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.
Peter is a commercially astute and practical lawyer specialising in franchising and leasing. Peter has an outstanding attention to detail and is committed to ensuring that his clients receive a complete and effective service. As Team Leader of Franchising and Leasing, Peter’s depth of experience and knowledge allows him to respond to his client’s commercial imperatives.
Janice has a Bachelor of Law (Hons) from QUT and was admitted in 1989. Janice is a skilled commercial lawyer with a depth of knowledge in the franchise area. She has advised a wide variety of franchise organisations and places a heavy emphasis on maintaining the franchisor/franchisee relationship.
Debbie has worked as a paralegal in law firms for over 25 years, and obtained a law degree in 2011. Debbie has successfully managed two small law firms and grew one of them from being a sole practitioner and 1 staff member to a firm of 14 over a 5 year period.
Rob is a Senior Associate at Rouse Lawyers, specialising in corporate and commercial transactions and dispute resolution. He was admitted as a lawyer in 1998 and has practised in Queensland and Western Australia.
Rob’s experience in both front-end transactional work and dispute resolution allows him to provide balanced and timely commercial advice for his clients.
Luke was admitted as a solicitor in 2013 and practices in the areas of commercial, franchising and property law. Luke assists clients who are franchisors and franchisees in the grant, renewal and sale of franchised businesses, as well as guiding clients through general business sales and leasing.
Henry is a highly qualified lawyer with experience in intellectual property, privacy, and technology at a top tier firm. An Oxford graduate, he combines exceptional analysis with a keen interest in his clients’ business needs.
Ben has a decade of experience in a range of intellectual property and commercial matters. Prior to joining Rouse Lawyers, Ben worked in a boutique intellectual property firm. His multi-disciplinary, practical approach blends the technicalities of intellectual property law with the modern commercial context.
With his experience in both accounting and taxation law, Domenic's passion is identifying suitable structures for clients to achieve their commercial objectives. The majority of Domenic's work has involved consulting to accountants, lawyers and financial professionals on tax, superannuation and structuring issues affecting their clients.
Patrick is a Special Counsel at the firm, specialising in technology and finance law. Patrick's uniquely diverse skill set allows him to provide pragmatic, straight forward and commercially savvy advice to his clients.
Eloise is a strong commercial litigator focused on developing strategies which achieve optimal outcomes for our clients. She is a dedicated and integral member of the Commercial Litigation and Corporate & Commercial teams at Rouse Lawyers, ensuring that our representation is cost effective, efficient and responsive to our clients’ commercial focus.
Paris has been a highly regarded member of the Rouse Lawyers team since 2012, and during this time she completed a Bachelor of Laws and Business (Economics) at the Queensland University of Technology. Paris was admitted as a lawyer to the Supreme Court of Queensland in June 2016.
As the firm’s Estate Planning practitioner, Tammy is passionate about crafting not just ‘Simple Wills’, but entire ‘Estate Plans’ in an effective, practical and thorough manner. Her interest in ensuring that her client’s succession objectives are realised, includes a consideration of complex business structures, intricate family dynamics, special needs circumstances, and myriad other scenarios. In each, she is committed to delivering the best outcome for each individual.