4 ways law firms can build relationships

The inability of some lawyers to meaningfully connect with their clients is hardly surprising. The long hours, stressful situations and ensuring that they are keeping up with the latest issues/updates to the law can result…

How can technology be used to improve communication and engagement between lawyers and their clients?

Do you use any of the following brands: Amazon, Uber, AirBnB? If so, you’ll be aware of how we interact with brands now has significantly changed. The days of visiting a store to buy something…

Why you need a lawyer when you buy a property

Buying a property is a huge milestone and likely to be the biggest purchase you’ll ever make, so it pays to have your wits about you. The process of buying a home can be exciting,…

The ACT closes in on e-conveyancing mandate

On June 1, the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) introduced amendments to the Electronic Conveyancing National Law (ACT) Act 2020 and the Land Titles (Electronic Conveyancing) Legislation Amendment Act 2020 (ACT). The changes mean the ACT…

In a crowded field, success requires differentiation

In theory, legal practices are good businesses because subject to utilisation, there is the opportunity for a 300-400% markup, most work is done at your premises, it can be allocated over a period of time…

New NSW building law could be a game changer for apartment safety

Matthew Bell, Senior Lecturer and Co-Director of Studies for Construction Law, University of Melbourne This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. Three years have passed since…

Keep calm and carry on marketing

There have been infinite studies circulated about the importance of marketing during a pandemic. These studies all prove that the brands that chose to continue to show up during previous global disruptions such as world…

Victoria mandates probate must be e-filed from July 1

On July 1, 2020, the Supreme Court of Victoria launched its eFiling system, RedCrest-Probate. “From that date all applications and dealings with the Probate Office must be filed online.” When a person dies they often…

In the AI-enabled practice of the future, where does technical legal expertise fit?

This article was first published by the Centre for Legal Innovation (CLI) at The College of Law as a CLI Blog post on 7 January 2019.  We gratefully acknowledge Nicola Atkinson and CLI for their…

Valuing and Understanding Your Time as a Family Lawyer

For family law firms who want to maximise their profits, time is a family lawyers most valuable commodity. Unlike businesses that have a physical product they can reproduce; family law firms are dependent on their…