Our CapabilitiesContract & Business Dispute Resolution We are committed to providing confident, capable and secure legal representation that is cost effective and aimed at achieving positive resolutions. We proactively work with businesses to identify and mitigate legal risks and liabilities. Our commercial litigation lawyers understand the importance of commerciality, protecting valuable commercial relationships and networks, and considering company values and strategies. We offer strong results and outcomes, and provide our clients with a safe journey to ensure they can keep focused on what matters most to them – their business. Amongst other areas, we are experts in:
- commercial & contractual disputes;
- alternative dispute resolution;
- director, shareholder & partnership disputes;
- building & construction disputes;
- property law disputes;
- corporate insolvency;
- intellectual property disputes;
- employment & workplace law;
- defamation law; and
- debt recovery.
Bruce LandfordCamfil Farr – International Clean Air Solutions Camfil Farr is a multinational organisation and we use lawyers across the world. Rouse Lawyers, was chosen as alternative to the top tier, and have acted for us in a number of matters concerning our Australian operations. We have found their strategic advice and alternate approaches to the law to be highly valuable and unique. We highly recommend Rouse Lawyers
Peter BiondicUniversal Civil Contracting As a civil contractor in this environment we need someone we can rely upon when it comes to large payment claims and recovery. Rouse has assisted us in a number of recovery matters and we have been delighted with the results.
Team Leader: David McKewin
David oversees our Private Wealth team which focusses on acting for and protecting the interests of private clients.
David has extensive tax and structuring experience combined with an extremely strong litigation background, which provides a unique specialist service to Rouse Lawyers’ private clients.
Practice Area Expert:
Matthew is the founder of the firm and leads the corporate and commercial team. He developed his expertise as a commercial lawyer with some of Australia's largest law firms, with a focus on mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property and franchising. Matthew is trusted by his clients to deliver astute and practical advice and to ensure that the Rouse Lawyers team deliver on their promise to offer top tier legal advice, promptly, and with the clients interests, and value, in mind.
Information technology: understanding the nature of the industryRepresenting an international information technology firm in a dispute with against an Australian information technology company in relation to contract and product and service delivery dispute. The dispute relates to complex information technology technical specifications and functionalities, our commercial litigation teams IT aptitude allows them to represent international firms with confidence and efficiency through technology.
Intellectual property: ensuring continuity of businessSuccessfully representing a corporation in relation to an intellectual property and restraint of trade dispute that would have restricted our client from trading altogether. Our commercial litigation lawyers are true litigators who are confident and competent in drafting court documents ensuring clients receive a quality service while saving cost. The matter included instructing senior counsel – with whom our litigation team have built strong and reliable relationships with.
Information technology dispute resolution: understanding technology and utilising technology in resolving disputesRepresenting a national technology app developer in relation to a contract and product and service delivery dispute. Using technology to appear in interstate court jurisdictions by teleconference and online-video conferencing we have been able to ensure that our client receives premium representation without incurring premium costs. Our commercial litigation lawyers are technologically astute and capable.
Personalised and tailored dispute resolution services: listed companies to mum-and-dad investorsRepresenting a listed company and individual investors against a large national Bank in relation to multiple investment and banking finance disputes. Representing several applicants, which included a listed company and individual mum-and-dad investors evidenced our litigation teams adaptability and personalised and tailored services.
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"The team at Rouse Lawyers has been fantastic."
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.
“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.”
"We have no hesitation in recommending the firm"
“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.”
"We consider Rouse part of our team, and highly recommend them"
“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.”