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  • Legal Practitioners Round Table

    The Legal Practitioners Round Table is a consultative group that brings together all state and territory legal professional bodies. The group enables a regular, ongoing relationship the legal profession. It also allows legal practitioners to identify potential areas for reducing red tape and other improvements.

    This group shares feedback on:

    • their membership’s interactions with us
    • the quality and effectiveness of our services to the profession and their clients.

    The ATO consultation protocol underpins our consultation framework arrangements.


    The secretariat of the Legal Practitioner Round Table can be contacted by email at


    Group membership details are listed below.




    Jeremy Geale (Chair), Review and Dispute Resolution


    Steven Atkins, Debt and Lodgment

    Association of Corporate Counsel Australia

    Chris Drummer

    Attorney-General's Department

    Michael Johnson

    Australian Bar Association

    Cindy Penrose

    Bar Association of Queensland

    David Marks

    Craddock Murray Neumann Lawyers

    Khaled Metlaj

    Gadens Lawyers

    Patrick Walsh

    Hunt and Hunt Lawyers

    Charles Bavin

    Jackson McDonald

    Chelsea Quirk

    Law Council of Australia

    Gerry Bean

    Law Council of Australia

    Tony Riordan

    Law Institute of Victoria

    Steven Stevens

    McInnes Wilson Lawyers

    Glenn Caligaris

    Minter Ellison

    Carmen McElwain

    New South Wales Bar Association

    Cindy Penrose

    New South Wales Bar Association

    Michael Cosgrove

    Northern Territory Bar Association

    Kellie Grainger

    Queensland Law Society

    David Hughes

    South Australian Bar Association

    Jan Martin

    The Law Society Northern Territory

    Kellie Grainger

    The Law Society of New South Wales

    Anne-Marie Boumerhe

    The Law Society of New South Wales

    Tania Waterhouse

    The Law Society of South Australia

    Andrea Michaels

    The Law Society of Tasmania

    Darren Sheen

    The Law Society of Western Australia

    John Hockley

    The Law Society of the ACT

    Terrence Dwyer

    The University of Newcastle

    Tania Sourdin

    Victorian Bar Association

    Michael Flynn

    Western Australia Bar Association

    John Hockley

    Key messages

    Key messages from meetings held are available below.

    For prior key messages email and specify what you require.

    Last modified: 01 Jul 2020QC 43944