Johnston Withers Lawyers Whyalla

Lawyers & Conveyancing Services in Whyalla

Johnston Withers Lawyers has been serving South Australia since 1946. We have a proud history of ensuring everyone has fair access to the power of the law. Our difference is our approach: we are lateral thinkers. Whilst we know the law we don’t just give you the obvious legal pathway. We pride ourselves at looking at the big picture and giving you the options and tools to reach your own solution.

Whether you are involved in a dispute, defamation matter, need a conveyancer or property law specialist, have family law issues or thinking about estate planning, we can work with you and your other advisers – be they accountants, financial planners, doctors or bankers – to guide you through the legal processes.

Our Whyalla Location

Why choose Johnston Withers Lawyers Whyalla?
  • Our lawyers are experts in their chosen fields of practice
  • We provide fee information upfront to avoid any billing surprises
  • We provide clear, practical advice so you can make decisions with confidence
  • Local knowledge and expertise with 5 regional offices
  • Our country-town origins shape our approachable personality
  • We maintain a highly personal, client-focused service standard
  • Specialists in electronic conveyancing and document registration
  • No win, no fee on personal injury claims*

How we achieved success for a Whyalla Client

Service: Family Law

Problem: Legal advice following separation from husband.

Description: [Redacted] contacted Johnston Withers Lawyers following a separation with her husband and sought our advice in relation to arrangements for her children and their matrimonial property.

Outcome: The Johnston Withers Lawyers team seamlessly guided [Redacted] through the Family Law Courts process, providing sympathetic and practical advice.

“For what has been a very stressful time in my life the Johnston Withers Lawyers team in Whyalla have made it run as smooth as it can given the circumstances. They contact me when things that benefit me become available that I am eligible to apply for which will help me financially. The girls in the Whyalla office make sure I am safe and know exactly what to expect when having to attend court in Adelaide. They are very helpful, friendly, quick to answer and return calls and have given me the best advice and guidance.”        

Our Whyalla Team

Johnston Withers Lawyers Tim Weiss Whyalla Office

Tim Weiss

Tim Weiss was admitted to practice in South Australia in 1996 and has practiced as a solicitor and barrister in country South Australia since then.

Tim began his legal career in 1996 in the Whyalla office of Johnston Withers when Nic Kernahan, who had opened the office in 1994, moved back to Adelaide.

Since then Tim has worked in a general legal practice at Mount Barker and for the Legal Services Commission in Whyalla practicing in criminal and family law.

Tim  has practised in most areas of the law but principally in criminal, family, wills and estates, property, liquor licensing and civil disputes.

Tim’s most recent position before returning to work for Johnston Withers was as the manager of the Whyalla and Port Augusta offices of the Legal Services Commission where he practised exclusively in criminal law.

Nic Kernahan

Nic has been a lawyer for 25 years.  He has extensive experience as an advocate in almost all jurisdictions however in most recent years this has been in Criminal prosecutions in the Supreme, District and Magistrates Court. As well as family law and wills and estates matters.

In 1994, Nic started with Johnston Withers Lawyers as the resident solicitor in our fledgling Whyalla Practise.  He lived in Whyalla for three years before returning to Adelaide.  He has however, continued to attend the Whyalla office every fortnight to assist clients in Town.

Nic’s favourite thing about Whyalla is the durability and optimism in the community which explains why it has been able to endure so many economic roller coaster rides over the period of his connection to the town.  He also likes that the town prides itself on sporting achievements and sense of community.

When asked about one case at the Whyalla practice that stands out for him, he highlights being seconded to the Coronial inquiry into the crash of a Whyalla Airlines aircraft on the 31st May 2000. The crash had an enormous impact on the local community. The Coroners inquiry questioned the findings of the national investigation by the Australian Transport and Safety Bureau, and through an exhaustive investigation which endured over a period of about 2 years, and having travelled to the United States to take evidence from experts there, we were able to demonstrate and the Coroners found, that the ATSB report was wrong. The findings were of considerable relief to the Whyalla community and the families of those that died in the crash. The Coroners inquiry provided a rigorous, logical and scientifically sound conclusion to the tragedy which the families could find comfort.

Get in touch with our Whyalla law firm

If you’re based in Whyalla or any of the surrounding suburbs, get in touch with the Johnston Withers Lawyers team today.

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