JWS Consulting is a division of Johnson Winter & Slattery providing commercial consulting services.
We are engaged by major Australian and international corporations as legal counsel on their business activities, disputes and most challenging matters.
Established in 1993 by Tony Johnson, Nigel Winter and Peter Slattery as a boutique corporate firm, JWS grew rapidly to become a leading independent Australian firm.
The quality of our legal advice and service to clients is recognised through independent industry recognition and direct client feedback.
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Jan is a leading employment lawyer with over 20 years’ experience in all aspects of employment and workplace relations law as well as discrimination law, remuneration and benefits, and superannuation.
She advises clients across a broad range of industries, including transport, information technology, education, media, financial services, pharmaceuticals, and retail.
Leading corporates and multinationals go to Jan for advice on their most sensitive or complex matters, including major corporate reorganisations and restructures, senior executive appointments and separations, complex workplace investigations, and workforce transformation projects.
Jan has experience handling complex employment claims and disputes, including representing clients in significant litigation before courts, the Fair Work Commission and anti-discrimination tribunals. Jan has niche expertise in workplace training, including delivering presentations at board and senior management level.
Clients praise Jan for being a "very thorough and responsive lawyer, who gives concise briefings and appropriate advice",Chambers Asia-Pacific 2014.
Advising on employment aspects of organisational restructures, drafting template employment documents, defending claims brought before the Fair Work Commission, and proceedings before the Federal Court of Australia and State Supreme Courts.
Assisting Unilever on employment aspects of its successful acquisition of T2, a premium Australian tea business, including transfer of employees.
Advising on corporate reorganisations and structures, representation in relation to claims and legal proceedings brought by former employees.
Conducting an investigation into allegations of bullying and advising on related disciplinary aspects and successfully resolving all claims.
Advising on enforcement of post-employment restraints and non-solicitation obligations, acting in relation to injunction proceedings and successfully negotiating undertakings.
Ranked as a leading Employment lawyer.
Named ‘Sydney Employee Benefits Lawyer of the Year' (as judged by her peers)
Ranked as a leading Employment lawyer
Recognised as a leading lawyer in Labour and Employment Law
Clients highlight department head Jan Dransfield for being a "very thorough and responsive lawyer, who gives concise briefings and appropriate advice."
Practice head Jan Dransfield "always has the ability to get the right result"
Listed as a leading lawyer in Occupational Health & Safety Law
Listed as a leading lawyer in Employee Benefits Law
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