Sarah Blakelock joins Slaughter & May’s Tax Dispute Group

 In KPMG, Slaughter May

Slaughter & May has appointed Sarah Blakelock. She has joined the Tax Dispute group and its broader Dispute Resolution practice, where she assists clients to prevent, manage and resolve regulatory disputes.

Ms Blakelock joined Slaughters in November 2018, having relocated from Australia where she was an equity partner at KPMG, based in the Tax Controversy Group. Prior to this she was Tax & Dispute Resolution Partner at McCullough Robertson, a national law firm in Australia.

Ms Blakelock is one of the few tax dispute practitioners with international arbitration experience in Asia, Australia and now the UK. She is considered an expert at resolving tax disputes under specialist treaty rules or rules provided in international contracts (such as tax stability agreements).

She is admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Courts of New South Wales and Queensland and is presently reading for a Masters of Science (Taxation) with the University of Oxford, St Hugh’s College. 

Her move from KPMG to Slaughter & May was brokered by Oleg Rak, a partner at the search firm Definitive Consulting.

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