Who We Are

About Us

Teneo Corporate Lawyers is a boutique practice with offices in the Sydney CBD and North Sydney.  We don’t claim to do everything – we only do what we are great at, and we are experts at what we do.  We offer business law advice and are specialists in commercial disputes & litigation, and corporate & commercial law.  Whilst we operate across all sectors, we have expert knowledge of the Retail, Finance and Manufacturing sectors.  We always deliver skilled, frank, clear and practical advice.

Our team have specialist expertise in:

  • Corporate and Commercial Law
  • Property Law
  • Dispute Resolution and Commercial Litigation
  • Insolvency and Restructuring

Our firm is headed by Craig Higginbotham, our senior partner and an accredited specialist in Commercial Litigation Law, who has acted in the retail, finance and manufacturing sectors for more than 30 years.  Our Partner, Sarah Robertson, is a leading lawyer in telecommunications property law, with expertise legal and risk management advice on commercial transactions.

We have a national reputation for leadership in dispute resolution, telecommunications property law, and commercial law.

Our History 

Our firm was founded by Craig Higginbotham, who commenced his career in law in 1986 when, as a first year law student, he was employed at Dibbs Crowther  & Osborne.  After completing his law degree in 1990, Craig was employed as a solicitor with Dibbs Crowther & Osborne in the litigation group.  In those early years, Craig gained experience acting for major banks and companies operating in the financial sector, including National Australia Bank, and acted in some of the biggest insolvency administrations coming out of the late 80’s and early 90’s.

By the late 1990’s, Craig had became a partner at a large Sydney mid tier law firm and later moved his practice to a national mid tier law firm, in the role as practice leader of the commercial dispute resolution team in Sydney.  In this role, Craig lead a team of lawyers and paralegals, acting for major players in the Retail sector including Coles, Bunnings, Kmart and Stockland.

In 2017, Craig founded his own independent law firm operating in the Sydney CBD and operated for a short period in partnership.  Subsequently Craig founded the firm Teneo Corporate Lawyers with a team of exceptional lawyers, paralegals and staff.  Teneo Corporate Lawyers now have offices in the Sydney CBD and North Sydney, and act for multi nationals, listed corporations and small to medium enterprise across all sectors, but with a focus on the Retail, Finance and Manufacturing sectors.

Incorporated Legal Practice

We are an Incorporated Legal Practice and are a participant in the Law Society of New South Wales Professional Standards Scheme.

Within our practice, the titles of “Senior Partner” or “Partner” are used by senior lawyers to denote their seniority and levels of expertise.  It does not and is not intended to signify that our practice is contracting otherwise than as a corporation.  For the avoidance of doubt, any such title does not and is not intended to signify that a partnership within the definition of the Partnership Act exists at law.