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Jeffrey Johnsons

Jeffrey joined ProActive Legal as a Special Counsel in June 2013. He previously worked for Christopher Levingston & Associates (5 years) and earlier for Bartier Perry Lawyers (13 years). His litigation experience began in 1977, when he was employed in the Magistrates Courts Administration of NSW.



In 1987, Jeffrey was awarded a Bachelor of Laws with First Class Honours by the University of Technology, Sydney. After graduating as a lawyer, Jeffrey was employed in the Legal Branches of the State Pollution Control Commission (which became the NSW Environment Protection Authority) and later the Sydney Water Board.



Jeffrey was admitted to the NSW Supreme Court in 1987) and the High Court of Australia (1993). He specialises in commercial dispute resolution (including litigation) concerning –

  • Wills and Estates
  • Contracts
  • Real estate
  • Planning and Environment
  • Family Law and other property disputes.

Jeffrey regularly receives instructions from individuals and various business entities and a corporate trustee.



Jeffrey’s experience includes commercial dispute resolution (including litigation) in these areas –



Wills and Estates

  • challenges to the legal capacity of Will-maker (contested probate applications)
  • issues arising during the administration of a deceased estate
  • the interpretation of Wills
  • applications for provision from a deceased estate under a Will or on intestacy
  • various claims relating to deceased estates including occupation of estate properties

Real Estate Disputes

  • compulsory acquisition of land
  • contracts for the sale of land
  • easements (including rights of way)
  • nuisance from building or construction activities
  • encroachments from adjoining land
  • access to neighbouring land

Planning and Environment

  • unlawful use of land
  • development applications
  • development consents
  • easements and restrictions on use of land
  • contributions payable on development approval
  • council orders requiring work to be done
  • trees [Trees (Disputes Between Neighbours) Act]
  • clean up notices (Protection of the Environment Operations Act)
  • defence of alleged environmental offences

Family Law

  • Family Law property disputes and Court orders
  • Child parenting disputes

Qualifications and Professional Associations:

  • Solicitor of the Supreme Court of NSW
  • Solicitor of the High Court of Australia
  • Member of the Law Society of NSW
  • Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours)