The client who birthed a law firm and its legal technology

In July 2017 we reported on a well-funded (US$10.5m), secretive venture whose aim was to revolutionise legal services and transform the delivery of corporate legal services. The venture was centered in San Francisco however technology revolutions tend to cross national borders very quickly. Those who were expecting ground-breaking technology probably felt an anti-climax when it was recently revealed that a new law firm had been created. The law firm, named Atrium appears to have quickly gained a following amongst the Silicon Valley startup community. The head of Atrium LTS, (LTS = Legal Technology…

Review a document in under two minutes – try it yourself

For the past four years, the team at LegalSifter has been working on technology to analyse legal documents and provide suggestions about what clauses are missing or how they should be drafted. The technology uses "sifters" to intelligently extract information and provide guidance. Its aim is not to replace lawyers but rather to empower them to achieve timely and cost effective advice to clients on their legal documents. Australian lawyer, Peter Fazio, has been an early adopter and advocate of LegalSifter’s technology.…

Reveal data patterns from court cases with the High Court Analyser from LexisNexis

LexisNexis has today launched Lexis Legal Analytics, a suite of analytics tools that allow customers to harness the power of big data analytics and uncover new or previously hidden insights, faster and better than ever before. This legal analytics platform is set to streamline hours of manual legal research work as well as provide legal professionals with a distinct competitive advantage in the form of objective data points to better inform their litigation strategy. As the first showcase module of the…

Page Seager partners with Thomson Reuters Legal to launch Page Create

Page Seager, a leading commercial law firm has partnered with Thomson Reuters Legal to leverage Thomson Reuters Contract Express software to power Page Seager’s newly-launched Page Create service. Page Create is Australia’s first publicly-available technology platform to deliver free legal documents online via Contract Express. Page Create lets businesses prepare accurate and high-quality legal documents in minutes. Users simply fill out an online questionnaire and the legal document they need is generated automatically by Page Create.  The Page Create website…

Macpherson Kelley Selects NetDocuments and Feynbrook for Modern Cloud DMS Platform

NetDocuments has reported its latest Aussie win: Macpherson Kelley has selected NetDocuments to replace its existing on-premises DMS technology for improved security, scalability, and productivity. Feynbrook, a certified NetDocuments partner, will manage the technology transition and deployment of the SaaS cloud platform. Matt Purves, Chief Information Officer at Macpherson Kelley, commented on the decision. “As a corporate and commercial law firm, the technology we use on a daily basis to service our clients across Australia and internationally, is a key…

Mills Oakley wins 2017 ALPMA/LexisNexis Thought Leadership Awards

Mills Oakley’s ‘Shark Tank’-style Innovation Accelerator for legal start-ups has been selected as the winner of the 2017 ALPMA/LexisNexis Thought Leadership Awards, over finalists Proximity, Bannermans Lawyers and Legal Economy. The Mills Oakley Innovation Accelerator is the first time an Australian law firm has used a full accelerator process to identify, invest in and help commercialise promising new ideas in the legal industry. “This is a brilliant example of a law firm taking a highly creative approach to facilitate innovation across their…

eConveyancing: Queensland lawyers demand government certainty

Frustrated Queensland property lawyers are seeking answers from the Queensland government, after repeated attempts for clarity on the timeframe for the formal introduction of electronic conveyancing have been ignored. This follows the introduction of Electronic Conveyancing National Law (Queensland) in May 2013 and the Payroll Tax Rebate, Revenue and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2015 (Act) in June 2015. According to new research by legal technology firm GlobalX, 84 per cent of Queensland lawyers and conveyancers support the move to electronic…

IRDI Legal says BigHand delivers demonstrable firm-wide benefits

IRDI Legal, a long-standing and leading Western Australia law firm. General Manager Lisa McCarthy says, like many firms, IRDI Legal’s processes across practice areas were not as efficient as they could be with tasks being delegated over email resulting in lack of global visibility on matters between management, lawyers and support. This resulted in some notable drawbacks for the firm which included the limited ability to track and prioritise work and share resources between lawyers depending on need. With the…

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Review a document in under two minutes – try it yourself

For the past four years, the team at LegalSifter has been working on technology to analyse legal documents and provide suggestions about what clauses are missing or how they should be drafted. The technology uses “sifters” […]

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The client who birthed a law firm and its legal technology

In July 2017 we reported on a well-funded (US$10.5m), secretive venture whose aim was to revolutionise legal services and transform the delivery of corporate legal services. The venture was centered in San Francisco however technology revolutions tend to […]

Mills Oakley wins 2017 ALPMA/LexisNexis Thought Leadership Awards

Mills Oakley’s ‘Shark Tank’-style Innovation Accelerator for legal start-ups has been selected as the winner of the 2017 ALPMA/LexisNexis Thought Leadership Awards, over finalists Proximity, Bannermans Lawyers and Legal Economy. The Mills Oakley Innovation Accelerator is the […]

 

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