Laxon Lex is a Sydney law firm, providing services in employment and media law, crime and commercial litigation.  The Laxon Lex office is located down the far end of a Pyrmont wharf, where John Laxon and his dedicated cast of talented young lawyers and paralegals, spare no effort in solving their clients’ legal problems and unflinchingly standing up for their clients’ rights.


Laxon Lex is the best employment and media law firm in the country. John guided, supported and advised me through a difficult battle with Network Ten. His wise and kind counsel was utterly priceless. John and his team are consummate professionals. I could not recommend them more highly.

Tracey Spicer

The reassurance that John Laxon and his amazing team provided me was welcome refuge after the shock and indignity of being abruptly sacked.  I couldn’t have been happier with the result, short of burning my old workplace to the ground.

Lawrence Mooney

When I was in need of more than phoning a friend, I turned to John Laxon.
When dark forces were aligned against me, he shone a light on my options.
Lax stood by me and stood up for me.
He doesn’t sugar coat the odds you face, but equally he never lets the bad guys bully their way to victory.
Lax has your back.
We won.

Mark Llewellyn

I was recommended John Laxon in 2016 after I was arrested on multiple charges of aggravated sexual assault alleged in the course of my work as a General Physician. The indictment against me was massive and I was in serious crisis on many fronts, emotionally, professionally, physically and financially.

The team at Laxon Lex inspired confidence and provided a pathway through which we achieved 63 not guilty verdicts (a clean sheet).

John put together two very committed defence teams for the two trials in 2017 and 2023. At all times the level of professionalism and ‘pastoral care’ shown to us was exceptional.

Taylor Goodrum, our instructing solicitor was  flawless  in her efforts to have the defence teams’ wheels well oiled.

Special thanks to you John, ‘skipper at the helm’  who has stayed the course with us and always offered us good council and has twice put together a defence team of really good lawyers, and also really good people, where my non-guilty verdicts meant as much to them as it did to me. For that I will be forever grateful.

Dr Jeremy Coleman

John Laxon and his team held my hand kindly as they guided me through the terrible stress of litigation while at the same time fighting ferociously on my behalf. Kindness and a killer instinct to make a wrong right, what more could you ask for in a lawyer at one of the worst moments in your life?

Caro Llewellyn

Team Lex


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Word Origin: Latin

Find out more about Laxon Lex

John Laxon – Principal

John Laxon established Laxon Lex in 2013 and has been practising law since 1987. These days John’s focus is mainly in media related employment law, complex white collar crime and commercial litigation. John is admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Courts of Queensland and NSW, and in all Australian Federal jurisdictions.

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Taylor Goodrum – Associate

Taylor has been with Laxon Lex since August 2017, and was admitted as a solicitor in 2021. Taylor is experienced in supporting counsel through complex criminal matters and assisting in various types of civil disputes with a particular focus on employment law, including litigated matters.

Taylor holds a Bachelor of International Studies and Bachelor of Laws from Macquarie University.

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Scarlett de Vine – Paralegal

Scarlett joined Laxon Lex as a paralegal in 2022, and assists the team in civil, employment and criminal matters. Scarlett takes a considered and highly professional approach in researching various areas of law, and preparing for all  conciliation, mediation and court matters.

Scarlett is currently in her third year of a Bachelor of Laws and Politics, Philosophy and Economics at the University of New South Wales.

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Where to find us

Suite 75, Jones Bay Wharf
26-32 Pirrama Road Pyrmont 2009

PO Box 396 Pyrmont 2009

Tel: 02 9339 2900
Fax: 02 9339 2999
Email John Laxon or Taylor Goodrum