The Nyst name has been synonymous with excellence in the Queensland legal services market for more than four decades. Founding Director, Chris Nyst, is one of Queensland’s most experienced criminal lawyers and a former partner in the Minter Ellison group. He is also a high-profile author and filmmaker, and a former member of the Criminal Law Committee of the Queensland Law Society. His extensive knowledge of the law helps the firm deliver a dynamic and cost-effective service to our clients.

First Class Law Firm that Delivers Results

Our team of lawyers based on the Gold Coast and in Brisbane, headed up by Chris and Brendan Nyst, advise on Criminal, Traffic and Corporate Regulatory Law, Family Law, Dispute Resolution and Litigation, Commercial, Corporate and Property Law and Wills and Estates matters. Our track record ensures our clientele receives first class service and commercially savvy advice that leads to sensible and positive solutions.

Given our Gold Coast heritage and its deep local diversity and culture, our law firm is supported by lawyers who can speak Portuguese, Spanish, Malay, Mandarin, Cantonese, Hindi and Punjabi.

 

 

WHAT WE DO

Our Highly Esteemed Lawyers

Our Brisbane and Gold Coast lawyers have specific expertise focusing on different areas of law, including criminal, traffic and corporate regulatory law, family law, civil litigation and all aspects of commercial and property law. We have helped a broad range of clientele, from public and private companies, to federal politicians and high profile sporting and entertainment celebrities.

Our lawyers maintain the honour and dignity of our profession at all times. Our clients rely on the expertise, dynamism, innovative strategy, committed service and tactical management that always ensure our clients achieve the excellent results we would insist on for ourselves.

Family Law

Criminal, Traffic & Corporate Regulatory

Dispute Resolution & Litigation

Wills & Estates

Commercial, Corporate & Property

We Understand Your Business

Chris and Brendan and all the team at Nyst Legal understand the commercial and broader needs of business at every level, ensuring we deliver the expertise and operational excellence expected of tier-one representation.

At the same time our law firm, based on the Gold Coast and in Brisbane, is scaled to deliver personalised service to our clients, ensuring dynamic and innovative legal representation, and practical and sensible commercial solutions.

VIEW OUR LATEST VIDEOS

Named as executor of a deceased estate? Brendan Nyst explains your obligations.

Chris Nyst on Sky News Australia, The Front Page

Watch Chris Nyst’s recent interview with Peter Gleeson on Sky News Australia.

What is a Domestic Violence Protection Order Application? Jonathan Nyst, Associate, explains.

Selamat sejahtera. Hear from Navrinder Sathar, Queensland solicitor, fluent in Malay and based on the Gold Coast.

Can I be charged if someone leaves drugs at my house? Hear from Chris Nyst on possession.

Olá – Hear from Gisele Reid, our Portuguese and Spanish speaking Queensland and family lawyer based on the Gold Coast.

READ OUR LATEST BLOGS

  • Queensland draft legislation on child abuse

OLD SCHOOL INJUSTICE

March 1st, 2019|Comments Off on OLD SCHOOL INJUSTICE

A generation ago, corporal punishment at school was commonplace. Canings and strappings that would now turn school mums like me apoplectic were once considered a routine and acceptable means of enforcing discipline and taming the unruly [...]

  • Code of Conduct - Politics

POLITICS, SEX AND RELIGION

February 19th, 2019|Comments Off on POLITICS, SEX AND RELIGION

It’s often said one should never discuss politics, sex or religion at a dinner party. The latest news out of the Wonderful World of the Public Service certainly seems to attest to the wisdom of [...]

  • Fyre Festival - Ethical and Legal Culpabiltiy

TRIAL BY FYRE

February 8th, 2019|Comments Off on TRIAL BY FYRE

A brand new Netflix documentary doing the rounds right now has sparked a maelstrom of controversy around the ethical and legal culpability of “social media influencers” in advertising and promoting business brands for profit. The [...]

  • A Cure for the Common Scold - Nyst Legal Blog

A CURE FOR THE COMMON SCOLD

February 1st, 2019|Comments Off on A CURE FOR THE COMMON SCOLD

The wheels of Justice turn slowly, but grind exceedingly fine. One of the biggest movies of 1967 was Franco Zeffirelli’s rollicking cinematic rom-com treatment of William Shakespeare’s comedy Taming of the Shrew, written and first [...]

  • Forbes Richest Man - Jeff Bezos

PRE-NUPTIAL BLISS

January 25th, 2019|Comments Off on PRE-NUPTIAL BLISS

The latest news about Jeff Bezos, the founder and CEO of Amazon and Forbes Rich List’s wealthiest person in the world, could have a lot of people re-thinking whether a timely prenuptial agreement may just [...]

ENTERTAINMENT -v- EVIDENCE

December 7th, 2018|Comments Off on ENTERTAINMENT -v- EVIDENCE

The concept of an impartial jury is central to the operation of our criminal justice system. For hundreds of years we have put our faith in those twelve ordinarily citizens, unbiased and unswayed by extraneous [...]

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