Project-oriented IT Lawyers

We focus on your project, not the billable hours.

We are IT Lawyers, we work differently

That’s what everyone says, right?

There are many lawyers who now claim to be an IT Lawyer, and everyone claims to work differently. Let us explain how and why we work differently to traditional law firms.

Project oriented not billable focused

We run simplified, parallel project plans in ASANA for each of our clients.

We do this to make sure we are keeping up to date with your project developments, business needs and new ventures.

We do not target billable hours like other law firms. The push for billable hours leads to the focus on meeting the firms KPI’s not their clients. Make no mistake our focus is on our clients' needs. This is not purely altruistic. It is our firm belief that when we focus on our clients’ needs our own needs are also met.

More than just law

Our principal is not just an IT Lawyer, he has qualifications in IT, Law, Business, Accounting, Science and Corporate Governance.

What this means is you can talk to someone on your terms, in your language, and without wires getting crossed. Prior to becoming an IT Lawyer our principal was a management consultant. When we talk about your business, we don’t to limit our discussions to indemnities, warranties and liabilities. We can talk about software development methodologies, cultural challenges in managing offshore service providers, changes in global markets and approaches to negotiating better outcomes. As a professional legal consultant, our principal is someone who has dedicated his life to learning to advise across different industries and disciplines.

The right fee structure

We may charge an hourly rate but that doesn’t mean the firm focusses on billable hours.

Depending on the project and requirements we charge a mixture of fixed fees and time and materials. Furthermore, check out the price differential between our principal and the principals of other firms. Then consider which appears better qualified to help you.

Just like your own inhouse counsel

You can engage us like your own inhouse counsel, and we can help you find the broader legal services you require.

What you get, and what you will come to realise when you work with us, is you have a trusted professional adviser. That is half the battle won.

Having dealt with lawyers far longer than I have been one, I know how to manage them to get the best outcome.” – Michael Barber, Principal and IT Lawyer.

Real IT Lawyers with real IT domain experience

Our principal was not always an IT Lawyer.

Our principal was not always an IT Lawyer, He has worked on software projects for many years, as a programmer, business analyst, project manager and now a lawyer.

Project mentality and management are engrained. Our principal has helped implement everything from enterprise resource planning software for multi-nationals to Big Commerce sites for fashion start-ups. He has coded in many languages including C++, PhP, HTML, Javascript, Python and even BASIC.  Not only can we draft your API agreement, we can code your API.

Real commercial experience

To understand what it is like to be an entrepreneur, run a business and be a company director you need to have firsthand experience.

You don’t get that working at a law firm at 1 Eagle street while slowly getting promoted through the ranks.

Do you want a lawyer with real commercial experience or are you satisfied with an ivory tower observer? Our principal has operated a successful consulting firm for almost a decade, dismally failed in his own dot com venture and now founded IT Lawyers Brisbane. He has worked for the smallest home-based businesses, ASX listed entities and some of the world’s largest multinationals.

Our goal

To gain an intimate knowledge of our clients' businesses.

Our goal is to build a small client base who can benefit from a commercial and IT Lawyer with an intimate knowledge of their business requirements. There are no grand endeavours of becoming a top tier law firm. Let the grand endeavours be yours and we are here to help you achieve them.

We know tech.

Are you looking for an IT Lawyer that knows tech? Today almost every business is a technology business. Even if you are not on the cutting edge of innovation you are probably entering into business relationships with people who are. If you are not you should be. Helping businesses thrive and reducing transaction costs is at the very heart of any real IT Lawyer.

We know business.

Need a software development lawyer, with IT, business and accounting qualifications? One who spent over a decade running their own management consulting firm? The sort of commercial lawyer that can translate IT to business, business to law and law back to IT? Contact us today and speak to a multi-disciplinary commercial lawyer.

What makes a real IT Lawyer?

Law firms everywhere are introducing a technology stream to their offerings. However, our principal was IT before he was Law and that is what differentiates us. Real experience, real qualifications, and a multi-disciplinary approach.

Are you looking for a real IT Lawyer?

One with commercial acumen, someone with a multi-disciplinary skill set who can speak your language and a professional who wants to see your business succeed?

Call a commercial and IT Lawyer you can trust and lets start our journey together getting your next business venture off on the right foot.

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