Our Capabilities

Web & Technology lawyer
The lawyers in our technology team are agile practitioners who truly understand the technologies that are changing business. We deliver pragmatic and cost-effective advice to clients integrating technology with existing businesses, and clients for whom technology is the primary focus. We act for clients of all sizes on technology matters, from listed companies to start-ups, and our experience in the technology space is wide-ranging. Amongst other areas, we are experts in:

Our lawyers have extensive knowledge of the law surrounding personal information, data storage and data breaches. We have assisted clients in managing major data breaches, and have previously dealt with the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OIAC). We can assist you in ensuring compliance with Australian privacy law, including advice on proper data storage practices.

Data leaks and breaches are considered very seriously by the Australian government — our lawyers will ensure that, should your systems experience a breach, you are in the best position possible with regard to Australian law.

We are also experienced in specialised technology dispute resolution, including:

  • domain name disputes and trademark disputes;
  • disputes that arise out of the ownership, use or infringement of IP and technology; and
  • app name disputes.

Further, as a full service commercial law firm, we offer our clients the ability to take advantage of our expertise in related areas such as trademark law, corporate structuring and finance.

For additional information on Technology Law, feel free to visit our Tech Lawyer Blog.

Recent Work

  • Software as a Service

    Preparing software development and maintenance contracts for a “fly-through” property software provider supplying the likes of FKP and Mirvac.

  • Enterprise Technology Commission Scheme

    Drafting documentation to regulate multi-layered commission models for an enterprise technology company.

  • Remote Diagnostics

    Acting for a medical technology company setting up a unique remote diagnostics service.


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    Gareth Beachy-Head


    The team at Rouse Lawyers has been fantastic. As a new technology startup, we had some unique requirements around licensing and partner agreements, trademarking as well as off-shore contractor agreements. Matthew and Patrick have been great to deal with – not only from an advice perspective but also delivering these agreements in a timely manner. Dealing with Rouse Lawyers has allowed us to concentrate on our business knowing the legal side is in good hands.

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    Craig Aitken


    At Smarterapps, we deal with a lot of new and exciting concepts – legal advice is very important. Having worked with Rouse Lawyers, we have no hesitation in recommending the firm to our own valued clients for the best legal advice and representation possible.

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    Jim Hardy

    Urban Office

    [Rouse Lawyers] assisted our fast-growing commercial fit-out and building business for around 4 years. We have called upon the firm’s expertise in intellectual property, software development and contract negotiation matters.

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    Ben Powell

    Roam Interactive

    Given the nature and size of our clients, we are constantly dealing with the big end of town when it comes to law firms. Matthew’s strategic advice has been utilised in negotiating software development agreements for our 3D interactive rendering engine, structuring our IP, employment matters, recoveries and corporate advice. We consider Rouse part of our team, and highly recommend them as a commercial law firm.