Since 1893, Thynne + Macartney has helped people and businesses to build and grow within Queensland and across Australia, as well as navigate the challenges and issues that sometimes arise. A proudly Queensland firm, Thynne + Macartney's history is intertwined with the development of the State.

Over the years, our clients have included The Agriculture College (Gatton), The Royal Bank of Queensland, The Courier Mail, Queensland Newspapers, Southern Electric Authority of Queensland, Brisbane TV, Lactalis Australia (formerly Parmalat Australia), City Beach, Lite n Easy and Stanbroke Pastoral Company.

The legal expertise and industry knowledge of our lawyers has grown and developed in sectors important to Queensland. More than a century of knowledge has been passed to each generation of lawyers and to our clients. Some client relationships even span multiple generations.

As well as the good times, our firm has survived World Wars, Great Depressions, Spanish and other flus, recessions and financial crises.

Today, we are working alongside our clients, both old and new, to address the challenges they currently face.

What our history teaches us is that this will pass and Thynne + Macartney will survive as our firm always has – by prioritising our clients, offering support through the challenges ahead and working together to find the best possible outcomes and solutions.

Thynne + Macartney is focused on its future as a full service, independent and commercially focused law firm. We are the market leaders in Agribusiness and Maritime + Transport and have leading boutique practices in Corporate, Professional Indemnity and Property.

With offices in Brisbane and Cairns, our lawyers are frequent visitors to the regional centres in Queensland including Roma, Charleville, Longreach, Emerald, Rockhampton, Moura and Biloela.

Focused on the future and guided by the success of our past, we are working to be the leading choice of law firm for clients from and operating in Queensland.

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For 130 years, Thynne + Macartney has built and sustained long standing and successful relationships with our clients based on our firm values of accessibility, enquiry, inspiration, integrity and reliability.


We will always strive for excellence in our service to you.


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A commitment to social enterprise and the communities in which Thynne + Macartney works is part of our DNA and has been since the firm began in 1893. That investment continues today and is something everybody who works at Thynne + Macartney is very proud of and has been independently recognised by several organisations.


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