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

  • 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

  • Need short-term skilled workers in Australia now? An Alternative to the 457 Visa

    9th January 2015

    A new Visa is being proposed that will allow companies and businesses to bring their staff to Australia for specialised work for up to a year.  A key feature of this proposed Visa is that it would not require the stringent language and skills testing that the 457 visa requires. This visa > Read More

  • Proposed scrapping of the Skilled Recognised Graduate Visa

    9th January 2015

    The Department of Immigration and Border Protection has recommended dropping the Skilled Recognised Graduate Visa Subclass 476 next year.  The Subclass 476 visa was introduced in 2007 and allows recent engineering graduates of eligible universities to gain up to 18 months of skilled work experience in the Engineering Field in Australia.  The > Read More

  • 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

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