We strategically
solve complex legal problems

Our Mission is simple – to strategically and efficiently solve our client’s most complex and sensitive legal problems.

Speed and Stracey Lawyers has a wealth of experience in supporting some of Australia’s most successful and enterprising individuals and companies.

With Speed and Stracey a small specialist team will work with you from commencement to completion of a matter, with dedicated service and attention throughout. Each solution and its implementation is carried out in the most cost-effective manner, utilising unique legal project management software and streamlined processes.

We have expertise in, and a passion for, advocating changes in the law for the benefit of our clients by direct consultation with Government, preparing detailed submissions and giving evidence to Parliamentary enquiries. We also have long-standing relationships with, and priority access to, leading senior barristers for advice and advocacy.

With Speed and Stracey, our clients have one of Sydney’s most experienced, dedicated and resourceful law firms by their side.

Areas of practice

We resolve complex and sensitive legal problems with initiative, efficiency and clarity.

Our accomplished lawyers, cost-effective processes and proven success record offer astute advice and peace of mind to our clients in the following practice areas:


Tax Advice and Audit

Advice on a full range of domestic and international taxation issues including tax planning, structuring commercial and financial transactions, trusts taxes, liaison with regulators, and ongoing group advice.



Tax Disputes and Litigation

Strategic advice in managing tax audits and inquiries, resolving ATO disputes, and conducting tax litigation. The firm’s Tax Advisory, Corporate and Financial Services, and Tax Audit and Litigation.



Trusts Law

More and more property is held on trust, rather than being immediately disposed. This has resulted in a greater emphasis on the duties of trustees and the rights of beneficiaries.



Corporate and Financial Services

The firm acts for a range of Australian and overseas-based commercial clients including stockbrokers, underwriters, fund managers, property developers and family offices.


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Complex Commercial and Securities Litigation

The team has been involved in some of the most complex commercial cases in Australia, and high profile white collar crime and regulatory enforcement cases.



Succession Planning

Our expertise includes restructuring trusts and private companies, business and family succession and foundations, transferring assets, wills and managing tax, tax risks and stamp duty.


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Competition Law

A full range of trade practices issues including Part IV Restrictive Trade Practices and Part V Consumer Protection, Submissions to the ACCC.




The philanthropic team at Speed and Stracey Lawyers helps clients create a legacy and ensures their giving is as effective and efficient as possible. Our experience is in Foundations, Charities and Estate Planning.


Our people

Malcolm Stewart

Managing Director Commercial and Tax Litigation

Grae Mckenzie


Hugh Scott

Commercial Litigation

Daniel Appleby

Tax, Trusts and Succession Planning

Ben Giles

Commercial Litigation

Peter Speed

Commercial Litigation

Bruce Stracey

Co-Founder and Commercial

David Anderson

Tax and Trust Disputes

Patricia Abordo

Commercial Litigation

David Sim


Ian Murray


Miguel Cruz


Emily McKeith

Tax and Trust Disputes

Caitlin Ryan


Shruti Nathani


Tiana Dumanovsky


Isabelle Silberling


Our efficient system

At Speed and Stracey we seek to achieve our mission and provide real value by our experienced directors partnering with our client to
own the issues with you, working hands-on, day-to-day in small teams, with you, without tiers of extra lawyers or fanfare.

The Speed and Stracey Way

We partner with you in decision making and problem solving

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Co-ordinated approach for best utilisation of knowledge, experience and resources

Our clients

Speed and Stracey acts for many prominent and successful Australians and international groups, including a substantial number of BRW “Top 10” and “Top 200” individuals and their family and related entities and businesses; as well as for a number of listed companies and substantial unlisted and private companies.

Over the past four decades we have built enduring relationships with high and very high wealth individuals, entrepreneurs, private groups, family offices and large corporate entities alike. We work closely with clients both here and overseas, developing timely and cost-effective solutions to a range of legal issues. Whether for tax advisory, tax audit and litigation, corporate and financial services, complex commercial and securities litigation, succession planning or competition law, our reputation is testament to the dedication and initiative we show in every case.

When you engage Speed and Stracey you can expect this same outstanding quality of service. Our accomplished lawyers offer their commitment and expertise, working directly with you or supplementing your in-house legal team for the duration of your project or case. From multi-million dollar commercial property projects and joint ventures to large-scale litigation, our teams provide invaluable support for even the most complex of legal matters.

Contact us

If you seek an experienced law firm by your side, trust one of Australia’s foremost specialist legal teams. At Speed and Stracey we pride ourselves on delivering strategic, efficient and specialised solutions for our client’s legal problems, with attentive, personalised and dedicated service.

Our location

Speed and Stracey is located in the Sydney CBD.
Level 4, 131 Macquarie Street
Sydney, New South Wales
Australia 2000


For all enquiries: 02 9251 8000
Managing Director: Malcolm Stewart