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

  • 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

  • High Court Rejects the Implied Term of Mutual Trust and Confidence in Employment Contract

    12th September 2014

    In Commonwealth of Australia v Barker, the High Court unanimously allowed an appeal from the Full Federal Court of Australia and in doing so, rejected the proposition that an employment contract contained an implied term of mutual trust and confidence. In this case, the Respondent was terminated by reason of redundancy. At > Read More

  • Workplace Bullying and Performance Management

    10th September 2014

    From the 1 January 2014, new workplace bullying laws became a part of the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth). These laws entitle workers to apply to the Fair Work Commission (FWC)  alleging that they have been bullied in the workplace. The current state of play Before these laws were introduced, workers had > Read More

  • Significant Investor Visas

    10th September 2014

    Significant Investor Visas (SIV) is a visa that was introduced in November 2012.  It has developed a great deal of interest because of the magnitude of the investments that it promises to bring into the country.  Soon after the current Government came into power, the Minister for Immigration, Scott Morrison, indicated that > 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