Johnston Withers


Who we are

Johnston Withers was founded in Adelaide in 1946 by Elliott Johnston QC, who passionately pursued justice for all under the law, and acted with empathy and compassion for those in difficult circumstances.

When you join Johnston Withers, you'll be part of a progressive, dynamic firm that offers stimulating work from a broad range of clients – and a real work-life balance.

We’re dedicated to investing in our team and highly value continued learning. We encourage growth and are committed to helping you develop to your full potential.

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Legal Assistant - Personal Injury Team

We are seeking a positive, proactive and dedicated Legal Assistant (preferably with 2 years minimum past experience) to support a busy team of professionals who work in our Personal Injury team. Experience in this area of practice would be highly regarded.

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We are seeking an all-rounder to help support our busy team of professionals in our Adelaide office.

In the role you will serve as a receptionist and general firm administrator.

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GDLP and PLT placements

Johnston Withers is passionate about the development of future lawyers and we are pleased to offer GDLP and PLT placement opportunities.

To apply, send your CV and cover letter via email to our general manager, Jenny Seal. Be sure to highlight your primary areas of interest, proposed availability and provider, number of placement hours required, curriculum vitae and academic transcript.

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Our team

Our legal and conveyancing teams are the best in their field, and our clients know they can rely on us for honest, practical and comprehensive advice.

We’re here to listen, advise, and support during the good, the bad, and the challenging times.

How we can help

Working at Johnston Withers

A career at Johnston Withers means joining one of the most well-regarded law and conveyancing firms in South Australia. You’ll have the opportunity to work alongside and be mentored by experienced and supportive leaders in your practice area, have professional autonomy, and plenty of direct client contact.

We offer:

  • An easy to access CBD location (for Adelaide office team members)

  • Centrally located regional offices

  • Formal training through regular CPD programs and biennial professional retreats

  • Payment for professional membership

  • A positive, inclusive and high performance culture marked by cooperation and respect in the work environment

  • Flexible work arrangements

Our values

We’re progressive

At Johnston Withers, we’re not afraid to do things differently. We seize initiative, take ownership of opportunities and act upon them. We bring fresh, meaningful ideas and perspectives. We actively collaborate to find better solutions, and encourage each other to challenge and question. We’re inventive, bold and forward-thinking – and we never settle for second best.

We’re proactive

Our team helps solve problems for people so that they can get on with the things that matter most. We pride ourselves on looking at problems from new angles and thinking outside the box, giving our clients the opportunity to decide their strategy with the best information possible.

We’re honest

We have a deep sense of integrity and this shines through in everything we do. We’re open and transparent about what we’re doing and why, and we pride ourselves on setting clear expectations, and giving clear and independent advice.

We’re caring

We have a sincere desire to help people, do our best to understand the views and expectations of others, and treat everyone fairly and with respect. We connect with people in a human way, and strive to make everyone feel welcome, safe and listened to.

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