Gilchrist Connell Moves to iManage Cloud for Document and Email Management

iManage, the company dedicated to transforming how professionals work, has announced that Gilchrist Connell – a rapidly growing insurance-focused law firm with offices in all of Australia’s major cities – has implemented iManage Cloud for new product capabilities and high availability. A long-time user of iManage’s industry-leading document and email management, Gilchrist Connell saw the value in moving its on-premises deployment of iManage Work to iManage Cloud. “Our firm has more than doubled in size over the past few years and our on-premises infrastructure wasn’t keeping up,” said Kirk Rogers, IT Director, Gilchrist Connell. “We sought an innovative solution to […]

Land Services SA title information now available within CATS conveyancing software

South Australian conveyancers and property lawyers now have direct access to Land Services SA title information, thanks to an industry-first integration between GlobalX and the Conveyancing and Trust Accounts System (CATS). Users of South Australia’s most widely used conveyancing software, CATS, now have the ability to instantly search, order and retrieve Register Searches and Title Details in seconds directly from within the CATS file. GlobalX CEO Peter Maloney said the integration is the first of the kind for conveyancers, providing time saving efficiency for practitioners across South Australia. “The synergy between GlobalX and CATS offers users the ability to order […]

The Supreme Podcast

The Supreme Court of Victoria has launched a podcast named Gertie’s Law. The three episodes so far have been: The Court; Crime and Punishment and The Most Difficult Things (covering Sentencing). Gertie’s Law podcast has come into existence following the express permission of Chief Justice Anne Ferguson. Some of the content is explicit and the podcast comes with a warning. Who is Gertie? Listen to Episode 1 below and if you can’t wait, skip to 44mins for the answer. All episodes can be found here:

Immediation appoints Expert Panel to resolve disputes on its online dispute resolution platform

Five former senior judges, including the former Chief Justices of Victoria and Western Australia, are among the legal elite who have come together to help resolve commercial disputes in an online environment. The disruptive platform, Immediation (, is the ?rst of its kind globally. The Immediation platform enables businesses and consumers to directly access mediation, arbitration and expert determination online as an alternative to traditional pathways, such as going to court. Immediation’s inaugural Panel, just released, represents the ?rst time that the top brass of the Australian legal profession has embraced online disruption. The Panel that Immediation has curated re?ects […]

Integra Announces Platform to Test Blockchain Proof-of-Concepts

What is the relevance of Blockchain to legal contracts? David Fisher of Integra explains: Consider the ubiquitous case of contracts. All parties to a contract keep copies of the contract, and between the multiple parties, multiple employees, multiple law firms, multiple attorneys, and multiple enterprise backup systems, there could literally be hundreds of copies of the contract, none of which can be independently confirmed to be authentic. Nobody can be trusted to hold the single copy of a contract, and so the remedy is massively redundant systems. Blockchain solves this problem of authenticity and uniqueness of contracts just as it […]

Maximising the benefits of document automation

By Paul Psaltis* [pictured] No matter what area of law you specialise in, document creation can be tedious. Whether you’re drafting an offer letter for a client about to buy their first home or writing up a will, these documents are dense, technical and one of the most time-consuming tasks lawyers and conveyancers deal with daily. Document automation software starts with basic legal documents that you draft frequently. Using data fields such as client name, and address the system can automatically populate the document without you doing it manually. You can simply input standard data into your practice management system, […]

In-house legal technology startup announces major Series A funding

Brightflag is used by corporate legal departments such as Telstra and Uber Brightflag has announced that it has raised US$8,500,000 Series A funding. The round was led by Sands Capital Ventures with participation from existing investors Frontline Ventures and Tribal Ventures. The funds will be used to continue Brightflag’s rapid global growth. Brightflag provides leading organizations like Uber and Telstra with an A.I. powered platform to manage their corporate legal department. Brightflag has tripled in size year on year since product launch in 2015 and has rapidly become the market leading platform for forward-thinking legal departments. The investment round will […]

Xenith capitulates to IPH

By Peter Frankl. IPH Limited will acquire Xenith IP Group Limited IPH increased its original offer by only a small amount, from $1.97 per Xenith share to $2.15. Within days of the new offer the Xenith Board unanimously recommended acceptance. The offer from IPH is $1.28 cash per Xenith share with the balance paid in IPH shares. IPH, in its revised offer, did not increase the cash component.  It has been one dramatic move after another to reach this point. It began with Xenith and QANTM IP moving towards a merger which was announced on 27 November 2018. This appeared […]

Intapp Announces Survey Results Detailing Lawyer’s Attitudes Toward Technology

Intapp, a leading provider of business applications for professional services firms, today announced the results of a survey designed to look at the dynamics that make for a successful law firm and lawyer. Despite growing awareness of the need for modern technology solutions to meet client needs and boost profitability, the survey showed that law firm use of technology designed specifically for legal applications still has a lot of room for improvement. The survey, conducted in partnership with YouGov, polled 258 lawyers at firms with 50+ employees: 133 in the U.S. and 125 in the U.K. It focused on how […]