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Tom Johnston is the principal solicitor of TEJ LAW.

Tom is a pragmatic, strategic and perceptive commercial litigator and sports lawyer with over twelve years’ experience in disputes and commercial litigation, inquiries and investigations and sports law in top and mid-tier firms in Sydney and Adelaide.

Originally from the Far North Coast of NSW, Tom graduated from the University of Sydney with Honours in Arts and Honours in Law.

Tom commenced working with a leading national firm, Corrs Chambers Westgarth, in Sydney in 2005.  Tom worked in the commercial litigation team at Corrs until 2010, when he joined Swaab Attorneys in Sydney as a Senior Associate.  In 2016, Tom moved to Adelaide and joined Crawford Legal as a Partner in the Litigation team. 

Tom has recently established TEJ LAW.



Practice Areas

WE HAVE significant experience in the following areas:


Disputes & litigation

  • Agribusiness
  • Business disputes
  • Class Actions
  • Competition
  • Construction
  • Contracts
  • Corporate governance
  • Corporations Law
  • Debt recovery
  • Defamation
  • Employment
  • Estates
  • Intellectual Property
  • Professional negligence
  • Negligence
  • Shareholder disputes

 Sports lAW

  • Appeals
  • Athlete welfare
  • Contracts
  • Defamation
  • Disciplinary hearings
  • Employee negotiations
  • Governance
  • Insurance disputes
  • IP and Image Rights
  • Negligence
  • Player associations
  • Selection disputes
  • Sponsorship

Inquiries & investigations

  • Board Investigations
  • Coronial Inquests
  • Employee investigations
  • Governance issues
  • Independent Commission Against Corruption investigations
  • Local Government
  • Political Parties
  • Royal Commissions
  • Schools and education
  • Sports inquiries
  • Whistleblowing




  • Licensing Court of SA
  • Magistrates Court of SA
  • District Court of SA
  • Supreme Court of SA
  • Environment, Resources and Development Court of SA
  • Local Court of NSW
  • District Court of NSW
  • Supreme Court of NSW
  • NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal
  • Independent Commission Against Corruption
  • NSW Coroners Court
  • Royal Commission
  • Federal Court of Australia
  • High Court of Australia


OUR current and previous clients include:

  • Associations
  • Family and small businesses
  • Government (SA)
  • Individuals
  • Joint ventures and partnerships
  • International companies
  • Listed companies
  • National political parties
  • National (and international) athletes
  • National sports associations
  • National player associations
  • Not for profits
  • Sports agents