PRACTICE INTELLIGENCE

Sydney, Melbourne property prices boom again

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According to CoreLogic, Sydney dwelling values increased 1.6% in one month during August 2019 and in Melbourne by 1.4%. Auction clearance rates for the combined…

How outsourcing your property settlements can free you up to focus on client relationships

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By SettleIT team. When NSW mandated electronic settlements in July 2019, it became the third state to do so in this shift to digital for…

There’s a lot of talk about changing the way legal services are delivered and then there’s Sprintlaw

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The founders of law firm Sprintlaw came to the conclusion that legal services for startups and small businesses were too expensive, too time-consuming and too…

No Turning Back for In-House Legal

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By Peter Frankl. In-house lawyers from the largest and most influential organisations wanted to be part of the Legal Operations revolution. The rhetoric was irresistible…

US$250 million for Clio to develop next generation legal tech company

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Clio, the Canada-headquartered cloud practice management software company, has raised US$250 million in a Series D funding round from TCV and JMI Equity. The company has…

Slater & Gordon Annual Results

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By Peter Frankl After almost self-destructing, Slater & Gordon (Australia) has proved that it can survive. That's what its financial year 2019 results show.  If…

Shine Lawyers Annual Results and Insurance Claims Automation

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Financial performance not significantly different to last year In financial year 2019 (FY19) Shine Lawyers obtained $650 million in damages for its clients. This was…

Decline in demand for employee solicitors

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According to the measure of job ads advertised on the internet, the demand for employee solicitors has declined by 17% in one year. This wipes…

Tax lawyer appointed Chief Mindfulness Officer

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Dentons, the world’s largest law firm, has appointed partner Karina Furga-Dabrowska [based in Poland] as Europe Chief Mindfulness Officer. The appointment reflects her groundbreaking work in launching…

Soft skills increase in value with the rise of Artificial Intelligence

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Recently, LinkedIn surveyed 4,136 employees and 844 Learning and Development professionals across Australia, India, Japan and Singapore. In Australia, they found that the top skills requested by these…
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