Florence Chen has a broad commercial practice with particular expertise in the areas of tax, building and construction and succession.
She acts in a wide spectrum of complex commercial disputes in both State and Federal jurisdictions. She is regularly briefed to advise and appear with and without a leader. She has most recently been involved in proceedings involving tax litigation for the ATO, QRO and the taxpayer relating to income tax, payroll tax, superannuation and stamp duty. She has appeared in various trials and hearings involving breaches of contracts, allegations of misleading and deceptive conduct, partnerships, allegations of breaches of directors duties, unfair preference payments, property and commercial leasing disputes, family provision applications and judicial review applications.
Prior to coming to the Bar, Florence was the associate to the Honourable Justice Fryberg for two years and the Honourable Justice Jackson for one year. She also previously tutored Civil Procedure at the University of Queensland for 6 years.
Florence is active in a number of professional and community organisations including as a current Bar Council Member for the Bar Association of Queensland, a Past President of Queensland Young Lawyers, and a past Events Coordinator for Out For Australia.
Chambers & Partners Asia Pacific Tax
2023 “She is good at cross-examination and she is a bright star“.
Doyle’s Guide to the Australian Legal Profession – Leading Tax Barrister (QLD) 2019-2023
2015-present Bar Association of Queensland Bar Council Member
2014-2016 Queensland Young Lawyers Association – President
2014-2019 University of Queensland Law Graduates Association – Committee Member
2015-2019 Out For Australia – Events Coordinator
Bar Association of Queensland
2014-2020 Civil Procedure tutor (University of Queensland)
2013 Judges Associate to the Honourable Justice Jackson
2011-2012 Judges associate to the Honourable Justice Fryberg
Bachelor of Laws (UQ)
Bachelor of Commerce, major in Accounting (UQ)
Advanced Taxation Law Award (UQ subject prize)
Endeavour Australia Cheung Kong Award