Paul Latimer, author of Australian Business Law, is an Associate Professor of Law and former Head and Deputy Head of the Department of Business Law and Taxation at Monash University, Melbourne, operating across seven campuses (Berwick, Caulfield, Clayton, Gippsland, Malaysia, Peninsula and South Africa), and also teaching in Prato, Italy.
He has worked, researched, published and taught widely in the areas of business law. He has held visiting positions in the area of business law and securities regulation at the Attorney General’s Department, Canberra; ASIC; Columbia Law School, New York; New York University Law School; Wolfson College, University of Cambridge; Law School, Catholic University, Leuven, Belgium; Faculty of Law, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur; Faculty of Law, University Kebangsaan, Malaysia; Laval University Law School, Quebec City, Canada; Centre for Corporate Law and Securities Regulation at Melbourne Law School; University of Nice Law School; the School of Accountancy at QUT in Brisbane and the University of Montreal Law School in Canada.
Professor Ian Ramsay, co-author of Commercial Applications of Company Law, is the Harold Ford Professor of Commercial Law in the Law School at The University of Melbourne where he is Director of the Centre for Corporate Law and Securities Regulation. He has practised law with the firms Sullivan & Cromwell in New York and Mallesons Stephen Jaques in Sydney.
Other positions Ian currently holds or has previously held include: Associate Dean, Masters Program, Faculty of Law, The University of Melbourne (2005 to date) Dean, Faculty of Law, The University of Melbourne (2002–2003) Member of the Takeovers Panel (which is the main forum for resolving takeover disputes) (2000 to date) Deputy Director of the federal government’s Companies and Securities Advisory Committee where he wrote a number of reports which resulted in changes to the law including a report on directors’ and officers’ insurance (1991–1992) c Head of the federal government’s inquiry on auditor independence (2001) Member of the Corporations and Markets Advisory Committee (which is the federal government’s main corporate law reform advisory body) (2002 to date) c Member of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission External Advisory Panel (2009 to date)
Dr Pamela Hanrahan, co-author of Commercial Applications of Company Law, is the Australian Securities and Investments Commission’s Regional Commissioner for Queensland and an Associate Professor of Law at The University of Melbourne. She has published widely in the areas of company law and financial services law. Her books include Australia’s leading securities law book Securities and Financial Services Law (co-author 2008); two books on the law of investment management — Managed Investments Law and Practice (Looseleaf 1998, 2008) and Funds Management in Australia: Officers’ Duties and Liabilities (2007); and the local versions Commercial Applications of Company Law in Malaysia (co-author, 2002); Commercial Applications of Company Law in Singapore (co-author, 2nd edn 2006); and Commercial Applications of Company Law in New Zealand (co-author, 2nd edn 2005). She is also the author of many refereed journal articles in the areas of company law, securities law, funds management law and financial services law. For many years Pamela practised law with a leading Australian law firm in Melbourne. She is a member of the Corporations Committee of the Law Council of Australia.
Stephen Barkoczy is a Professor in the Faculty of Law at Monash University and a Consultant with Blake Dawson. Stephen has lectured, practised and published widely in the area of taxation law.
He is the author/co-author of the following books: Australian Taxation Law, Foundations of Taxation Law, Australian Tax Casebook, Core Tax Legislation & Study Guide, Pooled Development Funds Handbook and Government Venture Capital Incentives.
Stephen is a recipient of Monash University’s Vice Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence and a recipient of an Australian Learning and Teaching Council Award for Teaching Excellence. In 2008, he received the Prime Minister’s Award for Australian University Teacher of the Year.
Robin Woellner, co-author of Australian Taxation Law, is the former Pro-Vice Chancellor (Law, Business and the Creative Arts) at James Cook University.
He has practised in taxation in the private sector and in the Australian Taxation Office, and taught revenue law and advanced revenue law courses to undergraduates as well as lecturing in other commercial law subjects. He is the author/co-author of numerous other books, articles and conference papers.
Shirley Murphy, co-author of Australian Taxation Law, has taught in the areas of taxation and superannuation law at a number of tertiary institutions and has acted as a taxation and superannuation consultant to industry groups. She has written in the areas of taxation and superannuation for many years, is the co-author of the Australian Master Superannuation Guide, and has contributed over many years to a wide range of publications including the CCH Australian Master Tax Guide.
Chris Evans, co-author of Australian Taxation Law, is a Professor of Taxation and former Director of the Australian School of Taxation (ATAX) at the University of New South Wales. He is also an International Research Fellow at the Centre for Business Taxation at Oxford University. He is the author/co-author of numerous other books, articles and conference papers, and is the editor of the Australian Tax Review.
Dale Pinto, co-author of Australian Taxation Law, is a Professor of Taxation Law at Curtin University in Western Australia. Dale has been a member of CPA Australia’s Centre of Tax Excellence and is currently Chair of the Taxation Institute of Australia’s Education, Examinations and Quality Assurance Board (EEQAB). He is the author/co-author of numerous books, refereed articles and national and international conference papers, and is on the editorial board of a number of journals as well as being the Editor-in-Chief of several refereed journals. Dale was appointed to the National Tax Practitioners Board in October 2009 for a three-year term.
Stephen Marsden, author of Australian Master Bookkeepers Guide, is a full-time lecturer in the School of Accountancy at the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane. He has been responsible for lecturing and tutoring a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate financial accounting and taxation law subjects. Stephen has a Master of Business (Accountancy) and is a Member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia, CPA Australia and is a Fellow of the Taxation Institute of Australia.
He has presented numerous professional development seminars and workshops on behalf of the Professional accountancy bodies over the past 19 years in the areas of financial accounting, taxation, GST and FBT. He has also written, developed and presented several training courses and workshops for accountants and bookkeepers working in industry, commerce, public accounting firms, government departments and non-profit organisations. Stephen also runs his own accounting practice.
Les Nethercott, co-author of Australian Taxation Study Manual, is an Associate Professor in the School of Accounting, La Trobe University where he lectures on tax. Les is co-author of the Australian Society of CPAs’ Taxation Module in the CPA Programme and was the founding Joint Editor of the Journal of Australian Taxation. He has published a number of articles on taxation in professional taxation and accounting journals in Australia and overseas. Les has consulted for many years with CPA Australia.
He has also consulted with the Australian Tax Office and professional accounting firms.
Grant Richardson, co-author of Australian Taxation Study Manual, is a Professor in the Discipline of Accounting and Information Systems in the Business School at the University of Adelaide where he lectures in undergraduate and postgraduate accounting and taxation courses.
Dr. Richardson is also a Senior Fellow of the Taxation Law and Policy Research Institute at Monash University. He was formerly the Co-editor of the Journal of Australian Taxation and is now represented on this journal’s editorial board. Dr. Richardson acts as a tax consultant to CPA Australia and several accounting firms in Australia. He has published many articles in leading Australian and internationally refereed accounting, law and economic journals in the research areas of accounting, corporate finance and taxation.
Ken Devos, co-author of Australian Taxation Study Manual, is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Business Law and Taxation, Monash University (Clayton Campus). He lectures in undergraduate and graduate tax courses.
Ken conducts tax training courses for accounting firms, the ATO and CPA Australia, and has published articles and presented conference papers on taxation issues. Ken is also the author of the Taxation chapter in CCH’s Doing Business in Asia. He recently completed a PhD on taxpayer compliance.
Co-authors of Australian Tax Casebook
Cameron Rider was formerly the Professor of Taxation Law in the Law School of the University of Melbourne. He is now a director at Greenwoods & Freehills, and also a Professorial Fellow at the Law School.
John Baring practised for a number of years at the Victorian Bar. He has also been a lecturer in taxation law at the Faculty of Business and Economics, Monash University, and an adviser to the Victorian State Government and to public sector organisations.
Neil Bellamy was formerly a lecturer in taxation law in the Faculty of Business and Economics, Monash University. He previously worked for Price Waterhouse and KPMG Peat Marwick and is currently involved in private business.