The Hon Marilyn Warren AC QC in conversation with Jennifer Batrouney AM QC

Wednesday 2 December 

On Wednesday 2 December 2020, the Hon Marilyn Warren AC QC, in conversation with Jennifer Batrouney AM QC, discussed her experiences with charity law in practice and on the bench, and some of the key questions for Australian charity law today. Watch the video recording below. 

About the speakers

The Hon Marilyn Warren AC QC

The Hon Marilyn Warren AC QC, is the former Chief Justice of Victoria (2003-2017) and Lieutenant Governor of Victoria (2006-2017) and previously was a Judge of the Supreme Court of Victoria (1998-2003). She was the Chair of many bodies and committees including the Courts Council of Victoria (2014-2017), the Judicial College of Victoria (2003-2017), the Victorian Council of Legal Education (2003-2014), the Victoria Law Foundation (2003-2011) and the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine (2004-2009). Marilyn is presently Judge in Residence at the Melbourne Law School.

Jennifer Batrouney AM QC

Jennifer practises in taxation, equity, superannuation, commercial and administrative law. With 27 years’ experience at the Bar, she is a trusted advisor to a range of corporate, government and not-for-profit clients. In addition to general income tax and R&D matters, she has experience in advising in relation to GST, FBT, payroll and land taxes. She also has a substantial equity practice in the not-for-profit sector and has assisted numerous not-for-profit entities to obtain or retain their tax concession charity status. Jennifer has acted as an expert determiner and is a consultant to the ATO Public Advice and Guidance Panel. Jennifer appears before the High Court, the Federal Court and the superior State courts, mainly in revenue matters.

Jennifer has been a silk for over 17 years and is a past President of the Victorian Bar and of the Tax Bar Association. She is presently President of the Australian Bar Association and Chair of the Law Council Charities and Not-for-Profits committee. She is also a member of the Melbourne Law School Advisory Council and Melbourne Tax Masters Advisory Committee. Jennifer is also a Senior Fellow at the Melbourne Law School, teaching in the Tax Masters Program.