Starting a law firm – do you have what it takes?

By the College of Law. Let’s get personal. Your law practice will reflect who you are – from the business model you create to the leadership style you adopt. So, before anything else, make time for a self-check and ask yourself if you have what it takes?  Download the Guide to starting a law firm and take your Readiness Self-Assessment Here’s 6 things you might want to think about Make sure the time is right Before you quit your job and sign a lease on a new office, be sure now is the right time to start. Opening a practice […]

Axiom Managed Solutions Relaunches as Factor

Building on its position as a leading provider of solutions for complex legal work at scale within the New Law sector, Axiom Managed Solutions (AMS) today announced the relaunch of the company with a new name  –   Factor – and a new website – http://www.factor.law. The company’s original investors including Benchmark Capital and Carrick Capital are doubling down on the newly branded organization and will remain long-term investors. The moves position the firm for rapid growth as it plans to expand its market position and double in size at a time when clients are eager for proven, practical innovation. This announcement marks the latest chapter in […]

The Future of Atrium

A pivot ends the Atrium law firm experiment. CEO and Co-founder, Justin Kan signals a sharper focus on its software business and a new staffing service beyond legal services. This comes a little over six months after raising US$50 million. The journey so far: 11 July 2017  The Secret Legal-Tech Product with US$10.5m Funding 22 September 2017 The client who birthed a law firm and its legal technology 12 September 2018 Silicon Valley to show the world how to do legal services 10 July 2019 US$50 million to build software for law firms and in-house and now: From The Future […]

New online Wills service gives the 50 per cent of Aussies without one the chance to act today

Maurice Blackburn Lawyers is today urging all Australians over the age of 18 to add drafting a Will to their New Year’s to-do list, saying too many people still did not have a Will despite a Will being vital irrespective of age or financial position Maurice Blackburn national head of Wills and Estates Law Andrew Simpson said more than half of Australians do not have a Will, and the New Year is the perfect time to act on this. “We know from our own research that more than half of Australians do not have a Will and of those, almost […]

Aylward Game Announces Alignment Of Forces With CastleGate Law

From Official Announcement: Aylward Game Solicitors (AGS) has confirmed it has aligned forces with boutique Gympie law firm CastleGate Law, bringing its Aussie office count up to six and expanding headcount to over 20 people across the country. CastleGate Law is a well-known regional law firm, headquartered in Gympie, QLD. Regional Expansion to Sunshine Coast The move sees AGS expand its location count to six, with the new Gympie and Sunshine Coast offices joining offices in Brisbane and Mackay Family Lawyers, with plans to open in Gladstone, Rockhampton and Far North QLD in 2020. The addition of the new team from CastleGate […]

Virtual team, not just a law firm, needed by clients

A new highly disruptive model is taking hold in the legal market and radically transforming the delivery of legal services, according to new US data. “A fundamental shift is now well underway,” concludes the 2020 Report on the State of the Legal Market issued today by the Center on Ethics and the Legal Profession at Georgetown University Law Center and Thomson Reuters Legal Executive Institute. While the previous law firm-centric model where firms decide how services are priced and delivered has been “remarkably resilient” and moderately successful in recent years, clients have now taken “decisive control” of the market and are demanding […]

Smokeball is now a full end-to-end Legal Practice Management System

Smokeball is now a full end-to-end Legal Practice Management System complete with matter types for family law, estates, leasing, litigation, conveyancing and conveyancing business law. To celebrate they are hitting the road in March 2020 for their Firms of the Future Roadshow. Smokeball is out to change and shape the legal software industry by bringing the most innovative and powerful technology to their clients so they can be the most successful businesses they can be. They are hosting this roadshow series in major cities across Australia not only to speak to the industry about their new all-inclusive software offering, but […]

Australia’s first Artificial Intelligence Employee Legal Assistant Available 24 hours a day 7 days a week!

Designed by people with legal knowledge, built by a local AI firm, and powered by Amazon Lex, Riqi is available on IRIQ Law’s website 24/7 to assist employees who are having difficulties at work in regard to unfair dismissal, unlawful terminations, workplace bullying, workplace discrimination, underpayments and general protections.   IRIQ Law have partnered with Blackbook AI to design and launch Riqi following extensive testing over the last 12 months. IRIQ Law Managing Legal Practitioner Director, Theresa Moltoni says that Riqi will assist law firms to provide a richer experience for clients, efficiency and cost savings with a careful regard for the proper exercise of professional obligations built in to each […]

Sprintlaw secures $1.2 million in capital raise

Tech-powered legal startup, Sprintlaw, has announced that it has secured $1.2 million in its first equity capital raise. Funding came from a collection of strategic angel investors and will be used to support Sprintlaw’s growth and development of proprietary tech solutions for the legal industry. Founded in 2017, Sprintlaw is at the forefront of NewLaw in Australia — operating completely online to connect startups and small businesses with cost-effective, user friendly legal solutions. Over the past three years, Sprintlaw’s team of expert lawyers and technologists have provided legal help to over 7,000 businesses. This latest announcement comes as the law […]

Lawyers to warn clients of risks of crowdfunding

Lawyers have been warned to be aware of the risks of crowdfunding and the professional and ethical issues they need to consider when navigating this complex issue with clients. To assist the legal profession deal with the emerging use of crowdfunding in litigation the Law Council of Australia has today released guidance for legal practitioners. Law Council President Arthur Moses SC said crowdfunding can be a useful tool to provide access to justice but it is not without significant risks. “Crowdfunding is not inherently unethical. The crowdfunding of legal expenses has developed as a means to provide access to the […]