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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In 2018, we celebrated 25 years of long-lasting relationships with our valued clients.
Kathryn is a tax lawyer specialising in state taxes (stamp duty, land tax) and tax audits and litigation (income tax, stamp duty, payroll tax and land tax).
She advises corporations on the implications of various state taxes including transfer duty, landholder duty, payroll tax and land tax as well as on all aspects of a dispute including reviews, audits, ADR and litigation.
Kathryn has managed small teams, and worked as part of larger teams on significant taxation litigation matters in the Federal Court of Australia. She has also acted for clients in proceedings in the Supreme Court of Victoria, the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal and the South Australian Civil and Administrative Tribunal including appearing in ADR and instructing counsel in ADR and at hearings.
Acting for the Australian subsidiary of a major global information technology group in relation to an Australian Taxation Office audit of the subsidiary’s Australian operations.
Acting for an Australian subsidiary of a major global manufacturing group in relation to an Australian Taxation Office Large Business Audit.
Acted in valuation dispute with the Valuer-General in SACAT.
In 2014, acted for the Law Institute of Victoria in relation to Supreme Court proceedings concerning the LIV’s payroll tax status.
Acted in the takeover of a listed trust holding significant land assets in five Australian jurisdictions in relation to stamp duty.
Advised on stamp duty implications of a major internal restructure, including applying for corporate reconstruction relief.
Listed as a leading lawyer in Tax Law
In the Federal budget handed down on Tuesday 8 May 2018, Treasurer Scott Morrison announced major changes to “better target” the research & development (R&D) tax incentive.
This special edition of Acumen discusses the key taxation reforms announced on the evening of 8 May 2018 by Treasurer Scott Morrison in the 2018 Australian Federal Budget.
This special edition of Acumen discusses the key taxation reforms for business announced on the evening of 9 May 2017 by Treasurer Scott Morrison in the 2017 Australian Federal Budget.