02 9251 8000
Robin Speed established the Rule of Law Institute of Australia which promotes the rule of law.
Phone: 02 8076 8218
Email: [email protected]
Malcolm Stewart is the Managing Director of Speed and Stracey. Malcolm and his team primarily specialise in providing strategic advice on litigation and disputes involving tax and trusts.
Malcolm is the Senior-Vice President of the charity Rule of Law Education Centre, and the not for profit Rule of Law Institute of Australia. He is also a Fellow of the Tax Institute of Australia.
Recent achievements include resolving major tax proceedings for high net worth individuals and large family offices; advising on complex Trust and Superfund litigation.
He will consider in appropriate cases acting in proceedings concerning Government overreach and constitutional questions.
02 9251 8652
Grae and his team specialise in securities, corporate mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures, trusts and trust restructures, managed investment schemes, corporate group restructures, succession and estate planning.
His 40 years plus experience as a commercial lawyer and a hands-on practical and persistent approach promotes the efficient completion of matters to achieve desired outcomes for clients.
02 8076 8241
Hugh Scott and his team act on complex commercial disputes including high profile corporate litigation, white collar and regulatory actions and inquiries, trade practices, property, building/ construction, and insurance litigation. Clients have great success from Hugh’s early identification of critical issues and detailed hands on preparation.
02 8076 8242
Daniel Appleby and his team address complex tax issues for some of Australia’s most successful families and their businesses, and international clients – specialising in tax advisory (domestic and international), structuring, estate and succession planning, tax controversy and audit. Daniel has extensive experience in business and trust advisory, and complex estate and business succession planning.
02 8076 8253
Ben Giles and his team practise in complex commercial and securities litigation and white collar and regulatory enforcement. He has extensive experience in commercial property disputes, financial services disputes and professional indemnity and directors & officers policy claims and disputes. He also acts in substantial inheritance disputes.
02 8076 8243
Peter Speed and his team have considerable experience and expertise in complex commercial litigation and arbitrations (involving trusts, director’s duties, joint ventures, partnerships, real property, administrative law and Part IVA tax disputes) and in advising on competition law issues. His quantitative, analytical approach helps a number of Australia’s top 20 companies and some of Australia’s wealthiest individuals navigate their more significant and delicate issues.
As co-founder and director of Speed and Stracey, Bruce Stracey has wide ranging experience as a commercial lawyer in business and corporate transactions, large scale commercial litigation, trusts and tax planning, finance, insolvency and reconstruction, mergers and acquisitions, IT projects, commercial property projects, cross border transactions, joint ventures and Estate and Succession Planning. His focus now, is acting as General Counsel to numerous high net worth family offices.
02 8076 8224
David Anderson and his team advise on complex tax issues and provide strategic estate and business succession planning for individuals, their families and associated entities. David specialises in tax advisory, including domestic and international tax issues, tax controversy and ATO audits.
02 8076 8223
David is a highly experienced advisor in international and domestic corporate and commercial transactions. David has advised a range of clients on a number of transactions in a range of industries and sectors in relation to the acquisition/sale of companies, businesses and assets (including regulated transactions). He also regularly advises on group restructuring, incentive schemes, joint ventures, trust and shareholder issues.
02 8076 8244
Patricia Abordo is a qualified Notary Public and is part of the Litigation and Dispute Resolution team. She has specific interest in planning law matters (such as compulsory acquisitions) involving novel and complex issues of law, as well as large scale disputes experience in areas of law spanning partnerships, trusts and director/trustee duties, competition, fraud, planning and environment (including mining) and insurance.
02 8076 8248
Ian Murray is a member of the Commercial and Corporate Team where he acts on a wide range of corporate, trust and estate planning matters for some of Australia’s most successful entrepreneurs, families and their businesses. He has specific interest in private mergers and acquisitions, corporate advisory, financial services, trust and corporate structuring and restructures, shareholder disputes, and business succession planning.
02 8076 8219
Emily McKeith is a member of the tax team, advising on complex tax issues and providing strategic estate and business succession planning for individuals, their families and associated entities.
02 8076 8245
Miguel is a member of the tax advice and audit team. He regularly advises on trusts law and the taxation of trusts. He has been involved in complex transactions and restructures, advising on taxation aspects which include capital gains, stamp duty, GST and land tax. Miguel has driven successful tax ruling, exemption and objection applications in these areas.
02 8076 8252
Caitlin Ryan is a member of the complex commercial disputes and litigation team where she often acts and advises in respect of high-profile trust and corporate disputes. She has a particular focus on trustee and directors’ duties and complex trust litigation. Caitlin also acts in substantial estate disputes and employment disputes.