Brisbane and Sydney Lawyers Rostron Carlyle have been advising many of the country’s leading corporations, banks, statutory bodies and individuals since 2001


Formed in 2001, Rostron Carlyle has grown into one of Brisbane’s leading firms, now led by 5 partners and employing more than 40 professional staff who specialise in a number of key practice areas.  Our experienced and committed professionals are focused on providing clients with result-orientated outcomes and commercially minded options to a range of legal issues.

Continuing our growth and commitment to the New South Wales market, Rostron Carlyle incorporated the well regarded and long standing law firm of Maunder & Jeffrey into its national presence.  The partners and staff of Maunder & Jeffrey bring with them a wealth of experience, understanding and know how to the Rostron Carlyle team in Sydney and are recognised as experts in the fields of corporate, commercial, property and succession & estates law.

What sets Rostron Carlyle apart is our professionals’ personal skills.  Technical excellence in the law is commonplace, the ability for lawyers to relate and empathise with clients, regardless of the nature of their legal issue, is rarer.  Rostron Carlyle’s philosophy and values focus on innovation, commitment and honesty, combined with our ‘relaxed professionalism’.  This approach appeals to our clients and staff alike, where we strive to be more than just lawyers, but people upon whom you can rely.  This attitude has been the cornerstone of our growth and success, and why we take great pride in the long term relationships we build together with clients.

For more information on our legal services please see our specialised services below.

Recent NEWs

  • SIV Residency Changes

    28th January 2015

    Late last year, the Australian Government mooted some changes to the residency requirements for the Significant Investment Visa (SIV). These changes have now been finalised, and the following residency requirements will apply to SIV applicants from 1 July 2015.  To comply with the permanent residence requirement for the related subclass 888 visa, SIV > Read More

  • The importance of “unfair preferences” in the liquidation of a company

    27th January 2015

    Upon the winding up or liquidation of a company, a liquidator is charged with many obligations including both maximising the return to creditors of the company and ensuring all creditors of a similar class are treated equally. For these reasons alone, investigating possible unfair preferences and requiring a creditor who has received > Read More

  • Winding up a Company based on Shareholder disputes

    27th January 2015

    It is not uncommon in closely held private companies for there to be disputes between the shareholders which result in a complete breakdown of relationship. In such cases-what can the shareholders do to resolve the dispute? In Van Wijk (Trustee) ,in the matter of Power Infrastructure Services Pty Ltd, (214) FCA 1430, > Read More

  • Australian Investment Visas

    13th January 2015

      Welcome to 2015! This year will see the Australian Government increasing its drive to promote investment visas as a vehicle for people wanting permanent residence in Australia. Although the facts show that a big proportion of applicants have been wealthy Chinese investors so far, the criteria has universal appeal and there > Read More

  • Changes to the Home Building Act 1989 (NSW) – Things to keep in mind for buyers and owner-builders

    12th January 2015

    The Home Building Amendment Act 2014 (NSW), containing more than 50 amendments to the Home Building Act 1989 (NSW), was passed by the NSW Parliament in May 2014. The main purpose of the Home Building Act 1989 (NSW) and Home Building Regulation 2004 (NSW) is to provide consumer protection in the home > Read More

brisbane office details

Level 15, 270 Adelaide Street
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia


Phone (07) 3009 8444

Fax (07) 3009 8499

Postal Address
GPO Box 3203 Brisbane , QLD 4001

Sydney office details

Level 9, 60 Park Street
Sydney, NSW, Australia


Phone (02) 9264 2911

Fax (02) 9264 2769

Postal Address
Level 9, 60 Park Street
Sydney, NSW 2000