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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JWS supports a number of community initiatives and not for profit organisations across Australia through pro bono legal work and charitable donations.
We are proud to sponsor a number of community initiatives.
We provide effective and cost efficient management of all aspects of project development, procurement and delivery is essential to mitigate project risks.
Our senior specialists offer diverse and complementary skills and industry experience to support the delivery of major infrastructure and construction projects by the public and private sectors. Disputes lawyers within our team include experts in alternative dispute resolution, adjudication, international and domestic arbitration and construction litigation related to major construction and infrastructure projects.
Anthony Groom, Paul Turner, David Colenso, Will Coulthard, Richard Lilly, Rick Malone & Peter Smith are leading lawyers in Construction/Infrastructure Law.
We offer legal services for all aspects of major projects, including:
Our experience covers:
Advised in relation to the Air Warfare Destroyer Program and In Services Support Contract for the Collins Class Submarines, and acted for ASC in relation to complex engineering disputes including arbitration with Kockums on the Collins Class Submarines and ASC Engineering on the Minara/Fluor arbitration.
Advised in relation to South Australian State Government negotiations regarding tenure arrangements for the proposed Adelaide Casino expansion and hotel development.
Acted in relation to a acquisition of 20 hectare site for the development of a 60,000m2 warehouse, 2,200m2 office and 23,000m2 hardstand for a $75 million, 6 hectare parts and distribution facility for Caterpillar to service QLD, NT and WA and throughout the Pacific for Solomon Islands, Fiji, Papua New Guinea and Noumea.
Contract and subcontract arrangements for design and construction of specific purpose mining, resource and infrastructure facilities throughout Australia, and major workforce accommodation subcontracts for LNG projects in QLD, WA and NT.
Construction of main trunk pipelines and gas gathering pipeline for the CSG to LNG project including advice regarding the negotiation and award of ECI and EPC contracts for the pipeline network.
Advised this US-listed oil and gas project services provider in its Supreme Court of Western Australia litigation against SapuraClough, in relation to work done on Chevron’s Gorgon Project.
ARENA funding, construction and off-take aspects of the Weipa Solar PV Project at Rio Tinto’s Weipa mine in QLD.
Tenure for high pressure natural gas transmission pipeline between Iona in Victoria and Torrens Island Vale in SA, contracts for acquisition of easements and fee simple rights acquittal of process of compulsory acquisition in SA and Victoria; negotiated and documented the turnkey contract terms for construction of the pipeline, operation and maintenance agreements and the long term haulage agreements with gas shippers.
Negotiated various BOOT agreements for water and wastewater treatment facilities for private and public sector entities in Victoria and NSW. Negotiating Alliance terms for the delivery of engineering projects for environmental improvement programmes (EIPs) between United Water, Thames Water and Kinhill Engineering in SA.
Advised on the Adelaide Desalination Project and in relation to the negotiation of a $1.5 billion 15 year outsourcing contract with SA Water and the SA state government to operate and maintain the metropolitan water and wastewater system in metropolitan in Adelaide.
"Significant experience and deep thinking"
Peter Rose, Michael Dulaney, James Marshall and Anthony Groom are recognised as a leading lawyer in Energy, Resources & Infrastructure.
[JWS] "has real depth in this space and is taken very seriously."
Anthony Groom, Paul Turner, David Colenso, Will Coulthard, Richard Lilly, Rick Malone & Peter Smith are leading lawyers in Construction/Infrastructure.
"They are very thorough and respond in a timely manner. They think commercially about the wider issues, rather than just the contractual issues, and are proactive in providing advice."
"They are well respected, give great legal advice, and the team works well together."
Johnson Winter & Slattery has welcomed leading real estate lawyer, Peter Trevaskis, to the partnership.
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