Dr Michael Robson
Barrister & Solicitor
Sole Director, Robson Legal
Perth, Western Australia
P: (08) 9413 0333
M: 0401 002 997
A: 154 Main Street, Osborne Park WA 6017
Dr Robson is a barrister and solicitor admitted in Western Australia since 2011. He has gained extensive knowledge and experience in tax, commercial, corporate insolvency and deceased estate disputes. Dr Robson appears and provides advice on these areas of law.
Dr Robson has held a number of senior management positions both in the Western Australian government and in private industry.
Dr Robson served as the non-executive Chairman and Director of 4 ASX listed companies. Dr Robson was also formerly a director of the Jaye Radisich Foundation for approximately 5 years.
Areas of practice
Commonwealth and State taxes & duties
Tax reviews & audits
Objections to assessments
Small business tax concessions
R & D tax incentive
GST and income tax
Personal services income
Employee share plans
Stamp duty concessions
Defending tax offences
Company & commercial disputes
Letters of Administration
Citation to bring in a grant
Deed of Family Arrangement
Public Trustee disputes
De facto partner disputes
Superannuation & life insurance claims
Enduring Powers of Attorney
Enduring Powers of Guardianship
Dr Robson has a doctoral degree from Monash University (2022) and a first class honours from Charles Darwin University (2010). Dr Robson was also awarded a Bachelor of Science (Physics) degree by Curtin University (1998).
Dr Robson has been recommended as a tax lawyer in 2019 and 2021 by Doyles Guide.
Dr Robson was a recipient of the Attorney-General’s Medal awarded by Charles Darwin University.
Dr Robson's PhD Thesis is titled "The contemporary role of shareholder ratification and authorisation of breaches of directors’ duties".
The late Professor Robert Baxt made many insightful contributions to the analysis of the doctrine of ratification and the Thesis acknowledges his work and the contributions of many other eminent academics and jurists.
The Thesis is available for downloading from Monash University's Thesis collection.
Dr Robson is a member of the Law Society of Western Australia.
Nguyen v Bo & anor (Supreme Court, WA, 2022 settled)
Hayes v Barham Developments Pty Ltd (District Court, WA, 2022 settled)
Miniter v Hayward (Supreme Court, WA, 2021, settled)
Conlan-Nash v Lawton & Ors (2020, settled)
Naylor v Jansson & Ors (2020, settled)
In the Estate of Phyllis Irene Hunter (2020, succesful)
Zimmermann & Ors v Ricciardi & Ors (2020, setttled)
Fastbet Investments P/L v Deputy Commissioner of Taxation (No 5)  FCA 2073
Darch v Stevenson (2019, settled)
Hill and Commissioner of Taxation  AATA 1723
Caratti v Commissioner of Taxation (No 2)  FCA 568
Fastbet Investments P/L v Deputy Commissioner of Taxation  FCA 1406
Finley v Fraser & Ors (2017, settled)
In the Matter of the Estate of Finning (2017, settled)
Deputy Commissioner of Taxation v Francis (District Court, WA, 2017)
Deputy Commissioner of Taxation v Mignacca (District Court, WA, 2017)
Micallef v Brown & Caine (2017, settled)
Keris Pty Ltd (Trustee) v Deputy Commissioner of Taxation  FCAFC 164
Perry v Westall & Ors (2016, settled)
Deputy Commissioner of Taxation v Featherby (Supreme Court, WA 2016, settled)
Keris Pty Ltd (Trustee) v Deputy Commissioner of Taxation  FCA 1381
Zimmermann & Ors v Zimmermann (2015, settled)
Commissioner of Taxation v Caratti & Ors (Successfully defended, 2014)
Commissioner of Taxation v Gucce Holdings P/L (Supreme Court, WA 2014, settled)
Commissioner of Taxation v Caratti (Supreme Court, WA 2013, successfully defended)
Healey v Commissioner of Taxation  FCAFC 194
LVR (WA) Pty Ltd v Administrative Appeals Tribunal  FCAFC 90 (Successfully appealed)
Deputy Commissioner of Taxation v Moustaka  WADC 213
LVR (WA) Pty Ltd v Administrative Appeals Tribunal  FCA 1146