Johnston Withers

When experience matters.

Proudly independent and fiercely local, we've been helping South Australian families, individuals, businesses and communities for over 75 years.

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We solve problems for people so that they can get on with the things that matter most.

For over 75 years, we’ve passionately fought for the underdog. We believe that everyone deserves access to fair, compassionate legal advice, no matter their situation or circumstance.

Our team of South Australian lawyers and conveyancers are caring and compassionate, and have a sincere desire to help people. We readily make time for people, do our best to understand the views and expectations of others, and treat everyone fairly and with respect.

We anticipate and adapt to change, and help push the boundaries of what can be done. We care about what happens here in South Australia; not just as lawyers, but also as members of the community.

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Family law

Family matters can be stressful at the best of times, let alone when the law is involved. If you’re experiencing divorce, child custody issues or family disputes, we’re here to listen and help.

Injury claims

If you’ve been hurt or suffered injuries as a result of someone else’s actions or negligence, talk to us about seeking damages from the people or organisation responsible.

Wills and estates

Whether you need help making a will, managing a deceased estate or guidance challenging a will, we’ll make sure your assets and estate are properly looked after when you die.

Employment law

Everyone deserves to feel safe and secure at work. If you’ve experienced discrimination, an unfair dismissal or other work-related disputes, we’re here to provide expert, trusted advice.

Commercial and property law

We act for companies and individuals with respect to general commercial matters and assist with financial issues including mortgage and loan origination, property advice and asset structuring, including for farmers.


From first homes and family farms to commercial leases and business contracts, our experienced team is here to help with comprehensive conveyancing services.


What others say about you matters. If you’ve experienced reputational damage as a result of defamatory comments or if you need to defend a defamation claim, our solicitors can help.

Criminal law

We understand that being charged with an offence of any kind can be distressing, regardless of the seriousness of the allegation. Our expert criminal law team is here to advocate for you.

Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Our litigation lawyers are here to help with all kinds of dispute resolution matters, from contested estates and trust litigation to intellectual property disputes and debt recovery.

Our locations

From the arid plains above the mid-North and the rolling hills of the Clare Valley to the city streets of Adelaide, we’re committed to providing every community in our great state with expert legal advice.

If you can’t visit one of our seven locations in person, talk to us about meeting online or in a location that works for you.

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Been involved in a car accident? This guide will teach you everything you need to know about car accident injury claims.

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Everything you need to know about Form 1 Disclosure Statements in SA

The Form 1 – Vendor’s Statement is a required statutory disclosure statement that must be provided by a vendor to a purchaser of land.

We’re proud to have helped thousands of South Australians protect their future and fight for what’s fair. When experience matters, we’re here to help you, too.