Richard Raffell

Barrister

Called to the Bar: 2013

Areas of Practice

  • Administrative Law
  • Commercial and Corporations
  • Commissions of Inquiry
  • Equity and Trusts
  • Insolvency
  • Professional Negligence
  • Real Property
  • Tax Fraud / Crime
  • Taxation and Revenue
  • Wills & Estates

About Me

Richard was called to the Bar in 2013. He specializes in advising and appearing in matters involving
tax, commercial law, equity, real property and trusts.

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 included appearances in
numerous matters in the Supreme Court of NSW (including the Court of Appeal) 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, insolvency and misleading or deceptive
conduct. He has also appeared on numerous applications for urgent interlocutory relief, including
freezing orders and injunctions.

Richard holds a Bachelor of Laws with Honours and a Bachelor of Commerce. He is also a
Chartered Accountant and a Fellow of The Tax Institute. He is currently studying toward a Masters
of Law at the University of Sydney.

Prior to being called to the Bar, Richard spent 10 years working in Tax & Legal at PwC, where he
worked on a broad range of local and multinational clients’ affairs, with a particular focus on income
tax in relation to companies, trusts and partnerships.

See CV