Meet Macmillan.

The 'go-to' guys

We know how hard it can be for client's to find a lawyer that is able to assist them with their particular legal needs - let alone find a lawyer they actually want to speak with, meet with and work with. Macmillan Lawyers and Advisors was established to solve that problem. To bring together a team of lawyers and advisors that are not only experienced in their field, but also likeable, down-to-earth and have one common goal - to ensure you and your business are protected.

Kyle Macmillan


Kyle is an experienced lawyer with experience handling complex litigation and insolvency disputes. He has held senior roles with a number of boutique law firm’s in Brisbane as well as assisted in establishing the Queensland Insolvency arm for one of Australia’s largest law firms.

Named as a finalist in the Lawyers Weekly top 30 under 30 Lawyers for Insolvency in 2020 for his commitment to assist small businesses experiencing financial hardship during the COVID-19 pandemic. Kyle has time and time again proven to be the ‘go-to-guy’ for anyone looking to build a successful business, resolve complex disputes or to help navigate the prospect of bankruptcy or corporate liquidation.

Client’s love him because he is commercial, confident, fast and down-to-earth.

For a lawyer you can count on and trust, give Kyle a call.

Practice areas

  • Commercial Law 
  • Debt Recovery 
  • Litigation 
  • Bankruptcy + Insolvency 

Qualifications & professional admissions

  • Bachelor of Laws, Bond University 
  • Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, Bond University 
  • Admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland 
  • Admitted to practice in the High Court of Australia 
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Tom Pils

Senior Associate

Tom has been practicing in the areas of commercial law and dispute resolution for over 10 years. He advises on the entire business life cycle, from incorporation and shareholders’ agreements, through to contract drafting and review, to restructuring, protecting IP, debt recovery, and the sale and purchase of businesses. In relation to his disputes practice, he has represented clients in various commercial disputes in both mediation, and in litigation in the Local, District, Supreme, and Federal Courts of NSW and QLD.

With a double degree in Commerce-Accounting and a Bachelor of Laws, and being a company director himself, Tom understands the drivers that underlie business success. With this in mind, he provides practical and actionable legal advice to advance his client's goals in consideration of their strategic objectives.

Tom also specialises in the area of drone law. He has acted for drone pilots, manufacturers, software providers, and just about every other party relevant to drone operations. The advice has ranged from advising on complex drone operations, and liability issues, to representing drone operators in Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) investigations.

He has been invited to take part in various Government drone-related working groups including those conducted by CASA, and the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications. Tom has also written for Thomson Reuters and LexisNexis; he has also written Australia’s first commercially focused handbook for drone operators - The Drone Pilot’s Legal Handbook. Tom is active in educating pilots on drone regulation which he does across various platforms, including conferences, podcasts, and at seminars for Continuing Professional Development credits for law and other disciplines.

Tom’s mission is to educate, empower, and advise his clients on the legal aspects of their commercial operations. He and the Macmillan team are: the lawyers in your corner of the sky.®

Practice areas

  • Commercial Law 
  • Intellectual property and Trademarks
  • Debt Recovery
  • Drone Law

Qualifications & professional admissions

  • Bachelor of Laws, Macquarie University
  • Bachelor of Commerce – Accounting, Macquarie University
  • Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, College of Law NSW
  • Admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of NSW
  • Admitted to practice in the High Court of Australia 
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Supported by our consultants.


Debt Recovery Consultant

If you have done the work, Debbie will work to get you paid.

With more than 18 years’ experience in the debt collection and legal industry, Debbie draws on her knowledge of the law and legal processes to recover even the most difficult of debts.

Debbie’s difference is that she works with her clients to understand their business and how they operate, provide guidance on how her clients can better position themselves to minimise future delinquent debtors and then maps out the best way to recover the debt, having regard to time and cost restraints.

Not one to shy away from a challenge, Debbie prides herself on coming up with a creative and aggressive solution to help her client’s collect their debts.

If Debbie is unable to recover the debt, then she works alongside our experienced litigation lawyers to escalate the dispute through the Courts, obtain judgments and enforce those judgements through various post-judgment collection techniques or by utilising the bankruptcy and corporate insolvency regimes.


Intellectual Property & Entertainment Lawyer

Giuseppe is an intellectual property and entertainment lawyer.

Known for his outstanding track record of success in negotiation, litigation, extracting clients from disputes on favourable terms and protecting their intellectual property rights in contested matters. Strategic, decisive and timely advice and advocacy are the hallmarks of his approach.

Giuseppe is also a leading entertainment lawyer, having acted for a number of notable national and international artists and worked alongside producers on a number of film projects in Australia and overseas.

His down-to-earth and fun-loving nature, coupled with his experience in the industry allows Giuseppe to build rapport with his clients while identifying and implementing creative legal solutions to the problems they face. He is a lawyer that leading local talent and entertainment companies turn to for intelligent and strategic representation and advice to navigate their most complex issues.


Commercial, Property & Corporate Lawyer

Admitted to the Supreme Court of Queensland in 2011, Nicole has over 10 years’ experience in these areas and applies her knowledge to service her clients’ needs efficiently and in the most cost-effective manner.

Nicole is based in Cleveland and has established a solid client base across greater Brisbane and the Gold Coast as well as interstate in New South Wales and Victoria.

Nicole has acted for large and small companies as well as individual clients throughout where she has been involved in large scale transactions, take overs, mergers and business sales. Nicole deals with the legal and commercial risks and benefits and assists her client’s make the relevant enquiries and seek key information before proceeding with the transaction.

Nicole is results driven and prides herself on achieving outcomes for her clients in a time and cost-efficient manner while providing them with certainty through open and honest communication as the matter progresses.

Her down to earth, straight to the point professional approach ensures clients will experience the highest level of customer service, satisfaction and professional advice and representation that they require.

No matter how complex the transaction or agreement, Nicole is able to help.


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