About Us

Julian Johnson Lawyers is home to experienced and highly skilled medical compensation lawyers in Perth. If you have faced a serious medical injury and looking to pursue a medical lawsuit, get in touch with our caring and attentive lawyers. We are committed to handling your case with sensitivity and respect. Find out more about our medical compensation lawyers below.

Julian Johnson

Julian graduated in Law from the University of Western Australia in 1988. He was admitted to practice in February 1989 and made a partner at Ilbery Barblett and O’Dea in 1992. He remained a partner of such firm until December 2001, when he left to establish his own firm. During his period with Ilberys, Julian handled a wide variety of litigation, including commercial litigation, product liability, de facto property disputes, work accident claims, occupiers’ liability matters and motor vehicle accident claims. During this period, he developed a particular interest and expertise in medical (and other professional) negligence litigation.

Julian has appeared on behalf of patients in more than 50 trials in Western Australian Courts, including the District and Court of Appeal.

In a previous incarnation, he was a well-known local rugby union player! He is now Perth’s best-known medical negligence lawyer, on the health consumers side of things. He is WA’s only medical negligence lawyer to be rated as a leading national lawyer in this area by Doyle’s Guide.

He may be contacted at his email: julianj@jjlaw.com.au

Tanya Watson

Tanya came late to law, graduating with a Bachelor of Laws (first class honours) from Murdoch University in 2007. Tanya completed her articles with Julian and was admitted to practice in February 2009.

Her expertise in medical law is recognised by her inclusion in Doyle’s Guide, as a recommended medical negligence lawyer.

In her previous ‘life’ Tanya was a registered nurse and midwife, initially undertaking hospital-based training and then obtaining a nursing degree, a postgraduate qualification in public health and specialist qualifications in reproductive health and quality reviewing for community-based health services.

Tanya has a broad background in health, having worked in the public and private health sectors, and in both remote (Christmas Island) and community-based settings. She has experience in general, paediatric, neonatal, obstetric and mental health nursing, and particularly specialised in women’s health.

Tanya is married with 3 children and says that age is irrelevant for the purposes of this bio! Outside of the workplace she hones her language skills with word puzzles, has a penchant for entering competitions and enjoys long walks along the coast. She also enjoys golf, but never has the time to play anymore.

Sue HIllman

Sue graduated with a Bachelor of Laws from Murdoch University (Distinction) in 2011. Sue undertook her articles training with JJL and was admitted to practice in 2014. Sue has completed a Certificate of Mediation and Conciliation with the Institute of Arbitrators and Mediators, Australia.
Prior to studying law, Sue was also a registered nurse and midwife, having undertaken hospital-based training in both those areas. Sue specialised in the areas of intensive and coronary care nursing, and also has clinical experience in emergency, surgical, medical, mental health and obstetric nursing. Sue has worked in both metropolitan and rural health settings, and in the private and public health sectors. Sue also has experience working in hospital management, at which time she completed a Graduate Diploma of Management.


Alison graduated with a Bachelor of Laws from Edith Cowan University in 2012 after having first completed a Bachelor of Science (Human Biology). 

Alison completed her PLT in defendant professional negligence and was admitted to practice in February 2014. 

She wisely switched to plaintiff medical negligence joining the firm in May 2014 and has not looked back since!

Alison enjoys marathon running, the beach and has a fondness for convertibles.

Anna sundararajan

Anna graduated with a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Western Australia in 2014. She was admitted to practice law in December 2015 and joined Julian Johnson Lawyers in 2017. 

Prior to studying law, Anna was a registered nurse. She worked in Germany, Australia and Africa in both private and public sectors. She has experience in general, high dependency and emergency nursing. Anna also has a degree in Psychology. 

Anna is a native German speaker and manages a small German school when she is not at work. 

Anna is married with 3 children. In her free time, she likes to spend time with her family, travel the world and run long distances.



We understand that deciding to investigate a claim may be a very big first step to take. Most people are frightened of or at least apprehensive of the legal system, lawyers, or at the thought of ‘taking on’ a doctor, hospital or ‘the medical profession.’

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