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Dr John Stephen Glover
B.A. (Hons) , LL.B. (Hons.) (Melb.), B.C.L. (Oxon), Ph.D. (Monash), TEP, FTIA

Professor, Graduate School of Business and Law,
RMIT University, GPO Box 2476, Melbourne 3001

Tel: 0421 852 840; 9925-5754


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 (Bankruptcy/Insolvency), 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 the areas of taxation, equity, trusts and succession. He has developed a special interest in the emergence of commercial law in post-Communist societies in transition 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.

Memberships & Partnerships

Membership of external committees

Law Institute of Victoria Commercial Law Section,

Taxation and Revenue Committee

Law Institute of Victoria Commercial Law Section,

State Taxes Committee

ATO National Tax Liaison Group, Trusts Committee


Taxation Institute of Australia, Victorian Division Education Committee


Industry Partnerships

2001-2004 – ARC (Australian Research Council)

Chief investigator Strategic Partnerships with Industry – Research and Training project on the effects of Ralph taxation reforms on small business  (with co-chief investigator Associate Professor Bin Tran-Nam of ATAX, UNSW and industry partners National Farmers Federation, Taxpayers Australia Inc. and Council of Small Business Organisations of Australia Ltd.

2005-2006 - ARC (Australian Research Council)

Chief investigator Linkage project on competitiveness of Australia’s regime for the promotion of venture capital investment (with co-investigator Associate Professor S Barkoczy, Monash University and industry partner Department of Industry Tourism and Resources (Com) (Policy Branch)

2016-2017 - Australian Taxation Office

“Current issues with trusts and the tax system: Examining the operation and performance of the tax system, with a particular focus on discretionary trusts linked to high net worth individuals”, RMIT University Research Report, with Associate Professors A De Silva and K Westberg, Dr V Narayan and Dr M Nguyen.

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205 William Street
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Banking and Finance
Commercial and Consumer Transactions
Property (including Superannuation)
Taxation (State and Federal)
Wills & Estates