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