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, led by 5 partners and employing 30 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

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    24th April 2014

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  • Changes in Queensland Director’s Liability

    20th March 2014

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  • Social Media and family law – think before you type!

    17th March 2014

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  • Division 7A and Family Law – the new law

    17th March 2014

    The ATO has released its draft tax ruling TR 2013/D6 indicating, contrary to previous rulings and Interpretative Decisions, that a payment from a private company to a spouse pursuant to a court order will not satisfy the requirements for exemption under section 109J and will be a deemed Division 7A dividend. In > Read More

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  • Leasing a commercial premises

    5th February 2014

    Leasing a premises for business use A hassle-free lease contains all relevant terms and conditions and clearly identifies all rights and responsibilities. Leases for business premises are usually prepared by the owner’s solicitor. So, if you intend to lease premises for a business it is important that you and your solicitor carefully > Read More

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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