Curlington Legal Case Study


David is a sole practitioner with over 30 years’ experience specialising in technology law.

David’s firm, Curlington Legal, is a boutique law firm based in Sydney that focuses on drafting and negotiating IT contracts, intellectual property licensing and advice for technology companies. Prior to Curlington, David was in-house as Asia Pacific General Counsel for two US software vendors. Prior to that, he was a partner at Clayton Utz and head of the Technology, Trade and Intellectual Property team.


While David has extensive experience in technology law, he is often confronted with situations where he is acting for technology companies, but his clients also require advice on other aspects of their business.

Besides technology legal matters, David’s clients often have employment disputes and from time to time the need to negotiate commercial leases. Previously, David would hand these matters to an employment or property law specialist to complete. To grow his practice and provide a more comprehensive service for his clients, David needed to take on work outside his traditional technology field and give advice in less familiar areas of law.

As a sole practitioner, David also requires a research solution that was affordable, easy to use and provided access to the reference works and guidance he required.