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 lawyers and a former senior partner in the international Minter Ellison Legal 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 Service 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 practice 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.

Criminal, Traffic & Corporate Regulatory

Dispute Resolution & Litigation

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 we are scaled to deliver personalised service to our clients, ensuring dynamic and innovative legal representation, and practical and sensible commercial solutions.

Family Law

Wills & Estates

Commercial, Corporate & Property

VIEW OUR LATEST VIDEOS

What happens if I’m refused bail? Chris Nyst explains the law in Queensland.

Do I need a new Will after separation or divorce? Hear from Gisele Reid.

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

What is the drug diversion program? Hear from Natasha Dawson on what to expect.

If someone attacks me, am I entitled to defend myself? Hear from Chris Nyst on your rights.

Hear from Gisele Reid, our Portuguese and Spanish speaking lawyer on the Gold Coast.

READ OUR LATEST BLOGS

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JUDGEMENT DAY

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The other night I had the craziest dream. Remember Haley Joel Osment? He's that cute-but-oh-so-creepy little weird kid with the Sad Sack face who kept seeing dead people in M. Night Shymalan’s 1999 supernatural horror-movie [...]

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THE GREAT DISSENTER

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  • Redemption Road

REDEMPTION ROAD

September 22nd, 2017|Comments Off on REDEMPTION ROAD

There is no more powerful human narrative than the story of redemption, the assurance that no matter what evil we have done we can atone, strive to be better and ultimately find forgiveness. Not everyone [...]

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THE EXECUTOR AND THE PRODIGAL SON

September 15th, 2017|Comments Off on THE EXECUTOR AND THE PRODIGAL SON

By all accounts the recently deceased was a pretty cranky old dude. Even his life-long best friend, my client, the sole beneficiary and executor of the old guy’s last will and testament, had to acknowledge [...]

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HOW SWEET IT IS

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As a longtime lover of the ‘Sweet Science’, I felt a secret sense of satisfaction in watching the measured way in which Floyd “Money" Mayweather defeated the game and garrulous UFC world champion Conor McGregor [...]

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SWINGS AND ROUNDABOUTS

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It's funny the way things seem to go on swings and roundabouts. In 1945 the troops returned from World War II celebrating victory over fascism and the arbitrary and excessive use of power by the [...]

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