JWS Consulting is a division of Johnson Winter & Slattery providing commercial consulting services.
Johnson Winter & Slattery is engaged by major businesses, investment funds and government agencies as legal counsel on important transactions and disputes throughout Australia and surrounding regions.
Our news and media coverage including major transaction announcements, practitioner appointments and team expansions.
We support a number of community initiatives and not for profit organisations across Australia through pro bono legal work and charitable donations.
We support a number of organisations through sponsorships.
We act for industry leading television networks, newspapers, magazines, information technology companies, e-commerce and mutlimedia providers, publishers and film companies.
We provide expert advice on all issues relating to pre-publication and pre-broadcast matters, together with representing media defendants in relation to defamation, contempt, copyright and trade practices claims and litigation arising out of those issues. We have extensive experience in:
Ranked as a Band 1 practice for TMT: Media.
A media-focused practice that retains a leading reputation in the field, (JWS) advises a well-known roster of media clients on issues such as pre-publication and defamation.
Johnson Winter & Slattery fields a 'strong team with a deep knowledge of defamation litigation'.
Reputation for tenacious handling of litigation on a range of media-related issues. Particularly notable experience of managing defamation proceedings. Clients range from large media corporations to high-profile individuals.
"The firm's practice has significant media industry experience. It provides prompt, commercial advice. It is clearly the leading media litigation practice in Australia."
"They are calm, orderly, precise and expeditious. They are well experienced in litigation, media law and defamation, and manage matters efficiently and with a minimum of fuss."
Johnson Winter & Slattery fields a 'strong team with a deep knowledge of defamation litigation.'
Following a hearing in February this year, the Supreme Court handed down its judgment in the Voller case on 24 June 2019 and the result is intriguing for a host of reasons.
On 16 October 2017, the Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Broadcasting Reform) Bill 2017 (Cth) was passed by Australia’s House of Representatives and granted Royal assent. Following the Royal...
It is opportune to review the reforms and consider their implications for corporate transactional activity in the media sector.