Johnston Withers

Laura French.

Senior Lawyer

Laura joined Johnston Withers Lawyers in 2021 as a member of our litigation team, and is based in our Adelaide office.

Working on Kaurna lands (Adelaide)

"I pride myself on taking the practical approach to disputes, preferring to collaborate with clients to provide clear advice and find solutions that meet their needs."

Laura's qualifications

  • Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice (Hons)
  • Admitted to the Supreme Court of South Australia
  • Entered into the High Court Register of Practitioners

Laura's memberships

Laura's experience

Laura completed her Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice (Honours) at Flinders University, before being admitted to the Supreme Court of South Australia in 2017. Since her admission, Laura has worked in private practice, specialising in civil litigation.

Laura's expertise

Laura specialises in litigation and dispute resolution and defamation. She believes in building strong relationships with her clients, and providing clear legal advice on complex areas of law.

Outside of Law

You will find Laura travelling, eating and drinking with her family and friends, or taking road trips with her dog, Finn.

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