PRACTICE INTELLIGENCE

Unconfirmed: Allens victim of high-profile cyber attack

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According to AFR: Major Australian law firm Allens was the victim of a high-profile cyber attack that compromised the service provider it trusted with sensitive…

Property settlements in December 2020 were a two-year high

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Victoria witnessed a 43% month-on-month increase in property sale settlements for the month of December, according to Australia’s leading online property settlement platform, PEXA. December…

Top 21 CPD legal courses for 2021

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By College of Law. 2021 is underway, leaving us more acutely aware that our world moves at a lightning pace. But it can still be…

Lawyers, are you as resilient as you think?

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By College of Law. When the average person thinks about the attributes of a lawyer, ‘confidence’ is one of the first terms that comes to…

Lessons from losing US$75 million in the legal services market

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It was a moment of excitement in the business of law. Silicon Valley was going to show the world how to do legal services. It…

DWF share price struggles – new operating structure announced

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DWF's share price on the London Stock Exchange is 33% below its listing price. It listed in March 2019 at 122p and was 82.10p on…

Law firms: fast to fire, slow to hire

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Job advertisements for solicitors were still 26% below the same period as last year (November 2020 v November 2019) whereas job advertisements for 'all occupations'…

Covid breaks law firm merger activity

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The US Experience: After a record-breaking year in 2019, US law firm merger and acquisition activity dropped 43% from a high of 115 combinations in…

The Small Firm Billing Problem

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by Hunter Steele* Multiple large-scale studies have shown that fee earners in small law firms are billing, on average, only 2.02 hours per day. The…

Law Council response to Committee’s final report into the Litigation and Class Action Industry in Australia

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“The Law Council agrees in principle with a number of the 31 recommendations made in the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services’ final…
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