An independent national law firm has appointed a new partner into its Brisbane office to bolster its expertise in environment and planning with a focus on native title.
Johnson Winter & Slattery (JWS) has appointed William Oxby as a partner and will be using his 20 years’ expertise in environment, planning and native titles advisory and dispute work. Prior to setting up his own practice in 2020, Mr Oxby spent 10 years as an environment and planning partner at Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF).
Managing partner Peter Slattery said Mr Oxby’s experience will support the firm’s growth within the Brisbane market and nationally.
“Our energy and resources practice is one of the largest and most experienced in Australia. William’s deep experience in native title will bolster our credentials and better position us to assist clients with their resources and infrastructure projects throughout Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia,” he said.
Mr Slattery added that Mr Oxby’s appointment follows the recent lateral hires of partners Bruce Adkins and Stuart Clague, who also joined the firm’s energy and resources practice in Brisbane in 2020. Mr Oxby’s expertise will complement their work and help further grow the client base, according to Mr Slattery.
Mr Oxby said he was excited to join the team: “JWS is known for its strong expertise in energy and resources and is growing its presence in the Brisbane market rapidly. Working as part of a full-service firm with a similar client base is a great opportunity and I look forward to supporting the firm’s ongoing growth in the region.”