Bundledocs expands presence in APAC with appointment of new Head of Sales

Bundledocs, a leading provider of ebundling software, has announced that Nick Goldrick will be joining Bundledocs as Regional Head of Sales across the Asia Pacific Region. Nick will be bringing solid experience of the legal technology sector in addition to over 20 years’ experience in banking, property and technology. In this newly created role, Nick will continue Bundledocs expansion across the APAC region from our Sydney office. Bundledocs cloud first software, hosted on Microsoft Azure in Australia and in the government cloud framework in Canberra, is designed to make electronic document bundling and secure sharing simple for legal professionals. Speaking […]

Nevermind the pandemic – BigHand keeps the workflow flowing

Baker Donelson optimises firm-wide remote working and client service with use of BigHand’s legal specific workflow technology AM Law 200 firm Baker Donelson has taken proactive measures to ease the transition to remote working and ensure optimal client service throughout the global crisis, by accelerating its deployment of the legal workflow solution, BigHand Now. The firm previously prepared for and equipped its lawyers and staff to work from home, having stress-tested its networks and systems and, with a great effort by its IT staff, got its teams up and running quickly after its offices had locked down. Baker Donelson had […]

Not wasting a good crisis

Will these changes be temporary or should they have been implemented regardless of a crisis? What are we going to do with the age old narrative that lawyers, courts, barristers and bureaucracies can only be expected to adopt new technology at a snail’s pace? The legal sector and associated bureaucracies are certainly not wasting this crisis: NSW Government Video conferencing technology like Skype, WhatsApp, FaceTime and Zoom can now be used in the witnessing of legal documents like wills, powers of attorney and statutory declarations under a new regulation. learn more here. Courts Virtual hearings The Family Court and Federal […]

thedocyard share price doubles from covid lows

M&A deal software company, thedocyard (ASX:TDY) listed on the ASX at 20 cents per share on 14 February 2020. The share price gradually slid down to 8 cents by the last week of March 2020. By 24 April 2020 its share price more than doubled from its low to 17 cents – though this is still less than its IPO price. This regaining of confidence in the value of the company had already been achieved by 16 April 2020 which was the date that the company released an upbeat outlook on its prospects: “over the last month in response to […]

GlobalX repivots Verification of Identity offering to cater for social distancing measures

Legal technology provider GlobalX has launched a new Verification of Identity (VOI) online platform IDSecure VirtualVOI in response to practitioners’ demand for a safer alternative to conducting face-to-face in-person VOI of their clients. In line with Australian Registrars National Electronic Conveyancing Council (ARNECC) response to COVID-19 to recently relaxing traditional physical in-person VOI requirements, IDSecure VirtualVOI has been created to deliver a robust and secure option in the current climate. VirtualVOI is the latest addition to IDSecure’s suite of award-winning services that securely facilitates online VOI meetings. The remote solution uses facial biometric verification technology to compare facial features of […]

Teams or Zoom, which is the right choice for your firm?

By Andrea Foot of Leaf Logic. Ok, I have to put my hands up and confess that this is a trick question. It’s a bit like asking ‘would you pick a dog or a cat?’ If you want to go on long, woodland walks, then go for the dog. If it’s more about finding something low maintenance that you can ignore as much as it ignores you, it’s the cat that you want. Spending some time thinking about what you’re hoping to achieve through virtual meeting technology is highly recommended and will save you at least some frustrations. But let’s […]

Courts are moving to video during coronavirus, but research shows it’s hard to get a fair trial remotely

By Meredith Rossner, Australian National University, David Tait, Western Sydney University. In the past, the courts were ideal breeding grounds for spreading disease. In what became known as the “Black Assize”, a deadly fever that swept through prisons and courts in England in 1586, 11 of 12 jurors in one trial died. So did a number of judges and constables. In the current coronavirus pandemic, Australian courts are taking no chances, with NSW, Victoria and other states announcing there will be no new jury trials until further notice. But many courts are rapidly increasing the use of video for other essential hearings. States and territories […]

Verification of Identity solutions emerging during COVID-19

By InfoTrack. As new Verification of Identity (VOI) tech solutions emerge during COVID-19 to support banking, finance and legal sectors with remotely verifying the identity of their clients, InfoTrack CEO, Mr John Ahern warns “you should do your homework.” Mr Ahern is urging all industries to “pay attention to what is being verified, whether official documents are checked against government records and if the security and privacy of your client’s data is guaranteed.” InfoTrack has offered a VOI solution since October 2015 and has completed over 160,540 verifications. Mr Ahern goes on to say that “we are effectively processing a […]

56 firms selected 3E last year

Thomson Reuters Elite, part of the Legal Professionals division of Thomson Reuters, has announced another year of significant growth for its portfolio of business management solutions. A record 56 firms—including six Am Law 100 firms—selected 3E® as their end-to-end solution for their practice management needs last year, bringing the total number of 3E customers to 331 worldwide. This includes 69 firms migrating from Enterprise® in the past 2 years. Furthermore, the total number of firms live on 3E has now reached more than 185, with more than 225 firms expected to be live by the end of 2020. 93% of […]

How barristers are adapting

If Banco Chambers is typical, barristers may have forever smashed the stereotype of being the slowest in the legal world to adopt technology. Of course these are not typical times but the details coming out of Banco Chambers in Sydney would make it hard to imagine that there will be a turning back of the clock when things settle down. Here are some examples: Elliot Hyde has been appearing in an eight-day hearing before Stevenson J in the Supreme Court Commercial List by means of a virtual courtroom hosted by Epiq (LCM Investment Fund v Vannin Capital). The proceeding has […]