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


Formed in 2001, Rostron Carlyle Solicitors has grown into one of Australia’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.

In 2015 Rostron Carlyle continues to grow its national presence, breaking into the Victorian and Western Australian market with strong central offices launched in Melbourne and Perth.

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 solicitors services below.

Recent NEWs

  • When is an employer vicariously liable for the unauthorised acts of its employees?

    14th April 2015

    The decision in Blake v JR Perry Nominees Pty Ltd [2012] VSCA 122 has reiterated that an employer is not liable for the unauthorised actions of its employees, within the workplace, so long as the action was beyond its reasonable control. An incident took place at the Portland Docklands in Melbourne, following > Read More

  • When a distribution agreement is really a franchise agreement

    10th April 2015

    The proper establishment of a franchise business model involves considerable thought, planning and capital. It also requires compliance with the Franchising Code of Conduct. For many reasons, some companies deliberately seek to avoid having their business arrangements characterised as franchises and in other cases-they do so in the genuine belief that the > Read More

  • Closure of existing SIV criteria soon

    10th April 2015

    Potential applicants for the Significant Investor Visa (SIV) ought to know that the rules will be over hauled very soon. If you have plans to lodge a SIV application based on the existing (pre-July 2015) rules, you need to see us urgently as State and Territory Governments have been instructed to cease > Read More


    19th March 2015

    On 18 March 2015 the Government announced its response to a review of the 457 visa programme. Of the 51 recommendations made by the Review Panel, the Government supported or supported in principle all but two of the recommendations. The reforms will strengthen the integrity of the subclass 457 programme and will > Read More

  • Discontinuation of drugs charge against member of ADF.

    19th March 2015

    On Tuesday 4 November 2014, a twenty seven (27) year old member of an elite special forces unit with the ADF was arrested on the Gold Coast and charged with an offence under the Drugs Misuse Act and the Police Powers and Responsibilities Act for being a public nuisance. At the time, > 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

Melbourne Office details

Level 40, 140 William Street
Melbourne VIC

Perth office details

Level 19, Central Park 152 – 158 St Georges Terrace
Perth WA 6000
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