Helen Symon KC is a leading advocate with wide experience in taxation law as well as commercial and administrative law. Helen appears regularly in the High Court of Australia, the Federal Court of Australia and the Supreme Court of Victoria. 


Helen is one of the most experienced taxation silks in Australia, practising in both an advisory and a disputes context across the full range of tax law. Her unique input in advisory matters stems from her extensive experience in Court.  She has appeared in Courts and tribunals at all levels, representing both taxpayers and revenue authorities alike.  That breadth of experience enables Helen to provide objective and informed advice to her clients.


Helen’s insight as a commercial litigator stems from her experience in tax cases which have concerned some of Australia’s largest transactions and projects as well as most complex corporate structures.


As a result of Helen’s experience in taxation law, her advice and representation has been sought in other areas of administrative and public law, by individuals, corporate bodies, public authorities and third party intervenors.  

In recognition of her extensive litigation practice, Helen has been named in Best Lawyers.  Her style in written and oral advocacy has been, variously, described as elegant, sophisticated, subtle and accomplished.

Helen is a former Chair of the Victorian Bar Ethics Committee.

Room 1507 Castan Chambers
460 Lonsdale Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000

C/- Young’s List
Ground Floor, 525 Lonsdale Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000

Ausdoc: DX 86, Melbourne

Telephone: 03 9225 6777
Facsimile: 03 9225 6355

Clerk: Young’s List
Ground Floor, 525 Lonsdale Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000

Admitted to Practice: 1 April 1982
Signed Bar Roll: 17 May 1984
Appointed Silk: 28 November 2000
Also Admitted in: High Court of Australia

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Field of Practice

  • Commercial
  • Equity & Trusts