Megan Harrington-Johnson

Managing Partner

Megan is a qualified attorney, having studied law at the University of Stellenbosch, and thereafter at the University of Johannesburg. Megan began her articles at a large prestigious firm in Melrose Arch in 2010, was admitted in 2012 and went on to become a Partner in 2015. In 2018 she left in order to create HJW Attorneys in conjunction with Richard Wands.

Megan has built a solid commercial practice where she advises listed entities and SMME’s on contractual issues, and has drafted various commercial contracts tailored to her clients. Megan is renowned for her impeccable attention to detail, and ensuring that her clients are always protected and secured through their contracts. Megan has extensive experience in negotiating difficult contractual disputes, and has the ability to ensure that she obtains the best possible outcome for her clients.

Megan has wide experience in all fields of litigation, but particularly enjoys all aspects of family and child law, human rights law, education law, defamation matters and employment law, specifically unlawful competition and restraints of trade. She also has experience in media and sports law and, as a top sportswoman herself, has represented many of South Africa’s famous sporting heroes, negotiating their various endorsement deals and contracts and managing their reputations.

Megan is widely considered to be one of the top child-law experts in Africa and is a frequent guest on TV and radio, has had her own columns in South African Magazines and Newspapers and has also co-hosted a radio show on MixFM called Legally Speaking. Megan is a qualified mediator and mediates on a voluntary basis at an NGO in Parkwood called FAMSA.

Megan has been named as one of the Top 200 Young South African’s to Watch by the Mail and Guardian, and has been recognized by the Gauteng Premiere for her contribution to community safety, through her educational legal consultancy, SafeSchool.

In her spare time Megan assists in running a charity called Madswimmer which undertakes incredible swimming feats around the world in aid of children in need. She loves extreme sports, such as open water swimming and mountain bike racing.