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, charitable donations and sponsorships.
In 2018, we celebrate 25 years of long-lasting relationships with our valued clients.
We have established one of Australia’s premier oil and gas practices, with a detailed understanding of the legal, commercial and technical issues associated with the oil and gas industry through a range of transactions.
JWS is named as “Law Firm of the Year” in the area of Oil & Gas Law.
Our experience extends from resource exploration, through production, processing, trading, haulage and shipping, to sale. It also includes:
Johnson Winter & Slattery was named by Best Lawyers® 2019 as the "Law Firm of the Year" in Australia for Oil & Gas Law.
Johnson Winter & Slattery was named by Best Lawyers® 2016 as the "Law Firm of the Year" in Australia for Oil & Gas Law.
Peter Rose is recognised as a Band 1 Energy & Natural Resources lawyer (Oil & Gas).
Michael Dulaney is recognised as a leading lawyer in Oil & Gas Law.
James Marshall is recognised as a leading lawyer in Oil & Gas.
Peter Slattery is recognised as leading lawyer in Oil & Gas.
Peter Smith is recognised as a leading lawyer in Oil & Gas.
Peter Rose is highly regarded, particularly in the oil and gas sector and in respect of competition matters in the industry.
[Peter Rose] "has a great breadth and depth of knowledge in the industry and is a great communicator. He goes above and beyond in the interest of the company," reported one source.
Michael Dulaney specialises in oil and gas matters with a particular expertise in LNG projects and was referred to by one source as "a fountain of knowledge."
JWS was named the 2019 Law Firm of the Year for our expertise in the area of Oil & Gas Law.
On 14 March 2017, the Court of Appeal of the Supreme Court of NSW gave its decision in People for the Plains Incorporated v Santos NSW (Eastern) Pty Ltd  NSWCA 46 (Case). The Case considered...
Recent amendments to legislation aim to improve functionality regarding entering into petroleum agreements, even if relevant geological information is not fully known.