Practice Management & Technology

28 August 2015 - Gadens Announces First Electronic Property Contract Exchange in Australia

Gadens’ National Head of Property, Steve Healy, has announced the launch of the firm's new electronic property contract exchange system.

Mr Healy said the e-exchange system, which removes the need for traditional paper-based land contracts, will revolutionise the way in which purchasers and vendors exchange contracts as part of property purchases.

“As the market leader in ‘off the plan’ property sales, Gadens has a history of driving innovation through our use of technology. This is the next exciting step for us and our clients. The launch of our e-exchange system gives property vendors the power to exchange land contracts with purchasers electronically, wherever they are in the world.”

Mr Healy also said, “The combination of Gadens’ new electronic property contract exchange system and our existing settlement technology means Gadens can offer vendors a fully electronic, integrated solution for ‘off the plan’ development sales contracts.

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27 August 2015 - NetDocuments Launches Two New Regional Data Centres in Australia with NEXTDC

NEXTDC Limited (ASX: NXT), Australia’s leading Data-Centre-as-a-Service provider, and NetDocuments, a world leader in cloud-based document and email management, today announced a colocation deal to support NetDocuments’ growing Australian customer base, which includes a top 10 Australian law firm.

NetDocuments have established a presence in two NEXTDC data centres, giving the company stronger connections to Asia and strengthening NEXTDC’s unique ecosystem of carriers and cloud and IT service providers.

Alvin Tedjamulia, CTO at NetDocuments, commented: “As the leading cloud-based document and email management provider for financial services and professional services firms, NetDocuments relies on world-class companies like NEXTDC to build and support a best-of-breed technology infrastructure that will ensure a highly secure, reliable, and efficient environment for NetDocuments' global content management service.”

NEXTDC’s CEO Craig Scroggie comments, “We are delighted to be the home for NetDocuments’ new regional data centres in Australia, and we welcome NetDocuments to our national ecosystem as a leading global cloud platform that is driving further depth in our legal and financial services vertical offerings.”

“NetDocuments and NEXTDC are deeply committed to reliability, security and privacy, a fact reflected in the companies’ ISO27001 Information Security Management System (ISMS) certification. Today’s announcement with NetDocuments illustrates the importance to the domestic market of national, neutral data centres operators like NEXTDC that offer an industry-leading service to the world’s leading IT companies and encourages their investment in Australia.”

NetDocuments is currently used by thousands of businesses across the globe for delivering cloud-based document and email management software, accessing NetDocuments' US, UK, and Australian data centres.

27 August 2015 - New Cross-Device Dragon Speech Recognition Solutions Harness the Cloud


25 August 2015 - Clio Document Automation

How assembling documents from precedents with merge fields works with Clio cloud practice management software.



20 August 2015 - PEXA Snares Two Major Awards


18 August 2015 - Over 8,000 Solicitors and Conveyancers Currently Use Settlement Room


14 August 2015 - GlobalX Legal Solutions Wins National Innovation Accolades


12 August 2015 - An Information Access Portal for Law Firm Clients

Red Rain Corporation has announced RedView Connect, the most recent update of their client portal product.

“Modern legal clients expect their legal provider to use the latest technology to provide them with the highest quality service,” said Stephen Butler, CEO of Red Rain.

“Client portal implies simple browser access. RedView Connect now covers mobility, secure messaging, push notifications, scheduled reporting, document uploads and much more.”

RedView Connect includes four important updates.

• Push and email notifications | Lawyers can automatically notify clients when certain events occur. For example, if a new document is available, clients can receive a notification on their phone and/or email.
• Documents | RedView now provides clients with their own secure document store. They can upload documents against a matter and, if desired, make the document available to the firm.
• Android compatibility | RedView Connect is now available on all Android devices with full capability.
• Improved user experience | The apps have undergone a number of improvements to usability and appearance to enhance ease of use.

“With over 40 firms now using RedView Connect, we are a world leader for client-access technology,” said Butler. “The recent ILTA Future Trends survey reported that 91% of respondents expect increased demand for transparency across legal processes, and this is something we’re happy to say many RedView firms are already experiencing.”

For more information on RedView Connect visit

11 August 2015 - Growth and Acquisitions Spur InfoTrack Restructure


10 August 2015 - Study Reveals Technology Trends Affecting Australian Law Firms


7 August 2015 - Karla Hansford on Small Law Firms and Practice Evolve Software


4 August 2015 - Aderant Announces Record Growth


30 July 2015 - ALPMA/InfoTrack Thought Leadership Award Finalists Announced


30 July 2015 - For LegalVision Technology is at the Heart of Everything They Do

LegalVision CEO, Lachlan McKnight: “Traditional law firms just see their IT departments as an annoying overhead. Our approach is totally different. Technology is at the heart of everything we do. We develop our tech in-house, meaning we can quickly develop tools to assist both our legal team and our clients on an as-needed basis. Our approach to sales is also completely unlike that of a traditional law firm. We use a Software as a Service business sales structure, and divide the team into inbound and outbound sales. This means our lawyers can focus on doing what they do best: providing great legal advice to our clients”.

LegalVision was founded three years ago by corporate lawyer Lachlan McKnight and software developer Evan Tait-Styles. After a year of operating as a curated online legal marketplace, they teamed up with corporate lawyer Ursula Hogben to launch a law firm. Knowing that many aspects of business law could be standardised, the team set up technology and legal processes that would enable them to produce work that was better, faster and more cost-effective than that of big and mid-tier law firms.

“Our team of senior lawyers come from some of the largest law firms in Australia, such as Herbert Smith Freehills, Baker McKenzie and Norton Rose, all of whom have jumped ship because they’re attracted by our regular hours and flexible working options,” said McKnight.

Offering high-quality, cost-effective fixed fee services has proven to be a winning formula for the three-year-old company. LegalVision now employs at team of 39, including 20 solicitors, three developers and a 14-strong sales and marketing team. It recently closed a $1.2 million funding round, and acquired Capacity HQ (a curated marketplace of consultant lawyers) to enhance and strengthen its offering.


28 July 2015 - Knight Lawyers Makes the Move to BHL Insight Software


28 July 2015 - Top Three Legal Technology Trends

Eight legal tech industry experts were asked to give their opinion about the top three legal technology trends in 2015 and beyond. Click the image below to view the article at Aderant's Think Tank website.



23 July 2015 - LEAP Users Get Paid Swiftly With RapidPay


21 July 2015 - iManage Leadership Completes Buyout of Business Unit From HP


20 July 2015 - What Does Australian Privacy Principle 8 Mean For Email Marketing?


14 July 2015 - Smokeball Precedents Transforms into ByLawyers


9 July 2015 - PEXA: The Big Hurdle is Behaviour Change

PEXA video screen shot

The Australian reports today that PEXA "sets sights" on an early ASX listing, which might be even before it reaches profitability. The PEXA CEO is quoted as saying: “The big hurdle is behaviour change, and that’s about hearts and minds and we’ve got a team to work with practitioners, take them through the system and work on their concerns.”


9 July 2015 - Just Don't Call it Project Management



 7 July 2015 - Revealing Reveal's Uptake Since Launch



2 July 2015 - SAI Global Forms Strategic Alliance with Rundl - Innovative Conveyancing Collaboration Software


1 July 2015 - Veda Acquires ZipId


1 July 2015 - Next generation of Aderant Expert On the Go Time mobile app now available




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