Beazley Boorman Lawyers LogoBeazley Boorman Lawyers is a law firm based in Sydney, New South Wales.

We are currently located at Suite 37/650 George Street in Sydney CBD.

We a small size law firm made up of very experienced professionals who each have their own speciality area of law in which they practice in. All of our lawyers and support staff are professional, honest and hard working people who will go above and beyond to best advice our clients and seek the best possible results.

Beazley Boorman Lawyers originally started out as Beazley Singleton Lawyers in 1998 which has gained a reputation for punching above its weight by constantly providing strategic advice and representation and in turn constantly obtaining favourable results for our clients.

In 2015 Beazley Singleton Lawyers made a small name change to Beazley Boorman Lawyers. Beazley Boorman Lawyers is focussed on providing our clients with quality advice and representation in the following areas of our legal expertise:

To find out more about our services and the different areas of law we specialise in please click on one of the above areas of law.

Beazley Boorman Lawyers is made up of the following solicitors and support staff:

Philip Beazley – Principal


Philip Beazley is the founding partner of our law firm. He completed his graduation from the Legal Profession Admissions Board course in 1995 and was admitted as a Legal Practitioner in the Supreme Court of New South Wales on 1 December 1995.  He was admitted to the roll of the High Court of Australia in March 1996.

Prior to admission as a solicitor, Philip Beazley worked for the Perpetual Trustee Company Ltd as a deceased estates clerk and then took up a position with Gillis Delaney Brown Lawyers first as a paralegal, and then solicitor.

In March 1998, Philip established this firm with just one client and a six week trial. The law firm has been built up by word of mouth referrals and returning clients who have been satisfied with his service to them.

Philip Beazley has acted for clients in nearly every Court in New South Wales, (including the Court of Appeal, the Supreme Court, the Land and Environment Court, the Industrial Court, the District Court and the Local Court). He has also appeared in the Federal Jurisdiction (namely the High Court of Australia, the Federal Court of Australia, the Federal Circuit Court of Australia and the Family Court of Australia).  Over the years Philip has also appeared in interstate Courts including the Supreme Court of Queensland from time to time.

Giving Philip’s strategic nous as a solicitor he has also found success for clients in a number of tribunals and commissions such as the New South Wales Racing Tribunal, NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT) and the Royal Commission into Trade Unions amongst others.

Litigation (going to Court) is the primary focus of the work which we do.  Philip appears as advocate on many matters and instructs barristers to appear at hearing as necessary.  We do a wide range of work and instruct barristers who specialise in specific areas of law in order to achieve the best possible result for the client.

Graham hryceGraham Hryce – Special Counsel

Graham is Special Counsel in the areas of Media, Entertainment and Defamation Law.

Graham has acted for both plaintiffs and defendants (and their insurers) in media law and professional indemnity matters. Professional indemnity clients have included lawyers, doctors, dentists, architects and valuers. I have co-authored written submissions in most cases in which I have acted.

He has instructed at numerous trials, inquiries and one Royal Commission. Also regularly appearing for clients at mediation’s and have argued interlocutory applications.

Graham has provided pre-publication advice to media clients and regularly given in-house training seminars. He has also prepared written guidelines for clients.

Furthermore, Graham has legalled over 20 books which have gone to publication.

Important Cases Graham Hryce has been involved in:

  • Cush V Dillon (2011) 243 CLR 298
  • Radio 2UE V Chesterton (2009) 238 CLR 460
  • Trad V Harbour Radio (2009) NSWSC 750
  • Perry V The Examiner (2006) TASSC 18
  • Bennette V Cohen (2005) 64 NSWLR 81
  • Harris V 718932 (2003) 56 NSWLR 276
  • Western Aboriginal Legal Service V Jones (2000) NSW ADT 102
  • NSWALC V Perkins (1998) 45 NSWLR 340
  • Causer V Stafford-Bell (unreported ACT Supreme Ct 14.11.97)
  • Perkins V Nationwide News (1992) 111 FLR 218
  • Humphries V TWT Ltd (1993) 120 ALR 693
  • Federal Capital Press V Edwards (1992) 108 FLR 118
  • TWT Ltd V Moore (1991) 105 FLR 350

Clients Graham Hryce has acted:

  • Thomson Reuters
  • Australian War Memorial
  • Radio 2UE
  • Harbour Radio
  • WIN TV
  • Prime TV
  • Launceston Examiner
  • The Canberra Times
  • Fairfax Media Publications
  • Allen & Unwin
  • Pan Macmillan
  • Quadrant
  • Pacific Publications
  • QBE
  • Lawcover
  • Medical Defence Union
  • Medical Protection Society

Books Legalled by Graham Hryce:

  • Fighting to the Finish — Australian War Memorial
  • Australia & The New World Order — Australian War Memorial
  • My Brother’s Keeper — Allen & Unwin
  • Killing Juanita — Allen & Unwin
  • Where Fate Calls — Hodder & Stoughton
  • Who Killed Channel 9 — Pan Macmillan

Publications by Graham Hryce:

Articles published regularly in Justinian, The Gazette of Law and Journalism, the Canberra Times and the Fairfax Press.

Graham is often consulted by various Australian media organisations for legal opinion on current events and issues related to media law.