The BigHand Community Conference returns to Sydney in November 2019

The event theme of “Insight to Action” draws on the insight provided by the BigHand solutions to inspire data-driven action in law firms. By harnessing the power of data and historical insights, BigHand clients are able to make informed business decisions to accelerate growth in the future. BigHand have continued to focus on growth over the last two and half years, and the event will enable clients to learn, listen and share how they have utilised BigHand’s latest technology advances as well as attend sessions from the client services and products teams, locally and globally. The agenda will address how […]

Sympli Lodges First Registry Instrument for New South Wales

–New South Wales lodgement continues Sympli’s progressive roll-out of services nationally– Australia’s newest Electronic Lodgment Network Operator (ELNO), Sympli Australia Pty Ltd (Sympli), has expanded its service offering with the successful lodgment of its first registry instrument, a mortgage in New South Wales. The mortgage, a key land registry document, was lodged by T.H. Walker Solicitors and Conveyancers as a stand-alone, non-financial transaction. The mortgage document is one of many instruments Sympli will offer to clients as it progressively rolls out its services in New South Wales and nationally. Jason Fox of T.H. Walker Solicitors and Conveyancers said: “We’re thrilled […]

Thomson Reuters and OpenLaw Combine Blockchain-Driven Smart Contracts with Document Automation Technology

Thomson Reuters and OpenLaw are exploring the future of legal documents with a cutting-edge proof of concept that combines smart documents powered by blockchain technology with document automation.  Contract Express from Thomson Reuters is a leading solution for efficiently producing the most up-to-date, consistent and accurate legal documents. OpenLaw developed the first decentralized peer-to-peer protocol for creating legal agreements. Combining the two unlocks new capabilities to create legal documents with vastly more powerful and unique features, along with superior efficiency and security.  The initial proof of concept shows how Contract Express can be used to create a contract from a Practical Law […]

InfoTrack named a Deloitte Best Managed Company 2019

InfoTrack has been named a winner of Deloitte’s Best Managed Companies 2019. InfoTrack, is among eight private Australian companies recognised for their outstanding business performance in Deloitte Australia’s first ever Best Managed Companies (BMC) awards. The Best Managed Companies program recognises local excellence among privately owned Australian companies. Hundreds of innovative and entrepreneurial companies undergo a rigorous application process – but only truly the best are awarded the prestigious title of Best Managed Company. This is the first time the Best Managed Company awards was hosted in Australia with a long history across Europe and the Americas. InfoTrack was awarded this prestigious title […]

Produce documents at the speed of sound

Dragon types for you as you speak, and as we talk three times faster than we can type, the productivity implications are considerable. It quickly and accurately turns your spoken words into text. It lets you put your voice to work to easily dictate and edit documents, proposals, reports and more. With Dragon you spend less time producing documents, and more time on activities that boost the bottom line. “I thought I was a good typist until I started using Nuance Dragon Legal,” explains Joseph Garven, a Patent Attorney with New Zealand’s leading patent and trademark attorney firm, James & […]

Learning new ways to complete admin tasks doesn’t have to be time consuming

By InfoTrack. Now, 94 per cent of eligible conveyancing transactions are being completed electronically in NSW. This figure is close to 100 per cent for Victoria. As the adoption of e-conveyancing increases, some lawyers and conveyancers may be left behind. This is due to several factors such as: the inability to price competitively, difficulty upskilling resources, a gap in technology knowledge or challenges with adopting new online processes. How can we transform these threats into tomorrow’s opportunities? The Eventful Group’s “2019 Legal Innovation Report” found that 48% of Australian firms surveyed expressed their biggest challenge to driving innovation and using […]

Australian law firms under attack from cyber criminals

Nearly one in five Australian law firms have suffered cyber security breaches in the last two years, as the legal industry faces increasing pressure to improve data security measures. Research by leading Australian technology company GlobalX and the Australasian Legal Practice Management Association (ALPMA) found that 27 of the 172 firms surveyed, or more than 15 per cent, reported a breach. The survey also revealed that 87 per cent of firms are concerned about cyber security, with more than 80 per cent saying they would invest in more cyber security training over the next five years. GlobalX CEO Peter Maloney […]

To become the new normal? Document management integrated with AI capabilities

NetDocuments, secure cloud-based content services platform, has announced a joint technology integration with Kira Systems and SeeUnity providing a simple way to pass NetDocuments content to Kira’s artificial intelligence engine for deeper content understanding. AI and machine learning innovations have caught the interest of the legal tech community, yet many are still waiting to see practical implementation and repeatable, real-world results. NetDocuments has pioneered an open, easy to use partner ecosystem that allows customers to choose which best-of-breed technology partners to integrate into their DMS so they can reap the benefits of AI today. Peter Buck, Vice President of Product […]

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) […]

Young Entrepreneur Award recipient, Australian legal technology company, gets funding boost from leading venture capital firm

Brisbane-based legal technology company Lawcadia has announced that it has recently raised $1.3 million in a pre-Series A round from a number of private investors and Artesian, a leading Australian alternative investments and venture capital firm.   Founders of Lawcadia, Warwick Walsh and Sacha Kirk, recent recipients of Brisbane’s Young Entrepreneurs Award 2019 (Legal Category), had previously accepted investments from Queensland’s Business Development Fund and Brisbane-based seed investor ACAC Innovation. This brings the total amount that Lawcadia has raised to $3.8 million over 3 years. For Artesian, Australia’s largest and most active early-stage venture capital firm, Lawcadia is one of their […]