Huge investment into digitising legal services

US/UK: Rocket Lawyer Announces US$223 Million Growth Investment Led by Vista Credit Partners Strategic financing will accelerate legal tech innovation and expand access to justice worldwide Official announcement: Rocket Lawyer, the affordable and complete legal service, today announced a major growth capital financing of $223 million, led by Vista Credit Partners (“VCP”), a strategic credit investor and financing partner focused on the enterprise software, data, and technology markets. Rocket Lawyer and Vista will collaborate to scale the Rocket Legal Cloud™ platform to meet the strong and accelerating demand for the company’s natively digital tools of justice. Founded in 2008, based on patented […]

$10 million grant funding for Australian tech companies to solve regulatory challenges

Applications for the Federal Government Business Research and Innovation Initiative (BRII) are now open. The new round of BRII focuses on exploring innovative technologies that can transform government regulatory processes. $10 million in funding is available to help small and medium enterprises (SME) and start-up companies develop innovative tech solutions. The four BRII regulatory technology challenges include: Using technology for a streamlined path to marine autonomous systems assurance. The Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) is seeking a standardised approach to gathering test and evaluation evidence. The solution will assure new marine robotics and autonomous systems with artificial intelligence (RAS-AI), and […]

Lawcadia announces document automation for self-service and legal team efficiency

Australian legal technology company Lawcadia announces built-in document automation features to meet the growing demand for automation as legal departments face work over-load. In recent research of legal department leaders, 87% confirmed that their teams spend too much time on low complexity, routine tasks, and 76% said that they find it challenging to manage current workloads. It has become apparent that self-service strategies and automated processes, including document automation, must now be considered essential.  To help the legal function ‘do more’, legal workflow automation experts Lawcadia have expanded their matter and spend management capabilities to include document automation. Lawcadia chief […]

Gadens launches RegTech solution powered by Lawcadia

From official announcement: Gadens Breach Manager — the first-of-its-kind, cloud-based RegTech platform which officially launched this month — streamlines the information collation, assessment and reporting process of potential regulatory issues to one online platform, allowing financial services institutions across the country to ensure defensible, timely and cost-effective compliance with the new and newly important regimes, including BEAR/FAR, ADI, AFSL and ACL obligations, AML/CTF, Privacy and Design & Distribution. The user-friendly platform is protected from a cyber, legal privilege and server standpoint, and is designed to be exceptionally cost-effective — with zero legal costs to Gadens’ clients for in-house user flow (i.e. […]

DWF rolls out new health and safety compliance software in Australia

DWF has launched its health and safety compliance software in Australia, with Australian waste management company J.J. Richards & Sons deploying the DWF 360 risk software technology to replace its health and safety compliance, claims and audit systems. The software will be distributed across multiple operational sites in several Australian states, home to over 2,000 employees. More here   ?

Joinder Announces Launch of Solutions-Based Legal Engagement Platform

Incubated at Orrick, Joinder officially launches as an independent software platform providing a system-of-record for corporate legal departments. Joinder, Inc. (Joinder), a solutions-based engagement platform that puts corporate legal departments in control of all of their deadlines, tasks, and records, today announced the official launch of its product. This announcement follows a development and incubation period at Orrick, led by Joinder CEO and former Orrick Partner Don Keller, and his former Venture Law Group Partner and Joinder’s Chief Product Officer, Jim Brock. “Work product, records, deadlines, and tasks have long been controlled by outside law firms,” said Joinder CEO, Don […]

US$66 million to automate services

Can you automate services? Can you automate legal services? Can you automate legal services without any coding knowledge? Tech company, Bryter believes the answer to all of these questions is yes and has obtained a further US$66 million from sources confident that it can do it. Bryter is not a startup but it is a young company founded in 2018. It already has an impressive list of clients/users. Its latest funding is its largest to date.  Excerpts from official announcement: Enterprise no-code platform BRYTER raises $66 million Series B to accelerate US expansion, led by Tiger Global Pandemic applications have […]

Three reasons why your firm deserves conveyancing technology built for you

By InfoTrack. We all love things built just for us. Whether it be preferred settings on your mobile home screen, ‘recommended viewing’ for your Netflix profile, or your car’s digital dash screen set with your personal preferences. These technology sweeteners have emerged in recent years to improve your experience and to give you back the power to streamline how you do things in your day to save you time. The handling of property matters can vary greatly from state to state and based on whether you are completing a sale, purchase or custom Contract. When it comes to sourcing the […]

Better Briefs, Binders and Bundles: BundlePro Software

LEAP and Fileman have announced the release of a new of a new integrated digital bundling solution called BundlePro that is perfect for the new flexible working arrangements created by the pandemic. Without easy access to scanners and printers, a lot of historically hard-copy based work has shifted online. Sean Conroy, General Manager of Fileman, said “Many law firms have used generic PDF products in the past. In response to feedback from clients we took our PDF research and applied it to helping lawyers create and manipulate digital bundles in a structure that is specifically and only designed for use […]