**Breakthrough** Global technology certification for lawyers

Microlearning course provider, Novum Learning announces its alliance with LTC4 (Legal Technology Core Competencies Certification Coalition), an established non-profit organization providing core competency learning plans and a certification program that has become established as a standard for the legal industry around the world. The alliance will help to address the ongoing requirement for lawyers and their support staff to improve technology skills through the delivery of high-quality microlearning courses structured around LTC4’s workflow-based Learning Plans. These courses will address skill gaps around technology usage leading to productivity gains as well as offering the benefit of LTC4 Certification for aspiring professionals within […]

Impacts of the Construction lockdown on Conveyancers & Lawyers in NSW

The NSW Construction sector will be locked down until 31st July 2021 by the NSW Government to curtail community transmission of COVID 19. The decision will slow the sector and affect buying and selling activities for new Buildings and renovations to existing Buildings in Sydney. Our contributor Garth Brown covers off some key actions worth considering for your practice.   What can Practitioners do? Always keep the Client in mind and try to understand what pain points they are dealing with and how to facilitate the Conveyance to close or exchange Contracts in a timely manner, with adequate risk management […]

Unexpected consequences from an incomparable year

When COVID-19 hit law firms, they raced into protective mode as with other businesses and professional services organisations. Many cut staff, slashed pay and bonuses and made economies including reducing office space. Deloitte, notably, shut down for a week in April shortly after the pandemic hit, requiring all partners and staff to take a week of leave covered by their annual holiday balance or as unpaid leave. Around the same time, Norton Rose asked a tranche of their higher-paid staff to move to a four-day working week, with an accompanying 20 per cent reduction in their take-home pay[1]. A year […]

Red hot demand for lawyers

According to an article in the AFR yesterday (19/7/21) there is strong demand for lawyers in a tight candidate market. The likely result is increases in salary of around 10-15% in NSW and 10% in Victoria.  Demand for qualified lawyers with 3-5 years post qualification experience with corporate, M&A, private equity, capital markets  and finance is particularly high. According to Elias Recruitment Legal Job Index other areas of demand include property, insurance, commercial litigation and IT.  Factors influencing the market are the restrictions on immigration currently in place, regulatory and compliance changes because of the Banking Royal Commissions and the […]