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John Glover graduated from Melbourne University with a B.A. (Hons History and Philosophy) and LL.B (Hons).

He was Rhodes Scholar for Victoria in 1979 and graduated with a BCL. from Oxford University.

He did articles at Corrs, where he was subsequently appointed Senior Associate in the Credit and Securities Department.

In 1984, he joined the Victorian Bar, reading with Mr Allan Myers QC. He practising in commercial law until 1989, when he left the bar to take up an academic position at Monash University and lecture in Tax, Advanced Tax, Trusts and Equity. In 2009 John was appointed Professor of Law at RMIT University.

John is the sole author of three scholarly monographs, as well as over 60 book chapters and articles in refereed legal journals [see Publications]. John’s academic writing has been extensively reviewed and cited in the Australian High Court, Federal Court, State Courts, the UK Court of Appeal and the Ontario Supreme Court of Justice [see Appendix].

In 2004, he re-signed the roll of counsel practising in Victoria.

John’s fields of academic research include taxation, equity, trusts and succession. He has developed a special interest in the emergence of commercial law in post-Communist societies and forged a working relationship with law schools at the University of Belgrade and the University of Niš (Serbia), at which he has given guest lectures in trusts and fiduciary relations (concepts alien to East European legal systems). In 2016-2017 John was the leading participant in an RMIT University research project for the Australian Taxation Office examining the taxation of trusts in the Australian tax system. In 2001-2003, John was Co-Chief Investigator in an Australian Research Council Linkage Grant scheme which examined the effect of business tax reforms and the GST in rural and regional Australia


CONTACT
Owen Dixon Chambers East
205 William Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Australia


PARTICULAR SPECIALITIES
Equity
Trusts
Taxation


GENERAL AREAS OF PRACTICE
Banking and Finance
Bankruptcy/Insolvency
Commercial and Consumer Transactions
Corporations/Securities
Property (including Superannuation)
Taxation (State and Federal)
Wills & Estates