Laycock Burke Castaldi Lawyers was founded in 2014, creating a modern and forward-thinking firm, with traditional values and strong Newcastle roots.

We specialise in commercial and corporate law, litigation and dispute resolution, employment and industrial law, property, licensing, personal and corporate insolvency, debt recovery, wills and probate, estate planning and family law.

Our lawyers are experts in their field, with many years of extensive experience. We provide high quality legal services to a client base that includes numerous industry leaders. While we are proud to boast national and international clients, we are also tireless in our support and promotion of Newcastle businesses and individuals.

We take pride in always holding the interests of our clients as paramount, and having a commercial attitude towards the practice of law and the provision of our services.

Our people

Julien Castaldi

Partner

  • Dispute resolution
  • Insolvency
  • Commercial law
Seamus Burke

Partner

  • Employment law
  • Industrial relations
  • Work, health & safety
Andrew Knight

Partner

  • Commercial Law
  • Property law
  • Personal and business succession planning
Trevor Laycock

Consultant

  • Commercial law
  • Personal and business succession planning
  • Property law
David Fox

Senior Lawyer

  • Commercial Law
  • Property law
  • Wills and Probate
Nell McGill

Senior Lawyer

  • Dispute resolution
  • Insolvency law
Helen Day-McMahon

Senior Lawyer

  • Family law
  • Wills and probate
Jessica Phillips

Lawyer

  • Employment law
  • Industrial law
  • Dispute resolution