BTLawyers is a fast growing Queensland law firm of bold, balanced and brilliant thinkers. We represent insurers, businesses and government departments and act for many of Australia’s leading businesses providing quality solutions, service and commitment.

Our clients tell us that they know we’re always in their corner. And we are – we genuinely always have their best interests at heart, because we’re passionate about what we do. We like to think adventurously but act carefully, always striving to get our clients the best outcome possible while delivering real value for money.

Founded in 2002

Bruce Thomas started BTLawyers in 2002. Having worked in big law firms, Bruce knew there was an opportunity to deliver a different, more personal experience for his clients – an experience based on trust, creative thinking, and a fixed fee pricing model to give clients peace of mind when it comes to their legal spend. So he left the big firms and started out on his own, specialising in insurance and workers’ compensation law.

17 years on, our insurance and workers’ compensation business has been expanded to encompass workplace, business disputes and debt recovery. Our reach now goes well beyond Queensland to clients based in all states of Australia, with some of the most complex legal issues.


BTLawyers has a proven record of performance to substantiate its claims of superior performance – especially in the area of Workers’ Compensation.

Doyles Guide is a listing of the best firms, lawyers and barristers compiled on the back of online peer-based surveys as well as extensive telephone and face to face interviews with clients, peers and industry bodies. BTLawyers has a strong presence on Doyles Guide that confirms we are well-respected by our colleagues and competitors. Our achievements include:

Furthermore, in 2019, BTLawyers was recognised as an exemplary firm for equity and diversity. We were awarded the Diversity & Inclusion Award – small legal practice, by the Queensland Law Society (QLS).

The award recognises QLD law firms which promote a sustainable, healthy and inclusive workplace culture.

Our clients

We act for many of Australia’s leading businesses in industry groups including retail, transport and logistics, manufacturing, property, agriculture, tourism, health and aged care, financial services and insurance.

And we don’t only get great results for our clients, we’re a great place to work tooWe were extremely proud to be a finalist in the Equity and Diversity (small practice) category at the 2018 Queensland Law Society Awards. This is fantastic recognition of the ongoing efforts we make to ensure inclusion and flexibility for our team.

Benefits of Working With Us

We take the time to get to know our clients and proactively seek solutions both before and after issues arise. Internally, we work as a powerful team of passionate professionals, creating a culture of synergy, drive and efficiency that breeds an environment of confidence and trust.
We provide advice that is harmonious with our clients’ preferences. In disputed matters we believe in early intervention and efficiently undertake our own factual investigations to provide better information sooner. Having a hands-on approach allows us to understand our clients businesses to try to resolve issues before they arise.
We strive to add value to our clients’ businesses. In addition to being dedicated to producing better outcomes, our flexible fee arrangements give clients certainty while reducing the inefficiencies typically associated with time-based billing.

At BTLawyers we have a flat management structure that gives you access to our senior practitioners who directly manage your matter. We do not delegate excessively and our partners are literally a phone call away.

What our clients say…

We are truly thankful for your assistance in handling this matter.  It is always good to have someone on our side for a change.  You constantly kept us up to date with the progress of the claim and sort out further information to assist in getting us the right outcome.  We really appreciate your professionalism.

QLD Employer

Why do I choose for matters to go to BTLawyers? Because the standard of the work is really good. They are led by a very, very knowledgeable lawyer.

Trish, RSL Care

Kerrie is personable and has always been available. I can bounce things off her which is really important in the early identification of risk before it turns into risk. I see Kerrie as clear, concise and succinct, and that’s good.

Retail Client

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At BTLawyers, we deliver the most desirable outcomes for those we represent. We achieve this through our firm’s structure and the calibre of our team.

Make an enquiry or call us on (07) 3211 2233

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