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Rashelle Seiden SC

Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours) - Bond University
Master of Taxation - University of Melbourne
Master of Business Administration - Australian Graduate School of Management, University of New South Wales
Bachelor of Science - University of New South Wales


Admitted to the Bar 1996

Appointed Senior Counsel 2013


An astute strategist, Rashelle has a reputation for bringing order and clarity to complex cases; especially appeals and applications for Special Leave to Appeal to the High Court of Australia. Rashelle represents government, private and corporate clients in matters as wide ranging as constitutional and administrative law, trusts, corporate and commercial law, insolvency and revenue, including tax crime.

Rashelle was appointed Senior Counsel for the State of NSW in 2013 and has been listed in the Doyle’s Guide every year since 2016. Rashelle is a Principal Member (sessional) of the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT) where her concise, coherent judgments have been often cited or followed.

Prior to joining Ground Floor Wentworth Chambers, Rashelle was a member of Sir Harry Gibbs Chambers in Queensland, a pre-eminent commercial and tax chambers, where her primary focus was representative proceedings in the Federal Court of Australia and tax litigation.

Rashelle holds Master of Taxation, Master of Business Administration, Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours), and Bachelor of Science degrees. She also holds a Mediator’s Certificate from the Dispute Resolution Centre, Bond University and has attended the LEADR advanced mediation workshop.

Rashelle has a genuine commitment to the community and regularly takes pro bono matters, mentors countless barristers and serves on many committees.

Principal Areas of Practice

  • Commercial Law See all +Close -
    • Administrative Law
    • Alternative Dispute Resolution
    • Appellate
    • Banking and Financial Services
    • Bankruptcy and Insolvency
    • Corporations and Securities
    • Partnership disputes
    • Professional liability
    • Superannuation
  • Equity See all +Close -
    • Family Provision
    • Trusts
  • Public and Administrative Law See all +Close -
    • Administrative Law
    • Alternative Dispute Resolution
    • Appellate
  • Taxation and Revenue See all +Close -
    • Alternative Dispute Resolution
    • Appellate
    • Capital gains tax
    • Goods and services tax
    • Income tax
    • International tax
    • Land tax
    • Payroll tax
    • Stamp duty and other state taxes
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