Jeremy Johnson
Partner, Canberra
My experience includes advising on risk, litigation strategy and dispute resolution in a range of forums, including the High Court, the Federal Court, the Supreme Courts of NSW and the ACT, the District Court of NSW, the Dust Diseases Tribunal of NSW, and in a range of administrative tribunals.

I primarily act for government clients, private organisations and insurers in the areas of professional indemnity, property and casualty insurance. I also specialise in disputes that involve toxic torts and allegations against public authorities.

I take pride in my ability to work with my clients, focusing on providing timely and pragmatic advice, and resolving disputes on terms that best suit their needs and interests.

Career highlights

  • Advised several government clients on disputes concerning the existence, nature and scope of duties owed by public authorities, often resulting in allegations being abandoned
  • Managed complex multi-party proportionate liability disputes, including a multimillion-dollar dispute concerning property damage caused by a fire
  • Acted for an international manufacturer in a product liability claim concerning allegations of defective design, resulting in allegations being dropped
  • Represented a medical professional in a longstanding dispute with a regulator that involved successive merits review appeals and a judicial review appeal
  • Recognised in Best Lawyers for Government Practice in 2015, 2016 and 2017
  • Regularly participate in community programs, including mentoring programs that assist high school students in the ACT