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JWS adds construction partner from Baker McKenzie

National law firm Johnson Winter Slattery has continued to swell its ranks with the appointment of a partner from global rival Baker McKenzie for its Brisbane office.

user iconJerome Doraisamy 07 August 2023 Big Law
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Aleisa Crepin (pictured) has joined JWS following nearly nine years at Bakers as a partner. Prior to that, she was a senior associate at Norton Rose Fulbright.

She brings, JWS said in a statement, more than 15 years of experience acting for a range of leading infrastructure, construction, and energy companies and has worked on a number of high-profile construction projects such as Sydney Light Rail, Parramatta Light Rail, Perth Airport, and Gold Coast Airport.


The news follows a period of growth for the national law firm, including the hiring of a partner from another global firm, Jones Day, in early July and its appointment of a special counsel from BHP in early June.

It also follows the naming of five new partners at the firm and the promotion of 18 lawyers to more senior roles, both in June, reported here and here.

JWS boasts over 80 partners across its six offices in Australia.

Speaking about the firm’s newest partner, JWS managing partner Jeremy Davis said: “Aleisa has advised on some of the most significant construction disputes in Australia that will complement our strong construction and disputes team.

“Aleisa is well regarded in the sector, and we are delighted to have her join the firm.”

Ms Crepin added: “I admire the leading position JWS has been able to secure in the Australian legal market and am excited to work alongside some of the brightest legal minds in the construction and disputes space.”

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