Sally Newman

Tax Law Specialist

Master of Laws (Commercial specialisation, with a tax focus); Bachelor of Laws (Dean’s Certificate in Taxation); Bachelor of Arts.

Memberships: Chartered Tax Adviser, Taxation Institute; Law Society Revenue Committee; Property Council of Australia State Taxes Committee; Retirement Living Council tax committee; Law Council of Australia, Committee Member, Business Law section.

“Knowing is not enough; we must apply.”

My aim is to simplify difficult tax issues for my clients.  As a tax lawyer (I’m not an accountant – the only tax return I’ll ever complete is my own), I enjoy taking twisty problems and untangling them.

My specialities are stamp duty and GST (particularly in the property and resources sectors) and I also have broad experience in a range of areas including tax considerations in estate planning and business succession, tax issues in SME and large mergers and acquisitions, insolvency, alternative dispute resolution, tax and duty issues for trusts and tax drafting for contracts.

I have been listed in Doyles’ Guide as a Recommended Lawyer for Tax (2015, 2016) and in Best Lawyers Australia for my trusts and estates work (2016/2017, 2017/2018), and I was one of the Property Council of Australia’s 100 Women in Property in 2017.

No matter what the issue, my focus is always on assessing risk and providing advice in a commercial way.  By helping Blueleaf’s advice partners with their complex tax law issues, I allow them to focus on what they do best – helping their clients.

Personal Interests

I enjoy spending time with my husband and two girls.  Two other great loves are cooking and travelling, and I endeavour to complete a couple of cooking courses every time I head overseas.  I also very much enjoy learning new things (currently, playing piano and German), and have combined a love of learning with an appreciation of good food by my membership of the Tributum Club, a monthly tax discussion group (which is far more interesting than it sounds!).

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