Interoperable ELNOs -what does this mean for your firm?

In October 2019, Sympli lodged it’s first registry instrument, a mortgage, in NSW. With two electronic lodgement network operators (ELNOs), how will e-Settlements work? In order to facilitate competition between electronic lodgement network providers, it’s…

Law and Technology: The Age of Cross-Collaboration

Innovation is no longer a buzzword in the legal industry. Over recent years, technology has been the catalyst for legal service delivery transformation, replacing labour-intensive tasks with automation and value maximisation of resources. Considering the…

NZ has new anti-money laundering legislation, should Australian follow suit?

Earlier this year, New Zealand implemented new anti-money laundering (AML) legislation in an effort to curb the flow of illicit money entering the housing market. Meanwhile, Australia has been scrutinised for its slow reaction to…

Two tried and tested strategies for growth

At Cultivate 2019: Melbourne, Meng Cheong, Senior Associate at Nevile and Co. shared practical tips, via a Q&A, for strong strategies that are helping his firm expand further internationally.  Let’s talk about some of the…

Update from the Office of the NSW Registrar General: Off the Plan contracts

Are you ready for the new off-the plan contract laws in NSW? The Office of the NSW Registrar General announced late last week that the commencement of new off the plan contract laws, is expected…

How to stay true to your company values while investing in growth

At Cultivate 2019: Brisbane, Tracey Whyte, Director of Business Development and Marketing at Piper Alderman shares her tips, via a Q&A, for staying true to your firm values while investing in growth. For Piper Alderman,…

Top tips to fight cyber-crime and protect your business and clients

One in three businesses will be impacted by cybercrime by the end of 2019. No matter the size of the business, many are not safe from cybercrime. Hackers use small businesses as gateways to bigger…

New data shows where your conveyancing business may have the most growth potential

Recently, Queensland launched digitised residential tenancy agreement. These smart contracts offer the functionality to handle payments of bond and rent, plus facilitate inspections and maintenance. REIQ suggests that these new smart contracts will make QLD…

Reasonable steps and conducting verification of identity (VOI) remotely

Over the past few years, state governments have been implementing more stringent rules when it comes to verifying the identity of parties in conveyancing transactions. These rules have been put into place to help keep…

Three ways to build innovation into your organisation

Despite the explosive rate of innovation transforming our world, how established organisations innovate themselves is another matter altogether. The string of defunct or struggling organisations such as Kodak, Nokia, Blockbuster, Blackberry or Borders Books attests…