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Commercial Litigation

David McKewin

Director - Tax, Private Wealth and Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Commercial Law Firm Where Things Get Done

Our commercial litigation team helps businesses to deal with legal disputes in a way that is commercially astute and legally sound. We work with large entities through to small businesses. Our commercial litigation lawyers tailor their approach to the size, complexity and nature of each dispute.

Rouse Lawyers represents clients in all major courts and enjoys a reputation as an alternative dispute resolution expert law firm.

How We Can Help With Commercial Litigation

This is not an exhaustive list but it should give you an idea about what kind of commercial litigation we can help you with:

  • 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.
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Commercial Litigation Done the Right Way

No business owner wants to face a lawsuit. It’s stressful and disruptive to day-to-day operations. And then comes a day when you need to launch litigation action to protect your business.

We’ve been practicing law long enough to know that commercial litigation can drag on for a long time and cause disputing parties a lot of stress.

In our experience, one of the best approaches to find a resolution in a commercial dispute is to start the process as soon as it is clear all other avenues to resolve a dispute have been exhausted.

Rouse Lawyers works in commercial and business law exclusively. Because of our focus on business and commerce, we’re in a position to deliver legal solutions for our clients by business-savvy lawyers skilled in commercial litigation.

To minimise stress and bring some order to what often becomes a chaotic legal situation, our lawyers communicate transparently and openly with clients, laying out before you every step and advantage of a strategy we propose to adapt.

You, the client, are always in control and have the last say at every turn.

Why Rouse Lawyers?

Three things:

  1. Value
  2. Competence
  3. Reputation


Unlike many commercial law firms who still live in the 1990s, we won’t try to book you in for so-called initial consultation and charge you $400+ an hour for it.

That’s not how we practice law.

We don’t mind having a chat with you over the phone to find out what the issue is you’re trying to solve. If we can help, we’ll tell you what we can do for you and often give you a ballpark figure of the cost involved.

If you’re interested, we’ll invite you for in-depth, no obligation, free consultation at our office to understand in detail your situation and give you an accurate cost estimate.

We set ourselves apart from the pack by offering our clients a strict No Surprises Fee Policy. What it means in practice is – you’ll never be charged anything you didn’t expect to be charged when we gave you a quote. Period.

We stick to our end of the deal every time.


We’re not large in numbers but what we’ve got at our disposal are some of the best legal minds around.

Give us a call to find out what we mean.


With Rouse Lawyers, you’re dealing with professionals who value each client and our own reputation. We simply can not afford, from the business point of view, to cut corners when we serve our clients no matter how profitable it might be for others.

When we say “we’ll look after you” – we mean it.

David McKewin

Director - Tax, Private Wealth and Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Stephanie Forward

Senior Associate – Litigation & Dispute Resolution


Associate – Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Client Reviews

“We highly recommend Rouse Lawyers.

Rouse Lawyers acted for us in the sale of our software business, Precision Mining, to Micromine, a global mining software company. It was a substantial transaction and one in which we (the founding owners) relied on the Rouse M&A team to guide us through the process. We were very impressed with their efforts and tenacity in what was a complex and extensive negotiation process. We highly recommend Rouse Lawyers not only for their M&A expertise but also generally for growing SME’s in the technology space.”

“It’s hard to find good lawyer that understands a “tech” business – Rouse Lawyers are that firm…

“A Big Thank You” to Matthew & the Team at Rouse Lawyers – have assisted me & my business in so many different legal items – from wills to buying property/structuring our business/trademarks/negotiating large deals/spam/privacy issues/lease on our 4 different offices… It’s hard to find good lawyer that understands a “tech” business – Rouse Lawyers are that firm… so skilled in many areas.”

“We have relied on good advice from Rouse Lawyers.

We believe software is driving the world forward. Disruption is happening in every industry and it is our clients who are proactively integrating software into their businesses, to set a whole new standard around the way business is done. We are a business that is growing rapidly and know the importance of good legal advice, which is why we have relied on Rouse Lawyers. Focusing on creating digital platforms on which our clients can innovate to ensure they are the ones modernising, is what gets us out of bed in the mornings.”

“I would recommend Rouse Lawyers for any business.

Young Guns has engaged Rouse Lawyers for all legal requirement/advice for the past 10 years. They have been on our business journey from 10 employees to 450 employees. Matt and Peter have always showed a personal interest in our business success and therefore made many recommendations for short term and long term strategies. I would be happy to recommend Rouse Lawyers for any business looking for a legal partner who they can trust and can provide ongoing, up to date advice.”

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I have tried several of the larger law firms at the big end of town but found their services to be quite bland and predictable. Rouse Lawyers’s style of operation suits me much better, their knowledge of franchising is comprehensive, and just as importantly, their thinking is distinctly street wise and entrepreneurial.”

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