Who are we? We look after the legal needs of Australian businesses, big and small. Being business owners ourselves, we get it. We want services quickly and from someone who makes our lives easier, not more stressful. We want to know what it will cost. We want our advisors to know the detail of our business as well as we do, but also be looking to the horizon. And that’s what we do for our clients. We’ve worked at the big end of town but we’ve designed our law practice to be the opposite. We’re lean and we move fast. When you call, you speak to us and we tell it like it is. Our advice comes quickly and is to the point. We work out of a New York loft office on Flinders Lane with the latest cloud technologies and efficiencies. OUR FOUNDERS About Alister Bayston: Alister understands Australian businesses. He’s been advising them since 1994 – big and small, in-house and in private practice, services, manufacturing, you name it. Many of his clients have entrepreneurial DNA so he understands risk and return. Nothing surprises him. When a client calls to bounce an idea around, it is those years of experience that gives him his killer instinct for commercial risk. That and the fact that he’s worked with clients throughout their business journey. He knows where you’ve been and where you’re going. Clients love the care and attention he brings to every piece of work and his unflappable personality in fluid situations. All with his big trademark smile. t. 0411 239 560 LinkedIn Profile | Download vCard About Leisa Bayston: There are many sides to Leisa. There’s patient Leisa who steps through complex legal requirements with her startup clients and helps them map out a legal journey. There’s relentless Leisa who just won’t give up until she’s negotiated another brilliant result for her clients. There’s plain-talking Leisa who will say in ten seconds what takes others hours. You get the whole package when she’s your lawyer – you’ll wonder how you ever got by without her. An ex Macquarie Bank Associate Director, she has a deep understanding of the financial services sector but loves building relationships with new businesses big and small. t. 0421 344 843 LinkedIn Profile | Download vCard WHY DO OUR CLIENTS LIKE US? The right professional team, can become as important and invaluable as friends and family. And I’m lucky to have had Bayston at the apex of my team — providing me with advice; comfort and support for a number of years. Their rare blend of warmth, excellent communication and the patience and skill to articulate complexity in simple terms has helped me navigate various professional challenges, and stay a step ahead. A boutique firm, that delivers big practice expertise with an authenticity that’s hard to find. Dan Johnson. Partner. Group Director. Hoyne Bayston Group acted for me on the sale of my business. Leisa was amazing – professional at all times, thought up good solutions to issues that arose along the way, was always contactable, and approached problems and personalities with the right attitude to get the required result. I believe that with any other lawyer acting for me, the sale would not have completed! I can’t recommend Leisa, and the rest of the Bayston Group team, enough. Kim Ball Bayston Group has been problem solving for Veneziano Coffee since 2011. They are thorough, professional and take the time to fully understand our business and our point of view. We’ve gone through some extraordinary growth and Bayston Group have helped us on that journey and have proven to be commercial, pragmatic and focused on the end-game. Importantly to us, they are able to provide advice in often tight timeframes, allowing us to make decisions crucial to our business. Veneziano Coffee Roasters When I engaged Leisa’s services for Happy Hubbub – coworking with childcare – I was quite naive as to what was required to start such a business. Straight away, I appreciated Leisa’s down-to-earth, approachable style, and her ability to explain legalese to me. Leisa’s work on our lease agreement saw us secure far more favourable terms than originally proposed, protecting our interests in ways I would not have known to do on my own. Similarly, with our shareholders agreements, Leisa took the time to understand the business and my long-term aims for the company. My confidence going forward in business has grown, in no small part due to having Leisa in my corner. Happy HubbubErin Richards, Director Alister Bayston has provided professional services to MGS Architects for over 10 years, in that time we have been impressed by Alister’s ability to negotiate on our behalf and bring forth fair and equitable resolution of contractual matters. His skills have greatly benefited our practice finding solutions to demanding matters where none seemed possible. We have appreciated Alister’s professional support and have no hesitation in recommending his services to others. MGS ArchitectsEli Giannini, Director Alister has provided legal advice to my consulting businesses for 8 years. Throughout that time Alister’s advice has always been precise, well considered, clear-cut and responsive, which is why I continue to use Bayston Group to review and advise on our client contracts, leases and other legal matters. Claro GroupRussell Baker, Claro Group Alister Bayston has been integral to our business operations in Australia, dealing with any legal issue that came up, from Intellectual Property to contract negotiation. I can strongly recommend The Bayston Group for all your legal needs. Gian WildAccessibilityOz - Founder, Owner & CEO Bayston Group have acted on behalf of Andrew Maynard Architects since 2009. The advice and strategy provided to us over the years has proved invaluable. Most importantly, they are good people. Austin Maynard ArchitectsAustin Maynard, Director Alister has provided legal advice to my consulting businesses for 8 years. Throughout that time Alister’s advice has always been precise, well considered, clear-cut and responsive, which is why I continue to use Bayston Group to review and advise on our client contracts, leases and other legal matters. FM InnovationsPaul New, Director Where’s your business going? Book in a strategy session. We’ll meet with you for an hour, ask you some questions, analyse your answers and create a legal roadmap to achieve your business goals. Book Now!