PEXA surpasses one million digital property transactions

Property Exchange Australia (PEXA), the electronic property exchange platform, has now completed more than one million property transactions[1], with over half of those transactions occurring in the last 10 months. PEXA, formed to fulfil a Council of Australian Governments’ (COAG) initiative, aims to deliver a national e-Conveyancing solution to the Australian property industry. The company has been operating since 2010. Australia’s property market is valued at approximately $7.5 trillion[2] and in 2017 it was reported that an average of 590,000[3]…

The $28 million geeks of law

LawGeex has closed a capital raising of US$12 million. The startup was founded in 2014 and has so far raised US$21.5 million (equivalent of around A$28m). Based in Tel Aviv and New York, LawGeex describes the problem that it is trying to solve as:  Businesses rely on their in-house legal counsel to review and approve contracts quickly, to close deals faster and keep business running efficiently. Legal counsel are often overwhelmed with work, and reviewing everyday contracts is a time…

Getting to number one in the conveyancing market with the help of good old fashioned 21st century customer service

For the first three months of 2018, specialist conveyancing law firm, Lawlab completed more electronic settlements through the PEXA platform than any other legal practice or licensed conveyancing firm in Australia. The directors of Lawlab believe they could also be completing more manual conveyancing transactions than any other legal practice. The founders of Lawlab, Ian Perkins and Richard Bootle know what good old fashioned customer service means. The firm that is now branded as Lawlab was originally established in Nyngan, NSW in…

Sparke Helmore selects Aderant Expert for its practice and financial management software solution

Sparke Helmore, with more than 750 people in eight offices across Australia, has selected Aderant Expert for its legal practice and financial management software solution. “Aderant demonstrated their partnership style, ensuring our needs were met from the initial proposal, through to demonstrations and commercial negotiations,” said Lee Hodge, Information Technology Director at Sparke Helmore Lawyers. “It gave us great confidence in our relationship working with them in the future.” Sparke Helmore went through an extensive 12-month RFP process. Aderant believes…

Gordon Legal Launches Advertising Campaign

“I want to build a law firm whose lawyers got into the law because they want to help people.” Peter Gordon, Senior Partner, Gordon Legal That’s the message from Gordon Legal’s Senior Partner, Peter Gordon as the firm kicks-off an advertising campaign. The ads, which hit the airwaves on Sunday 15 April 2018, feature the firm’s senior lawyers talking about the drive, determination and passion that has brought them together, to work at Gordon Legal. Managing Partner, James Higgins said…

An Australian-based start-up, Telesto has been created by Corrs Chambers Westgarth

Official announcement: Telesto, a new force in e-discovery cost-effectively bringing top-tier legal expertise and the latest advances in e-discovery and forensic technology and investigations, launches to the Australian market today. An Australian-based start-up, Telesto has been created by Corrs Chambers Westgarth, Australia’s leading independent law firm, via its market-leading Legal Technology Solutions Group. Operating independently from Corrs, Telesto benefits from the ongoing innovations and legal and technical expertise developed at the top-tier law firm. What sets Telesto apart is its…

Make staff reimbursements efficient and GST compliant with new PwC Chrome River templates

Chrome River Launches New Service for Global Expense Management Best Practices Alliance with PwC delivers streamlined comprehensive templates for ongoing international expense compliance Chrome River, a global leader in expense and invoice management solutions, has launched an alliance with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, USA (PwC) to deliver global templates for expense reimbursement compliance. Chrome River will offer VAT and other country-specific data provided by PwC, as best-practice templates for its customers to deploy to their international subsidiaries. Chrome River will leverage PwC's…

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