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2015 has been a very good year for Johnston Withers.  Amongst other things we have

  • put our new brand to use, and launched our new website
  • got some great press in the Advertiser and on the ABC’s Law Report about our ground breaking work helping businesses and individuals to protect their on line reputation
  • acted for a number of Aboriginal communities in various jurisdictions across Australia, including achieving further determinations of native title of areas of country for the Adnyamathanha people
  • been at the forefront of understanding the transition from WorkCover to Return to Work, and how the new legislation can best be used to support injured workers
  • represented many fire fighters who have suffered cancer as a result of their fire fighting duties and achieved substantial lump sum compensation payments for them and their families
  • assisted paramedics who suffered injuries from assaults by patients and bystanders affected by drugs and alcohol
  • appointed some talented new staff – including Anne Waddell Smith who is now managing our Whyalla office
  • run a great retreat, and more recently hosted client Christmas drinks, in the beautiful Clare Valley,  where we got the opportunity to put faces to the names of a number of our Clare clients
  • through our talented conveyancing team, helped almost 700 South Australians buy or sell their home, business or farm
  • given advice to a number of those families now how to protect their new assets
  • represented numerous people in the criminal courts
  • added a new member to our family – with Ted Guthrie’s son, Monty, being born in March
  • earlier this month, honoured our revered founder, Elliott Johnson AM QC, at the Elliott Johnston Memorial Lecture, and
  • been honoured ourselves by the Magna Carta 800th Committee  who presented us with a framed copy of the Magna Carta for our ‘work, support and contribution for many years to provide Australians with access to affordable legal advice’ – the only SA firm to receive the honour.

We hope your year has also been productive and fun.

We’ll be taking a (well earned) break over Christmas –  from lunchtime on Wednesday 23 December to Monday 4 Jan –  and look forward to working with you, and for you, in 2016.

Wishing you all a wonderful break.

The Directors and Staff of Johnston Withers

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