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Yael Johnson is an Australian-qualified lawyer working at Asserson Law Offices in Israel. She qualified as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales and trained at the Sydney office of Gadens Lawyers, a long-established, top-ten national Australian law firm.
Yael was educated at the University of New South Wales where she obtained both an LLB and a BA in English, before doing her professional exams at the College of Law, New South Wales. Yael matriculated in the top 1.5% of students in New South Wales and graduated in law with a string of distinctions and high distinctions in various subjects.
Before moving to Asserson Law Offices, Yael was engaged in the preparation of an advice to major Australian banks on the implementation of relevant legislation across all the states. She was involved in significant litigation, including a dispute involving a major construction company against a national insurance company, arising out of the construction of one of Australia’s premier sporting facilities. Yael also worked in-house for an Australian public company, where she developed skills in commercial property and contract drafting and was engaged in due diligence and tax advice.
Since joining Asserson Law Offices in 2006 Yael’s litigation experience has included disputes involving issues of company law, civil fraud and asset recovery, trusts law, contracts, immigration and defamation. She has also worked on public law matters including tribunal appeals and has advised clients in relation to rights of judicial review.
Yael has assisted on proceedings across the English courts system including the Magistrates’ Court, Administrative Court and the Court of Appeal. She has also worked on substantial proceedings in the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands involving two leading European banks. The case raised complex issues of negligence and breach of fiduciary duty and Yael was a key member of a team of ten lawyers. Yael has also assisted in a range of international arbitrations proceedings. She is presently assisting on a very large Civil Recovery claim brought by the Serious Organised Crime Agency. The claim, which is valued at over £100 million, is the subject of a number of reported decisions: High Court decision of Foskett J ( 1 WLR 910,  ACD 68); Court of Appeal’s decision (Carnwath LJ, Richards LJ and Ward LJ) ( 1 WLR 542,  CP Rep 43,  Lloyds Rep FC 606, Times, October 13, 2010 and Lawtel 30 July 2010); First instance judgment of Mitting J ( 1 WLR 2761, Times, 22 July 2010,  1 Costs L.R 22); Court of Appeal (Maurice Kay LJ, Hooper LJ and Tomlinson LJ) ( Lloyd's Rep. F.C. 387 and Times, June 10, 2011).
Yael lives in Jerusalem with her husband and daughter.
Civil Recovery: is the erosion of individual rights justified?", Civil Justice Quarterly, Volume 30, Issue 2 2011, Sweet & Maxwell