As a special counsel in our commercial group, Murray works in resolving tax disputes as well as providing advice on a broad range of income tax and indirect tax issues.
Murray specialises in income tax (including international tax, asset betterment cases and residency issues), capital gains tax (including the taxation of compensation payments in the mining and gas industry), employee share schemes, non-commercial losses, GST and payroll tax.
His experience includes drafting notices of objections and private ruling applications. He regularly acts for clients in tax related AAT appeals and litigation in the Federal Court.
Murray has acted for the taxpayers in Hacon Pty Ltd and Ors v Commissioner of Taxation  FCA 659, Shadforth Lythgo Pty Ltd v Commissioner of State Revenue GAR098-15, Dempsey v Commissioner of Taxation  AATA 335 (residency) and Dominic B Fishing Pty Ltd v Commissioner of Taxation  AATA 205 (superannuation guarantee charge case), and has also settled many disputes before hearing.
Before joining CGW in 2012, Murray worked at the ATO specialising in CGT and international taxation.
This experience has given Murray a unique perspective on dealing with the ATO during any dispute.