Who are we?

Talbot Sayer is a specialist corporate, property and disputes law firm located in Brisbane, Australia. Our partners have worked exclusively for leading national and international law firms throughout their legal careers.

With 38 qualifying deals, we ranked in the top five firms in the Thomson Reuters Australia and New Zealand league tables for mergers and acquisitions up to $50 million in value in 2016 along with Herbert Smith Freehills, HWL Ebsworth Lawyers, Norton Rose Fulbright and King & Wood Mallesons. We are the only single office firm ranked in the top 15 for both mergers and acquisitions and equity capital markets transactions.

We are also listed among Queensland’s leading corporate and agribusiness practices in the 2017 Doyle’s guide to the Australian legal profession and as a notable corporate and mergers and acquisitions firm in the 2017 edition of Chambers and Partners. Our partners have been individually recommended in Doyle’s guide, Chambers and Partners, the Best Lawyers in Australia and the Legal 500.

Why choose us?

The global consolidation of law firms means the vast majority of lawyers qualified to act on complex matters are burdened by huge infrastructure costs. This flows on to high charge out rates and fees to clients who in most cases receive no benefit from the increased geographic footprint of the firms.

Talbot Sayer provides clients with a solution to this problem. We have the technical capability to deliver top tier service and quality on the most complex corporate and property transactions and commercial disputes but we do so in a cost conscious manner and with charge out rates that reflect our lean infrastructure.

Our competitive advantage

It is not easy to deliver high quality affordable legal work.
There are a number of reasons why we can.

We are a young firm committed to investing in our clients and the future, rather than trying to extract maximum commercial benefit from our clients today.

None of our partners or lawyers has a billable hour budget or 'owns' a client relationship. We work as one team and work is done by the person with the most appropriate skills.

Our lawyers are hand picked and we pay top of market rates to ensure we can hire and retain the best and brightest.

We have a unique monthly bonus system that rewards our lawyers for finding solutions for our clients rather than on the basis of billings.

Our lawyers undergo formal training in negotiation, problem solving and project management to focus them on client outcomes rather than point scoring.

Our transaction teams are partner led, streamlined and focussed. The volume of deals we work on creates efficiencies in both our documentation and deal execution.

We only make investments that benefit our clients. We have no unnecessary overhead or infrastructure.

Our partners are trusted advisors to their clients, available on a 24/7 basis.


Our partners have extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, capital raising and other corporate transactions across a broad range of industries.


Our partners have worked exclusively for leading national and international law firms throughout their legal careers.

Contact Us

Contact us if you have any questions or would like to discuss something in more detail.

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