Congratulations Sophie Bungey!
We are thrilled to announce that Sophie Bungey is our newest Registered Conveyancer.
Sophie heads up the Adelaide conveyancing team and works closely with Gemma Wallace, head of Conveyancing.
Sophie has been an integral part of the JW Conveyancing team for over 18 months and we are excited to see her achieve her goal ... Read more
SOUTH Australian law firm Johnston Withers has taken over the Adelaide office of embattled ASX-listed multinational Slater and Gordon.
The tie-up will lift the number of Johnston Withers staff to close to 60, with six Slater and Gordon lawyers and support staff retained as part of the combined business, continuing to operate from their current offices ... Read more
Wind and solar farms can be a low stress way for a farmer to earn regular income which is available in good years and bad. They can be positive for the land owner and for the community, particularly in the construction phase. Caitlin Walkington, a solicitor from our Adelaide office who hails from Jamestown in ... Read more
On 15 April 2018 Peter McCusker, recently retired President of the South Australian Employment Tribunal and a former partner of Johnston Withers, presented the attached paper concerning the development of unfair dismissal law in South Australia, to the Labour History Society SA.
Our firm has been very involved in the development of unfair dismissal law ... Read more
There are several common business structures for start-up businesses in Australia. Each structure has different legal and taxation implications.
A sole trader is a single individual who solely owns, operates and is responsible for all aspects of the business. They have fewer reporting requirements than other business structures and it is simple and relatively inexpensive ... Read more
Have you ever been asked to sign a guarantee? It can come up in many situations.
If you are running a business, you might be asked to provide a personal guarantee of the lease or a trading account, or a guarantee of a business loan.
As an individual, you might be asked to guarantee a home loan ... Read more
The Australian government has recently introduced changes to GST law affecting suppliers and purchasers of new residential premises or subdivisions of potential residential land.
Purchaser to remit GST directly ATO
Under these changes, purchasers of new residential premises (other than those created through a substantial renovation and commercial residential premises) or subdivisions of potential residential land will ... Read more
Business Names and Trade Marks –Is There A Difference?
Selecting a business name to establish a brand presence is one of the most significant decisions you will make when starting your own business. However, a common and often costly misconception is that registering a business name or company name will provide the same protection as a ... Read more
Many people don’t stop to think about the effect marriage, registration of a defacto relationship, divorce or deregistration of a defacto relationship will have on their will.
With the rise of defacto partnerships and the option to register that relationship with Births, Deaths and Marriages and with the legal recognition of gay marriage, many people are ... Read more
Not very often do we associate good news with a duty or tax! Well this time we can. There is good news for purchasers of non-residential “Qualifying Land” with the complete abolishment of stamp duty from July 1 2018.
Since 2015 the State Government has been phasing out Stamp duty on non-residential, non-primary production land. From ... Read more