Jason Bell is one of the two lawyers who head up Johnston Withers’ family law team. He advises on all family law matters and has wide experience in the division of property under the Family Law Act including complex superannuation issues and farming and business entities.

Jason joined the firm in 2005 after over 20 years as a partner in a law firm in country Australia. That diverse experience allows him to act effectively for clients across a range of areas. It also equips him with the ability to spot an issue quickly and the judgment to help clients decide which issues to pursue. Calm and calming, he prides himself on his capacity to acknowledge the heightened emotions that often come with family breakdown while not letting emotions drive or derail progress to a solution.

In addition to his family law work, Jason plays a significant role in the commercial team where he advises in relation to estate and succession planning. Again, Jason is highly experienced in helping his farming and business clients find their way through the complexities of passing property down the generations.

Jason also provides advice in relation to estate administration, contested estates and complex probate matters.

He also advises in commercial and private property transactions including land and business sales, leases, mortgages and other securities and conveyancing.

Outside of the law, Jason is a triathlete, house builder and gardener.



  • Law Society of South Australia

Articles and Videos by Jason Bell

Divorce and Property Settlement – Common Questions. Senior Lawyer, Jason Bell 2019

Dealing with divorce, separation and other family matters can be some of the most emotional experiences of a person’s life. In this video, Senior Family Lawyer, Jason Bell answers 5 frequently asked Divorce and Property Settlement questions.