Rouse Lawyers and Bywaters Timms are pleased to announce the merger of the two firms from 1 December 2015.

The firm will now have 14 lawyers and 22 staff in total including a number of specialist practice group leaders. The firm will be known as Rouse Lawyers incorporating Bywaters Timms for 6 months when the name will revert to Rouse Lawyers.

For Rouse Lawyers’ clients it will mean the addition of a specialist franchise and commercial practice, led by Janice Bywaters (

The firm now has the following enhanced services for clients:

  • Corporate / Commercial;
  • Commercial Litigation & Insolvency;
  • Franchising;
  • Estate Planning;
  • Property;
  • Intellectual Property;
  • Technology and Privacy;
  • Employment Law; and
  • Specialist Tax and Superannuation.

The combined firm will be located at Rouse Lawyers’ current premises, 4/92 Commercial Rd, Newstead QLD 4006.

This is an exciting time and we look forward to continuing to be an essential part of your team.  If you have any questions, please contact Matthew Rouse on 07 3648 9900.