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 6 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

  • Challenging an employers professional practices may be a “workplace right”

    20th November 2014

    In a decision that many employers might find alarming, the Federal Circuit Court has refused to throw out an adverse action application by an employee who was dismissed for challenging his employer’s professional practices. See Evans v Trilab Pty Ltd [2014] FCCA 2464 (30 October 2014) Judge Toni Lucev found soil and > Read More

  • A Win for Off-The-Plan Buyers

    16th October 2014

    In the decision of Orchid Avenue Pty Ltd v Goode and Barber, off-the-plan buyers were successful in establishing misleading and deceptive conduct by the developer’s agent and obtained orders for recovery of the deposit together with accretions and costs.   Facts In August 2009, the defendants entered into a contract to buy > Read More

  • New ‘Premium Investor Visa’ and changes to the Significant Investor Visa

    15th October 2014

     Soon after the Coalition government came to power in 2013, the Minister for Immigration announced that the Significant Investor Visa (SIV) will be reviewed.  In March 2014 the government announced a review of the SIV to ensure that it benefited the Australian economy and it was made more attractive to applicants. The > Read More

  • Good news for Parent and other family Visas

    26th September 2014

    As a result of a successful disallowance motion made in the Senate on Thursday 25 September2014, it will be possible for people in non-contributory parent and other family visa categories to apply for these visas again.  See below for this range of visas.  The disallowance motion was made against the Migration Amendment (Repeal > Read More

  • Obtaining Supreme Court Grant of Probate for a copy of a will

    24th September 2014

    A grant of probate is a declaration by the Supreme Court that the will is the last valid will of the deceased person, and that the executor named in the will has the authority to collect the estate assets, pay the estate liabilities, and distribute the estate to the beneficiaries entitled to > 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