Law Firm in Adelaide and Regional South Australia

Have you been injured in a car accident?
We can help you.

Have you been injured in a car accident?
We can help you.

We have provided legal services to South Australians for 75 years.

Johnston Withers Lawyers and Conveyancers is an Adelaide law firm which has been serving Adelaide and regional South Australia since 1946. We have a proud history of ensuring everyone has fair access to the law. Our difference is our approach: we think outside the square and provide practical advice. Whilst we know the law, we don’t just give you the obvious legal pathway. We pride ourselves on looking at the big picture and giving you the options and tools to reach your own solution.

We are also a client-focused Adelaide law firm which understands that to be good lawyers you need to build strong relationships. As such, all of our lawyers invest the time to really understand your needs and what it is that you would like to achieve with our assistance. We know that our clients like what we do because they use our services again and again and refer Johnston Withers to their friends, families and colleagues.

So, whether you have been injured, are involved in a dispute, need to make a monetary claim, are having problems at work, have been charged with a criminal offence, need to deal with property or other transactions, have family law issues or are thinking about estate planning, we can work with you and your other advisers – be they accountants, financial planners, doctors or bankers – to guide you through the legal processes.

Why choose Johnston Withers Lawyers?

SA Land Tax Reform. Managing Director, Andrew Mitchard & Head of Commercial Team, Kirsty Bennett – June 2020

Presentation of the new land tax changes which are coming into effect on 30 June 2020. The session goes for around 1 hour and covers:

  • A summary of the changes
  • Go through examples of how these changes affect aggregation of ownership and the calculation of land tax on jointly owned property and property held in discretionary, fixed and unit trusts
  • The process of nominating beneficiaries for property held by discretionary trusts – the advantages and pitfalls
  • Summary of what Trusts may be defined as “excluded trusts”
  • Explanation of how companies may be aggregated
  • Review the timeline and key dates including the land tax transitional fund (concessions and deferred payment arrangements due to Covid-19).