Our History

The Carter Capner Group has a long history associated with the people of Queensland and the city of Brisbane.

A history of change since 1944.

The Carter Capner Law group has maintained its historical strength by meeting the needs of all kinds of people, from those with disadvantaged backgrounds to those in charge of substantial commercial interests.

  • 1944
    Establishment of Richardson Carter & Co
    Established by Arthur "Ted" Carter and William Richardson. US troops invade Philippines 8 months before the Japanese surrender.
  • 1948
    Australia becomes a signatory to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
  • 1953
    Establishment of Carter, Capner & Stewart
    Carter, Capner & Stewart formed incorporating Richardson, Carter & Co., McGregor, Capner & Stewart, James Crawford & Williamson
  • 1956
    Carter Capner & Co established by Ted Carter and Fred Capner
    Television arrives in Australia. Melbourne hosts the Olympics.
  • 1962
    Queensland's 'Rocket' Rod Laver wins his first of two tennis Grand Slams
  • 1964
    Prime Minister Menzies reintroduces compulsory military services for 18-25 yr/old males. The Beatles perform at Brisbane's Festival Hall
  • 1968
    Disgruntled litigant sets fire to Supreme Court
  • 1970
    Ted Carter, sole practioner
    Trams removed from Brisbane streets
  • 1973
    Queen Elizabeth II formally opens Sydney Opera House
  • 1978
    Ted Carter & James Carter
    Fire damaged Supreme Court demolished to make way for new court to open in 1981
  • 1981
    Ted Carter, James Carter & Peter Carter
    12th Commonwealth Games held in Brisbane (1982)
  • 1984
    Ted Carter, Peter Carter & Paul Carter
    Medicare is established
  • 1987
    Carter Capner Solicitors
    Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen resigns after 19 years as Premier of Queensland
  • 1992
    Queensland daylight savings referendum defeated by 55% 'no' vote
  • 1995
    Peter Carter
    Queensland wins Sheffield Shield for the first time after 68 years in the competition
  • 1998
    Carter Capner Lawyers
    Labour forms a minority in Queensland with help of independent; Waterfront dispute in Melbourne.
  • 2002
    Peter Carter & Ian Brown
    First Bali bombing kills 88 Australians
  • 2005
    Carter Capner
    Queensland population hits 4 million
  • 2008
    Part of practice sold to Slater & Gordon in October, Peter Carter retains Carter Capner Law
    US banking collapses in September creates GFC panic
  • 2010/2011
    Carter Capner Lawyers - your strength
    Brisbane & regional Queensland floods
  • 2014
    Incorporated Legal Practice begins
    Malaysia Airline Flight 370 disappears in Indian Ocean
  • 2019
    75th Anniversary of the Carter Capner group

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