Internal team communications – before, during and after any pandemic – path to success

By Jane Oxley* of Smokeball software Enough with the emails! With many of us working from home right now, most law firms we’re speaking to are telling us that they have more emails than ever at this time. Not only do they have their normal overwhelming number of emails, now they also have most of the internal conversations through email too. Responding to emails promptly, filing emails against a matter, finding the right email when you need it, is already extremely difficult and time consuming for firms (especially if they’re not using a system like Smokeball to auto-file them against […]

Most optimistic home price gains in 2020 for Queensland

A positive prediction for conveyancing in 2020 Westpac analysis predicts continued price growth for properties across Australia. As long as prices are not falling, sales volumes and conveyancing can expect increased activity. According to Westpac predictions, Queensland homes are likely to see the biggest percentage price gains in 2020, partly because the state has lagged the price growth of New South Wales and Victoria. If the Australia-wide prediction is realised, it will likely be modest price gains, as the recent factors that have caused price booms, especially in Sydney and Melbourne, have already flowed through the property market.  

Cybersecurity from every angle

What do the following people think about Cybersecurity, its legal, community and practice of law consequences? LexisNexis has published, in podcast form, the panel discussions that took place at its 2019 Roadshow events. Visit the podcast page here • Ben Cornish (SAAB Security) • Yvonne Sears (IS Defence / Australian Women in Security) • Daniel Kiley (HWL Ebsworth) • John MacPhail (Lynch Meyer) • Dr Guido Governatori (Data61) • Alex Hutchens (McCullough Robertson) • John Swinson (King & Wood Mallesons) • Edwina Morris (Vocus Group) • Tim Dingwall (Griffin Legal) • Ravi de Fonseka (Johnson Winter & Slattery) • Cheng Lim (King & Wood Mallesons) • Dr Suelette Dreyfus (University of Melbourne) […]