Johnston Withers has experience and expertise in many areas of Commercial Litigation including:
- Contract Disputes
- Partnership Disputes,
- Restraints of Trade;
- Enforcement of Loans and Guarantees
- Insolvency (including bankruptcy and company liquidation matters); and
- Trade Practices Litigation.
We represent both businesses and individuals in the Federal and State Courts as well as having considerable experience in alternative dispute resolution methods such as mediation and arbitration.
We are able to assist you with all legal and statutory proceedings required to transfer ownership of real property. The preparation, execution, verification and lodgement of various legal documents, must be performed by a person approved by the Government to advise on and prepare documents to transfer real estate in South Australia.
A conveyancer can also prepare and lodge documents for a land division, community title division and any other dealing regarding the title to real estate.
Our Adelaide based conveyancer is Anna Pantelios. The conveyancing needs of our country clients are handled by Shane Mardon (Port Augusta) and Karen Littlefield (Clare).
Defamation law has been an area of practice of Johnston Withers for many decades with highly skilled practitioners in the area. This continues to be the case. Since the introduction of the Defamation Act in 2005, the firm has continued to provide quality advice to those whose reputations has been called into question. The firm has acted in a number of high profile matters over the years and can assist with any enquiry you may have in this regard.
Johnston Withers offers a comprehensive range of property legal services for developers, owners, investors and landlords. We have experience in complex property transactions, and can provide clients with legal solutions efficiently and in a manner that minimises risks. We have the staff, the knowledge and the experience to make the process easy for you.
We can assist with:
- Acquisition of land for commercial development.
- Commercial and retail leasing.
- Reviewing and/or establishing leases for various tenancies.
- Land Tax and Valuation advice and objections.
- Property acquisitions and disposals for commercial or residential.
- Building and construction contracts.
- Conveyancing: commercial and residential.
- Property Joint Ventures.
- Easements and Covenants.
- Restrictive covenants.
- Liquor Licensing and control
- Property disputes
- Stamp duty
When a party breaches a contract then another party may seek to enforce the contract terms in a court of law.
At Johnston Withers, our lawyers provide advice and representation on a wide range of commercial and private contract disputes.
We can also assist with contract revision, contract drafting and contract creation.
Our experienced practitioners provide advice and representation in the following areas arising from the Trade Practices Act:
- Misleading and deceptive conduct
- Unconscionable conduct
- False and misleading representations; and
- Supply of goods or services not fit for their purpose
Superannuation law is highly complex but by necessity extremely relevant to many in this current day and age. The area will be a growing area of legal activity into the future given the emphasis on superannuation. Johnston Withers can assist in advising in the area of superannuation law and assist in engaging experts in related fields, as required.