The majority of Australasian law firms rate themselves as innovative but there is little evidence to support this claim, according to the results of the 2016 ALPMA/InfoTrack Adapting to the Changing Legal Landscape report released at the 2016 ALPMA Summit in Melbourne today.
The Australasian legal profession is slow in adapting to the changing legal landscape, according to the new research conducted by the Australasian Legal Practice Management Association (ALPMA) and InfoTrack.
With conveyancing practitioners across the country claiming that many of their clients don’t have the necessary documents - including a driver’s licence or passport - to meet new Verification of Identity (VOI) requirements, the country leading search provider InfoTrack is calling on state registries to consider simplifying the process which is currently causing excessive costs and time delays in the settlement process.
While the cloud is fast gaining traction as the filing cabinet of the future, the legal profession continues to have concerns about data sovereignty and data privacy. A new survey conducted by InfoTrack and InPlace Solutions has found that 56.7 per cent of respondents cited data sovereignty as their primary concern and 46.7 per cent cited data privacy.
Understanding that a client focus is now becoming critical to profitability and growth in the legal sector, InfoTrack Australia’s leading Saas platform that provides intelligent searching for professionals, has launched the InfoTrack Client Centricity Awards to recognise legal practitioners, teams and firms across Australia that deliver excellence in client services and customer experience.
Legal search innovator InfoTrack has radically simplified cumbersome and time consuming Contract for Sale with the launch of a ‘one-stop-shop’ which enables conveyancers to order an entire Contract for Sale complete with searches and certificates.
LegalVision, an online law firm targeting small to medium Australian businesses, was crowned the 2015 ALPMA/InfoTrack Thought Leadership Award winner, ahead of finalists RMB Lawyers, The Conveyancing Shop and LawLab, at the ALPMA Summit Gala dinner in the Gold Coast on Thursday 10 September.
InfoTrack has been named in the BRW Best Places to Work 2015 study for the second year in a row, placing number 17 in the over 100 employees category.
InfoTrack Chief Executive Stephen Wood has been appointed Chairman of the InfoTrack group of companies including InfoTrack Australia, Scott Ashwood, InfoTrack UK and the STL Group (UK) and former Chief Technology Officer John Ahern appointed Chief Executive as the leading search provider gears up to continue its aggressive growth strategy locally and off shore.