I act as a Mediator for parties engaged in Mediation.
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I give opinions and advice on the way in which the law applies in many situations. I might be retained to give the initial/only advice, or I might be retained for a ‘second opinion’ – perhaps after an accountant (or lawyer) has given the initial advice.
You might want my advice to choose a course of action, but it can also be important to get legal advice in matters to help demonstrate that you (or your client) have exercised ‘reasonable care’ in taking the action you did when supporting a “reasonably arguable position” with revenue authorities.
I have deep experience in giving advice from my years as a barrister.
I was called to the NSW Bar in April 2010 and has practised from 2 Wentworth Chambers since that date. I maintain chambers at 2 Wentworth Chambers.
Floor Website: http://2wentworth.com.au/william-p-calokerinos/
I accept briefs in my practice areas as disclosed on the NSW Bar website:
I often act for taxpayers in seeking rulings about the application of the tax law to a proposed transaction, or one that has already happened. This is an important part of revenue law, as often rulings are binding on the relevant authority. A ruling might be in addition to advice I give, or instead of relying only on only my advice (which will not bind the revenue authority).
Obtaining rulings also is a way of managing tax penalty risk.
Negotiations with revenue authorities is involved in all of the above, and can be necessary in relation to other things. I am can assist in that, not only through experience, but with a knowledge of the right people to contact, built up over the years.