: Frank O'Loughlin

Areas of Practice

  • Administrative Law (Judicial Review)
  • Administrative Law (Merits Review)
  • Banking and Finance
  • Commercial Law
  • Corporations and Securities
  • Energy and Resources
  • Equity/Trusts
  • Probate/Wills/TFM
  • Taxation
  • Trade Practices
  • Freedom of Information


  • +61 3 9225 7777
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Frank O'Loughlin

Telephone: +61 3 9225 7800
Fax: +61 3 9225 7842
Email: frank.oloughlin@vicbar.com.au
Room 0405
Owen Dixon Chambers West
525 Lonsdale Street
Melbourne Vic 3000

Admitted to the Legal Profession: 

07 Apr 1988

Signed Victorian Bar Roll:

22 May 2003


B.Ec., LLB (Hons)


Frank worked for 12 years with the Australian Taxation Office in the technical (assessing and compliance) and management/ administration branches. He was a Director in Melbourne when he left.

He joined Corrs Chambers Westgarth in 1987, becoming a partner in 1994. Subsequently, he became a Practice Group Leader and was a Board Member when he joined the Bar. His practice was principally a taxation and corporate and commercial practice.

Committee and Professional Memberships

Frank is:

  • the Chair of the Executive of the Business Law Section of the Law Council of Australia
  • a member of the Law Council's Business Law Section Taxation Committee and the past Deputy-Chairman (Melb) 2003 & 2004 and National Chairman 2005 & 2006 of that committee
  • a member of the Revenue and Taxation Law Specialist Accreditation Advisory Committee of the Law Institute of Victoria;
  • a Fellow of the Taxation Institute of Australia;
  • a member of the Melbourne Advisory Committee to the Board of Taxation;
  • a member of the Federal Court Users Committee; and
  • the 2010 - 2012 Chair of the CPA Australia Disciplinary Tribunal and a former Deputy Chair (2006 - 2010) of that Tribunal;
  • a part time Senior Member of the Commonwealth Administrative Appeals Tribunal.

Academic Activities

Frank is:

  • a Senior Fellow of the Law Faculty of the University of Melbourne lecturing in Taxation Law subjects in the Post Graduate Studies Program; and
  • a member of the Council of Mannix College at Monash University.

Victorian Bar Committee memberships

  • Executive Liaison - Law Council of Australia - Business Law Section - Taxation Committee
  • Federal Court - Users Committee

From 16 Jul 2009, liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation.

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