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.
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Tom Jarvis is a dispute resolution lawyer specialising in commercial litigation, competition, antitrust and administrative law.
He acts in commercial and civil disputes for large corporations, Government departments and statutory authorities, including in matters that require a keen appreciation of political and cultural sensitivities and reputational risk.
Tom’s particular skill lies in the strategic management of protracted legal disputes - to preempt, resolve or litigate them. With over 25 years’ experience, Tom is well placed to identify the legal issues and commercial drivers behind a dispute and to formulate a strategy for the resolution of that dispute which aligns with the objectives of his client. Tom has successfully negotiated favourable settlements in many instances well prior to trial, resulting in significantly reduced costs for his clients. He is an advocate for legal project management and the application of technology to streamline the delivery of litigation services.
Tom has extensive experience litigating before Australian courts on behalf of clients from a wide variety of industry groups, including the construction, energy, government, FMCG, franchising, infrastructure, manufacturing, media, primary industry, professional services, resources, retail, technology and transport sectors.
Acting in commercial disputes involving the construction of commercial agreements and claims for breach of warranty, wrongful termination of contract, rectification, specific performance, rating and valuation of land and economic loss.
Acting for the responsible entity of an investment trust operating in the aged care services sector defending allegations of misappropriation of trust monies and responding to an investigation by ASIC, representing the managing director of a listed mining company in relation to an ASIC investigation into suspected contraventions of directors’ duties and provisions governing related party transactions, and acting for the majority shareholders of a private company in a proceeding before the Supreme Court of Victoria alleging oppression against a minority shareholder arising out of conduct interfering with the sale of a business.
Acting both for and against the ACCC in respect of numerous high profile enforcement actions arising under the anti-competitive and consumer protection provisions of the Competition and Consumer Act, in particular concerning cartel conduct, resale price maintenance and consumer protection, as well as in private litigation alleging contraventions of the Act.
Regularly acting for Government departments, agencies and statutory authorities, having represented the Victorian Departments of Treasury and Finance, Human Services and Sustainability and Environment, Victorian Managed Insurance Authority, Victoria Police, the Victorian Workcover Authority, VicRoads and various Commonwealth departments and agencies. Tom has extensive experience advising in relation to appearances before parliamentary inquiries.
Retained by legal and accounting firms to defend professional negligence claims against them.
Recognised as a recommended lawyer in Dispute Resolution.
Recognised as a ‘highly recommended’ lawyer in Dispute Resolution
Listed as a leading lawyer in Alternative Dispute Resolution
Listed as a leading lawyer in Government Practice
Recognised as a leading Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution Lawyer
‘One of Australia’s leading litigators’
Listed as a leading lawyer in Litigation
Listed as a leading lawyer in Regulatory Practice
The ACCC has announced its intention to pursue higher penalties for breaches of the Australian Consumer Law (ACL).
The Federal Government's Misuse of Market Power Bill is the next step in its commitment to implement the ‘Harper’ Competition Policy Review’s misuse of market power reform recommendations
The Competition and Consumer Amendment (Misuse of Market Power) Bill 2016 (Misuse of Market Power Bill) has passed the House of Representatives and is currently before the Senate.Prior to passing...