I’m Matt Shearing

Technology Lawyer, Consultant and Podcast Host

Making sense of technology, law and the digital world.

Bespoke Legal Services

Legal advice on all elements of business and technology law from someone with both a technology and law background.

Technology Advisory

Consulting and educational services in the areas of privacy & security, blockchain and emergent technology.

A lawyer who understands technology, business and law.

Emergent technology and the internet brings a raft of new obligations, risks and considerations for businesses and executives. However, most lawyers don’t  have experience with things like bespoke software, cyber security, development, data management or emergent technology. Having someone in your corner with an intimate understanding of technology and digital business can save incredible amounts of time and money. 

What I can help with:

Commercial agreements & negotiations

Structuring and Investment

Advice on regulatory obligations and risks

Contracts, Policies and Terms of Use

Protecting Intellectual Property

Managing your privacy and security obligations

Avoiding common mistakes in software development

Harnessing new technology

Minimising the impact of Technical Assistance and Capability Notices

The FOMO Show Podcast.

A friendly podcast where you'll hear about emergent technology, blockchain, AI, cryptocurrency, privacy and security in (relatively) plain English. Stay across everything that's going on so you don't get the Fear of Missing Out.

About Me

I’m a lawyer, consultant, podcast host and speaker. My passion is helping individuals and businesses understand, manage and overcome the challenges of doing business in the digital age.

On the legal side, I advise companies on many aspects of business law, with a particular focus on commercial relationships, cyber security, risk management, compliance and brand protection.

Through my consultancy, BlockSense, I help enterprise and professional clients understand blockchain technology and better manage their privacy & security. The podcast I co-host, The FOMO Show, touches on all aspects of emergent technology and deals with many of the ‘hard questions’ they present.

I’m a founding member of Brisbane’s Blockchain Embassy and run the Blockchain for Business Meetup. I’m a member of Professional Speakers Australia and the Queensland Law Society. I hold a Bachelor of Law from Queensland University of Technology and a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice from the College of Law.

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Part of Rouse Lawyers.

Rouse Lawyers is a new style of law firm. Our role is to get the best possible deal for you, considering all the unique factors that give your business the edge. We work in partnership - and pride ourselves on having an intimate knowledge of what makes you and your business tick. We're a full service commercial law firm, with business-savvy legal experts, but minus the ivory towers.

 

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