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Aaran Johnson

Aaran is the Partner in charge at our Sydney office.

Aaran is a Law Society of NSW Accredited Specialist in Commercial Litigation and has been with the Dispute Resolution Department of  Marsdens Law Group since 2007.

He has expertise in the areas of infrastructure, building and construction, Contract law, Defamation, trade practices and the Australian Consumer Law, property, debt and equity, as well as insolvency and corporations law. Aaran has conducted litigation in the Federal, Supreme, District and Local Courts, Specialist Tribunals and more particularly specialist Commercial, Corporations and Technology and Construction Lists.
Aaran approaches commercial dispute resolution and litigation with an emphasis on the early identification of his clients’ commercial business and organisational objectives and implements strategies to achieve those objectives with regard to the particular issues within the dispute. Aaran is a skilled negotiator and has extensive dispute resolution skills.

Aaran undertook a combined Law and Communications (Major in Journalism) Degree at the University of Newcastle. He was awarded a Master of Laws Degree, majoring in Commercial Litigation in 2012. Aaran has significant experience in large-scale commercial litigation and recently acted for Port Macquarie Hastings Council in a large scale Supreme Court of NSW Commercial List dispute. The Council was sued by a large and resourceful Supermarket chain; Woolworths, who also sued another large Supermarket chain, Coles. Woolworths and its property holding company, Fabcot Pty Ltd, sought multi-million dollar damages against Council for lost opportunity to develop a parcel of land within the Port Macquarie CBD. The matter involved significant legal issues of a high degree of complexity together with appropriate project management and aspects of public relations and accountability objectives relevant to his client, the Council and to its constituents, given the amount of local media interest in the outcome of the dispute. Council was eventually successful in the substantive matter before the Supreme Court over the course of a two week Hearing, however the Decision was subsequently appealed in the NSW Court of Appeal; Aaran acted in the Appeal proceedings and Council successfully defended the Appeal after a two day Hearing.

Aaran has been involved in numerous decisions some of which can be viewed by clicking here.

Aaran lives in Redfern/Waterloo, has an affinity with the local community and is an Executive Committee Member of the South Sydney Business Chamber.

 

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