SAGlobal announces intention to acquire LexisOne® from LexisNexis

The addition of LexisOne to the Legal360 product suite creates the legal industry’s premier business management software offering built on the Microsoft Dynamics 365 platform LexisNexis and SAGlobal®  have announced 18 January 2019 that they have reached agreement on the intention for SAGlobal to acquire the LexisOne® cloud-based ERP and Practice Management solution from LexisNexis®.  The acquisition will become part of their Legal360® offering to create a new leader in cloud-based Practice Management and Business Development solutions for law firms. “LexisOne is a strategic acquisition for us”, explained Stephen James Global CEO of SAGlobal.  “Following our acquisition of Legal360 last year, we […]

GlobalX launches new Verification of Identity App IDSecure

Lawyers and conveyancers who are looking to save time, increase workflow efficiency and mitigate the risk of property fraud now have access to a new identity verification tool thanks to technology experts GlobalX. Available for free on the App Store and Google Play, the IDSecure App can be used on any mobile device to help assess, quickly verify and record a client’s identity. GlobalX CEO Peter Maloney said the latest innovation enables Australian legal and conveyancing practitioners to verify their clients involved in a property transaction or business dealing. “We’re continually investing in innovations to streamline and digitise the conveyancing […]

Small law sharply divided as to what to expect in 2019

The inaugural LEAP Small Law Industry Index highlights the deep divide in the expectations and confidence of small law professionals for 2019 on a broad range of issues including profitability, cyber security and proposed AML/CTF legislation. “More than half of the respondents believe cyber security will be the top priority for the legal profession over the next two years with cloud-based operations and the importance of relationships also taking centre stage, suggesting that as our use of technology grows, our personal connections become even more important,” commented LEAP CEO, Brendan Smart. Over half of the industry (52%) believes that the interception of […]

Kennedys DIY Insurance litigation service now being adapted for Australia

KLAiM, Kennedys’ virtual defence lawyer that allows clients to take more control over litigation, is being rolled out internationally and also to new lines. KLAiM 4 is the latest version of its online litigation system designed to help clients use lawyers less. Using the collective knowhow of hundreds of Kennedys’ lawyers, it allows clients to deal with litigation without needing to use a lawyer. According to Kennedys, UK clients are settling in excess of 80% of their claims inside the system without the need for a lawyer at all. The web-based platform provides built-in templates and guidance notes that navigate […]

How smart law firms give clients 24/7 service

By Michelle Chun-Hoon, Zaliet. Self-service technology can meet client needs Self-service technology is not a new phenomenon. Many industries have quickly realised the value in offering self-service options for consumers, and the legal industry is not exempt. The high adoption rates of self-service technology can largely be attributed to the changes in consumer behaviour and expectations. A recent study found that 47 per cent of consumers search for an answer online before calling a company. This comes as no surprise as consumers no longer have to physically visit a business or even call up for that matter; answers are available […]

GlobalX wins principal partnership for national conveyancing event

The Australian Institute of Conveyancers (AIC) National has today announced conveyancing and legal technology experts GlobalX as the naming rights Principal Partner of the peak industry body’s biennial National Conference. Held at the Westin in Sydney, the AIC National GlobalX Conference will run from 3 – 5 May 2019 and is set to shape the future of conveyancing in Australia, with extensive professional development and education offered over the three-day event. GlobalX CEO Peter Maloney said the partnership with AIC National represented a continued commitment to support the industry’s peak body and thousands of conveyancers across the nation. “We are […]

Singapore and Clifford Chance boost legaltech innovation hub

Clifford Chance has launched Create+65, an initiative to identify, incubate, test and pilot new legal technology solutions to enhance the firm’s, and the wider industry’s, service offering to clients. Supported by the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) and in collaboration with Future Law Innovation Programme (FLIP) by the Singapore Academy of Law (SAL), Create+65 will bring together venture capitalists, start-ups, product owners and developers, universities and private institutions to share knowledge and develop and test new legal services tools and solutions for real-life business challenges. Create+65 will be part of the firm’s Innovation and Best Delivery Hub for Asia Pacific based in Singapore, […]

European startup creates app to enable binding contracts by video

According to the company: Lexigogo video contracts are electronic documents signed with electronic signatures and are therefore legally binding for most personal and business transactions around the world (including the United States, the European Union, Canada, Australia, Russia and India).  Lexigogo video contracts have been developed so that: A signer can uniquely be identified A signer can be uniquely linked to a signature The signers have access to their contracts at any time Effective contracts cannot be altered or tampered with More at http://www.lexigogo.com

Sympli lodges first electronic document in Victoria

Sympli extends service to a second Australian state as part of a national rollout Sympli Australia Pty Ltd (Sympli), the newest e-Settlement solution to enter the conveyancing market, commenced operations in Victoria earlier today. Shortly after launching services in Queensland this month, Sympli has begun rolling out its services around Australia, creating choice for conveyancing and legal practitioners. Sympli launched in Queensland in early December 2018. Victoria is now the second state in which it is operating. Sympli completed the lodgement of a Caveat, a key land registry document. Victoria is the second largest property market in Australia and the […]