Innovative legal professionals recognised in fifth year of Index

The finalists of the 2017 Legal Innovation Index have been announced today by LexisNexis® Pacific and Janders Dean.

The Index seeks to recognise the most innovative firms and legal professionals in Australia and New Zealand that have delivered unique solutions and added value for their clients, setting their organisation apart from the competition.

“The Legal Innovation Index is an industry barometer which can encourage legal professionals to differentiate themselves within the sector and strive to improve established ways of working to shape the future of the legal sector,” said Simon Wilkins, General Manager for LexisNexis Australia.

“Since its inaugural year in 2013, the awards have celebrated some outstanding innovations across Australia and New Zealand which have provided legal practitioners with new avenues through which to improve the service and value that they deliver to their clients,” said Mr Wilkins.

The individual category finalists come from diverse areas of the law, including education, family law, community legal centres, and automation.

They include:

  • Andrea Perry-Petersen, LawRight
  • Graeme Grovum, Corrs Chambers Westgarth
  • Clarissa Rayward, Happy Lawyer Happy Life
  • Claudia King, Automio; Matthew Robinson, FCB Group
  • A joint entry from University Academics, Smart Casual.

The organisation category finalists include:

  • Australian Migration Agent and Immigration Lawyer Association
  • Lexvoco
  • Hive Legal
  • You Legal
  • Pace Legal
  • Helix Legal
  • Minter Ellison
  • Gilbert + Tobin
  • Pinsent Masons
  • Westpac Legal Team
  • Herbert Smith Freehills
  • Allens
  • Corrs Chambers Westgarth

“The Legal Innovation Index continues to bring together individuals and organisations whose efforts have created real steps forward in how we practice law and educate. This year once again sees a diverse range of organisations being recognised, from top tier law firms to startups, who all recognise that the legal landscape is changing and innovation is required to succeed,” said Justin North, Founder of Janders Dean.


The winners of the 2017 Legal Innovation Index will be announced at a private event in Sydney on 30 August 2017 and will be published online.