Competition between e-settlement platforms

The NSW Liberal government has been at the forefront of creating a regulatory environment that enables competition amongst e-settlement platforms. In February 2019, it produced a Directions Paper for a proposed eConveyancing interoperability regime. With…

Why every legal conveyancing professional should adopt digital Verification of Identity (VOI)

 By Lara Paholski*  While everyone around me knows how passionate I am about digital Verification of Identity (VOI), I know there are still a fair few conveyancers and lawyers out there who aren’t convinced it…

The unshocking response from Xenith to the shock IPH proposal

On 12 March 2019, IPH Limited made a shock takeover offer for Xenith IP Group Limited. You can read about it here. The Xenith Board has finally responded with its recommendation to shareholders. You only…

Don’t blame the laterals

Laterals have been getting a lot of bad press lately. A US study was released recently [Risky Business: Rethinking Lateral Hiring] in which it came out that 62% of lateral partners underperform in delivering their stated…

Calista Flockhart (aka Ally McBeal) to lead software development at Smokeball

Calista Flockhart finally admits to inventing Smokeball software.  Learn more (including a 'making of' video) at  https://www.smokeball.com.au/calista.html

Securexchange launches to safeguard property deposits from cybercriminals

Tech company InfoTrack today launched Securexchange to protect real estate agents, conveyancers and buyers from the real threat of large financial loss during property exchanges. The property industry is a prime target for cybercriminals who have developed…

Watch: document assembly – no hands

Smarter Drafter is an Australian-based legaltech company which offers both the 'legal' and the 'tech' in its legaltech products. Smarter Drafter offers a set of precedents across a wide range of practice areas combined with…

How the partners fared in the largest ever law firm float

The world's largest public float of a law firm has taken place with the listing of DWF on the London Stock Exchange. Although there have been some changes in partner numbers since October 2018, at…

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