Matt Shearing
Matt Shearing

Matthew Shearing, LLB

Technology Lawyer, Speaker and Educator

Matthew Shearing is a lawyer, educator, adviser, podcast host and speaker. With a focus on emergent technology, he’s well-versed in distributed ledger or ‘blockchain’ technology – from the theoretical concepts to practical implementation. With a wide experience which includes time in the business, legal and technology spheres, he also understands the importance of a holistic approach to disruption which considers not just technical potential, but business realities.

Matthew is the founder of Blocksense, an organisation which provides blockchain and smart contract education in both the public and private sectors – from short educational seminars all the way through to full-day workshops. He also consults directly to businesses looking to develop robust technology plans or means-test blockchain solutions.


Blockchain and Technology Lawyer

Some of the specialised work that Matthew can provide as a technology lawyer include:

• Website terms and conditions
• E-business advisory
• Mandatory data breach reporting requirements
• Privacy compliance procedures
• Protection of intellectual property in IT & technology
• Confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements
• Independent contractor agreements
• Email and internet policies
• Media storage and escrow agreements
• Technology acquisition and implementation contracts
• Software and hardware development contracts
• Web development and maintenance contracts
• Software licensing
• Outsourcing contracts
• IT tenders, contracts and due diligence
• Distribution, manufacturing and supply contracts
• Domain name disputes
• Enforcement and anti-piracy advice


The FOMO Show Podcast

His podcast, The FOMO Show, touches on all aspects of emergent technology, and deals with many of the issues created by innovation. It is a fortnightly podcast suited to those interested in cryptocurrency, investment and future technology.


Qualifications and Studies

• Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, College of Law
• Bachelor of Law, Queensland University of Technology


Matthew Shearing is a proud member of:


Queensland Law Society

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