We were developers before we were lawyers.

Over two decades working in professional services, with a decade in software development.

Software Development Lawyer

Need the right advice to start your software development project?

Speak to a Software Development Lawyer with over a decade experience in software development and make sure you have the right advice and agreements to get your next project off on the right track.

Legal considerations in software development

Successful projects require both the client and the developer to have a clear understanding of what is required.

Effective communications begin with the right Software Development Agreement, drafted by a Software Development Lawyer who actually understands IT projects. But before you even begin you probably want to make sure you protect your idea. You don’t want some unscrupulous character taking your idea and beating you to market.

Whether you are hiring a freelancer online, in Australia or overseas, or engaging with an established developer, make sure you have a Software Lawyer in your court who understands both IT and law.

Come and talk to a Software Development Lawyer about your next project, We can help you with:

  • Confidentiality agreements to protect your idea.
  • Intellectual property assignment, computer code is protected by copyright and can only be assigned in writing, signed by the owner. You don’t just own it because you paid for it.
  • Software licensing, because you can’t own all the code, much of it comes from third party software libraries.
  • Software development agreements for when you are engaging established firms.
  • Service agreements when you are managing the project yourself.
  • Simple services agreements and IP assignment deeds which you can use to engage freelancers.
  • Advice regarding protecting your intellectual property, that is, the code that you write or have developed for you.

How are we experienced in software development?

Our principal lawyer, Michael Barber, had over a decade experience working as a programmer, business analyst and project manager before coming to law.

Michael began his IT career working on sugar cane modelling projects for CSIRO before moving into commerce. After a short stint as a system administrator, he moved into software development and enterprise resource planning system implementation where he worked as a programmer, then business analyst before taking on project management roles. Now, as a Software Development Lawyer, he advises developers and SME’s entering software development agreements about legal requirements.

People ask me why I left IT and I have to explain to them I didn’t. I just added law to my business and IT arsenal. - Michael Barber, Principal and Software Development Lawyer.

Key legal documents IT Lawyers Brisbane can draft:

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.

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