Johnson Winter & Slattery is engaged by major Australian and international corporations as legal counsel on their business activities, disputes and most challenging transactions throughout Australia and surrounding regions.
Our representation of major corporations in many landmark and transformational deals and complex disputes positions us as a leading independent Australian firm.
With an appreciation of our client's commercial needs, we blend legal expertise with commercial and market awareness to deliver high quality legal services. This means working closely with clients and their in-house counsel to understand their commercial objectives, and ensuring our approach is tailored to deliver timely commercial outcomes.
Our higher ratio of senior lawyers means clients engage directly with the tactical minds and industry expertise required to succeed in complex and high stakes deals and disputes. A partnership ethos of service, technical excellence and collaboration ensures the most relevant specialist expertise and experience is brought to bear on every assignment.
Whether you are an Australian business, international company or overseas law firm looking for representation in Australia, we would welcome your enquiry. Please contact any of our partners to find out how JWS can help.
The quality of our legal advice and service to clients is recognised through independent industry recognition and direct client feedback.
Our lawyers and teams are ranked regularly as leaders in their field by major local and global directories including Chambers, Best Lawyers and the Asia Pacific Legal 500. Clients comment frequently on JWS’s technical excellence, responsive service, and ability to provide commercially relevant and cost effective advice.
Our role in some of Australia’s largest deals and most complex transactions is also recognised by industry awards.
Winner, Best Professional Services Firm (Revenue $50M-$200M)
Winner, Best Law Firm (Revenue $50M-$200M)
Winner, Best Value Firm
AFR Client Choice Awards, 2017
28 leading individual rankings
Chambers Asia-Pacific, 2018
47 Leading, Next Generation and Recommended lawyers
Legal 500 Asia-Pacific, 2018
Energy Law "Law Firm of the Year" in Australia, 2018
Oil & Gas "Law Firm of the Year" in Australia, 2017
62 recognised lawyers
5 named "Lawyer of the Year" in their respective categories
Best Lawyers® 2018
1 partner winner of their category – Securitisation & Structured Finance
Client Choice Awards, 2018
3 partners winners of their categories – Competition & Antitrust, General Corporate,
Product Regulation & Liability
Client Choice Awards, 2017
We never lose sight of the responsibility the legal profession has in the broader community. The legal industry has an important role to play in improving access to legal services and justice for less advantaged individuals and groups.
JWS supports a number of community initiatives and not for profit organisations across Australia through pro bono legal work, charitable donations and sponsorships. Our lawyers also contribute to the broader business community by presenting at workshops and seminars on legal developments, and authoring formal submissions to regulatory bodies to assist with legal reform in Australia.
Organisations we support and provide pro bono services to include:
As South Australia’s largest arts organisation, the ASO plays a major role in Adelaide’s cultural and economic vibrancy. The community is enriched through more than 70 world-class performances to more than 80,000 diverse concertgoers each season. And the comprehensive Learning Series for schools and families directly touches the lives of more than 12,000 children, thereby forging a special connection to music from a young age.
The Anglican Church of Australia is a community of Christians scattered across Australia. The Church is organised into 23 dioceses grouped into 5 provinces or regions. As well as dioceses and parishes there are many different organisations in areas such as education, health, mission, social welfare and communications which are part of the Anglican Church.
Founded in 1975, the Australian Chamber Orchestra is renowned for its inspired programming and unrivalled virtuosity, energy and individuality. Comprising leading Australian and international musicians and a growing company of dedicated young players, the Orchestra performs as a symphony orchestra, chamber music ensemble and electro-acoustic collective collaborating with an extraordinary range of artists from numerous artistic disciplines.
The Australian Science Media Centre Inc is an independent not for profit service for the news media, giving journalists direct access to evidence-based science and expertise. The role of AusSMC is to increase the quantity and accuracy of science reporting in the media and, hence, the public understanding of science.
Mary’s House is a refuge which will provide crisis accommodation for women and their dependent children escaping domestic violence. The refuge is in the Lower North Shore area of Sydney. The idea for the project came from people associated with the Jesuit Parish of Our Lady of the Way in North Sydney, although Mary’s House is a non-denominational initiative. The refuge will open in October 2016.
The Purves Environmental Fund (PEF) supports a number of groups, all of which have as their central aim the maintenance and improvement of Australia’s natural environment. Grants by the PEF are designed to encourage others who work towards greater biodiversity and sustainability.
The Royal Institution of Australia Inc is a national scientific not for profit organisation which carries on the tradition of its sister organisation, the historic Royal Institution of Great Britain. RiAus aims to broaden the appreciation of science and technology as part of Australian culture; create sustained interest in science; and engage the public, decision-makers and opinion leaders in dialogue and policy debate around science.
The Telethon Juvenile Diabetes Family Centre helps children and their families cope with the challenges of Type 1 diabetes. It was officially opened on 2 July 2015 by the Deputy Premier and Health Minister, Dr Kim Hames and is the first facility in Australia dedicated to offering emotional and psychosocial support for families of children with diabetes.
Youth Action is the peak body for young people and youth services in NSW, representing 1.25 million young people and the services that support them. Youth Action monitors and responds to government policies and proposals affecting young people; promotes and advocates on issues affecting young people and youth services; brings young people and youth workers together to act on issues affecting them; provides training, forums and conferences; and produces a range of resources, publications and newsletters.