Biography

Peter Bobbin is a Principal Lawyer within Coleman Greig’s Commercial Advice Team.

With over 30 years’ experience in superannuation and taxation in both the personal and commercial arena, there is no case too complex for Peter.

He is well known for his fine planning and strategic skills in the areas of tax, estate and business succession planning, commercial structuring, trusts, ATO litigation management, regulatory compliance and general commercial issues.

Peter is passionate about his practice and his open communication style allows his clients to understand the issues from a practical perspective, working with them to provide tailored solutions to achieve successful outcomes.

A former university lecturer and accountant, Peter is also active in lobbying the government to support a good cause or achieve better outcomes in the law. He has successfully had laws amended and was the only individual (non-association) representative invited to the Federal Treasury initiative on the Ralph Report to tax trusts as companies.

Peter is the Chair of  the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) Australia, who collaborate with local business, industry and community organisations to develop strategies that promote inclusiveness and opportunities for those who need a helping hand.

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“I am a big believer in giving back to the Community and am an active member and contributor to numerous professional associations in financial services, superannuation and planning”
- Peter Bobbin

2021 Doyle's Guide Leading Lawyer - Wills, Estates & Succession Planning

Peter Bobbin is a Principal Lawyer at Coleman Greig, having joined the firm as part of our 2019 integration with Argyle Lawyers.

With over 30 years’ experience in superannuation and taxation in both the personal and commercial arena, there is no case too complex for Peter. He is well known for his fine planning and strategic skills in the areas of tax, estate and business succession planning, commercial structuring, trusts, ATO litigation management, regulatory compliance and general commercial issues.

Peter is passionate about his practice and his open communication style allows his clients to understand the issues from a practical perspective, working with them to provide tailored solutions to achieve successful outcomes.

A former university lecturer and accountant, Peter is also active in lobbying the government to support a good cause or achieve better outcomes in the law. He has successfully had laws amended and was the only individual (non-association) representative invited to the Federal Treasury initiative on the Ralph Report to tax trusts as companies.

Peter is the Chair of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) Australia, who collaborate with local business, industry and community organisations to develop strategies that promote inclusiveness and opportunities for those who need a helping hand.

A big believer in giving back to the community, Peter has been an active member and contributor to numerous professional associations in the financial services, superannuation and planning industries for over 33 years. His role as Charity Trustee of the Future2 Foundation, allows him to make a difference in the lives of young Australians, helping them lead productive, secure and happy lives.

In 2015, Peter was honoured by the Tax Institute as the Tax Advisor of the Year (SME). Peter is also a Public Notary.

Outside of work, Peter is an enthusiastic cyclist.

Bachelor of Commerce
Bachelor of Law LLB
Master of Taxation (Dist.)
Trust & Estate Practitioner (TEP)
Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA)

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Dramas & Dilemmas: Complexities and Issues in Family Law Property Settlements
20 February 2020 @ 07:30 AM - 20 February 2020 @ 09:15 AM

There are wide range of complexities that can arise in the context of a Family Law property settlement for separating couples in an era of more complicated financial and personal circumstances. In this seminar, Coleman Greig Principal and Family Law Accredited Specialist Malcolm Gittoes-Caesar, and Principal Lawyer and Tax expert, Peter Bobbin, will cover a…

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SMSFs: Issues to Consider Pre-Relationship, at Separation and on Property Settlement on Divorce
15 May 2020 @ 12:00 PM - 15 May 2020 @ 01:30 PM

Dividing the assets of a SMSF can be a complicated journey in the event of a relationship break down. Understanding those complexities can assist advisers and their clients to protect those assets and better prepare for the future. Join Coleman Greig’s Peter Bobbin, one of Australia’s leading experts in tax and superannuation, as he unpacks a…

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EOFY COVID-19 Tax & Business Planning Strategy
12 June 2020 @ 12:00 PM - 12 June 2020 @ 01:30 PM

90 Minutes for you to action in 18 days COVID-19 is a 100 year world-wide disaster. But with care, it is also a once in a 100 year strategic opportunity and it comes at EOFY time! In our upcoming webinar, Peter Bobbin, Coleman Greig’s Principal Lawyer and one of Australia’s leading succession specialists, together with Morris Maroon,…

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Estate Tax Traps
7 July 2020 @ 12:00 PM - 7 July 2020 @ 01:30 PM

Whilst many of our loved ones profess to “still call Australia home”, they are nevertheless living overseas – for work, for love, for holidays, or otherwise. Any extended departure from Australia has the potential to change a person’s Australian (tax) residency status. With that change, the CGT K3 estate planning tax trap is set. Similar…

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Let’s Talk Trusts: Trust Income and Dividing Wealth held by a Family Trust
6 May 2021 @ 07:30 AM - 6 May 2021 @ 09:15 AM

Practical Tips and Traps Trillions of dollars of family wealth is held in discretionary trusts, often for the asset protection and tax effective strategies of an individual. With the introduction of the transfer balance cap rules and the lower super contribution limits, there is no other place to park wealth – hence, the discretionary family…

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Superannuation Death Benefits – Recent Cases and Thinking
13 February 2020 @ 07:30 AM - 13 February 2020 @ 09:15 AM

Superannuation is often one of the largest assets to form part of your clients’ wealth on death. Even for those who may not have much in the way of personal wealth, they may still have a significant super death benefit to deal with, especially after taking into account any life insurances that they have in…

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