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

  • Visa Opportunities under the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement

    17th December 2014

    On Monday, 17 November 2014, the Chinese and Australian governments completed negotiations for a China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) in Canberra when a Declaration of Intent was signed.  This ChAFTA will transform the trade and investment linkages between Australia and China, and will impact on a wide spectrum of areas across both > Read More

  • Commencement of Property Law amendments

    16th December 2014

    The Property Occupations Act 2014 (POA) and Land Sales & Other Legislation Amendment Act 2014 which are arguably the biggest changes in the property industry for years both commenced on 1 December 2014 following . The reduction in red tape brought into effect with the commencement of these Acts has been anxiously > Read More

  • Amendments to the Building and Construction Industry Payments Act 2004 (Qld)

    12th December 2014

    The Building and Construction Industry Payments Act 2004 (Qld) (“the Act”) is intended to enable the quick resolution of disputes about amounts owing under a construction contract on an interim basis while preserving ordinary contractual rights for a final determination by a court of competent jurisdiction. In response to concerns raised by > Read More

  • Foreign Investment in Australian Residential Real Estate

    27th November 2014

    There has been much made of the recent investment by foreign buyers into Australian residential real estate. Some commentators have suggested that this has led to the surge in values of residential real estate-particularly in Sydney and Melbourne-and there have been reports particularly of sales of second hand real estate in breach > Read More

  • 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

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