Key Points from Macquarie Group: 1. Before Covid: strong growth in house prices – particularly Sydney and Melbourne 2. After Covid: listing numbers fell sharply but now back to average levels of last year 3. Rising unemployment and reduced migration – affecting demand for rental properties 4. Mortgage rates down and affordability up 5. Macquarie predicts current interest rates should continue for two to three years 6. Dwelling prices have fallen only 2% – 4% depending on area of Australia. This is a mild fall under the circumstances 7. Macquarie predicts that the government would intervene if dwelling values were […]
Lawyers: end conflict in getting paid for your services. There is a better way than debtors collections. Peter Frankl (editor of Legal Practice Intelligence) interviews Richard Hugo-Hamman of LEAP Legal Software about instalment plans set up through RapidPay. Predictable revenue and cashflow is achievable. Learn more here
Lawyer Justin Betar shares his experience as a recognised innovator in using technology in legal practice. Justin is also a triathlete and skier. He talks to Jane Oxley (Smokeball Software) and Peter Frankl (Editor – Legal Practice Intelligence) about the interplay between sporting activity, great software and success in legal practice. Smokeball Software https://www.smokeball.com.au Betar Lawyers https://www.betarlawyers.com.au
How can artificial intelligence ease the burden on the Family Court system? Professor Tania Sourdin, Dean of the Newcastle Law School at the University of Newcastle, takes you through how these applications work. Listen at ABC Radio site here
Jane Oxley shares what it takes to be a Great Place to Work company. How to listen to staff and how to excel in a virtual, remote working environment. Plus a bonus: the latest updates from Smokeball product development including certification of Smokeball Trust Accounting. https://www.smokeball.com.au
Technology Lawyer, Alan Arnott explains precedent and automation platform, Contract Instructor. More at https://www.contractinstructor.io
Shred2U – A flexible shredding service – not too expensive and not too cheap (and risky). Chief Shredder, Steve Orenstein explains. Learn more at https://shred2u.com.au
Legal Operations is the overlay of processes and technology that legal professionals adopt to maximise efficiency and business outcomes within legal departments and law firms. Below video published by CLOC.
Jason Elias of Elias Recruitment gives a behind the scenes look at the legal employment market, May 2020. www.eliasrecruitment.com legal recruitment specialists.
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 […]