“Small law firms bill 2.02 hours per day.” Are you missing out on revenue?

Multiple large-scale studies have shown that fee earners in small law firms are billing, on average, only 2.02 hours per day. The first time I read one of these studies, I was quick to dismiss…

3 things instructing practitioners must know when engaging an e-lodgment Subscriber

This is the first part of the SettleIT education series supporting practitioners to navigate the e-settlements and e-conveyancing landscape. This Article does not constitute legal advice. It is for general information purposes only.   Instructing practitioners are responsible for briefing e-lodgment Subscribers…

“Our 90-year-old client e-signs and completes identity verification with ease”

Understanding what makes your firm unique, is the key to success. Recently, we spoke with Greenhills Conveyancing in NSW about what makes their firm unique. The team create ‘conveyancing at your convenience’ to assist in…

How clear and open communication helped this firm move their matters forward

As we all begin to accept a future of living with COVID, the legal industry is opening up the conversation towards long-term flexible working and the importance of honest communication and connection between employees, despite…

We are lawyers, but we are people first

For all businesses across Australia, the last two financial years have created challenges, like we have never seen before. We recently spoke with Bona Fide Lawyers in Victoria. Rachel Lapinskas, Tim Riley, Megan Glew and…

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Permanent reforms to digital signatures planned for late 2021

Yesterday, the Government passed legislation enabling digital signatures to be used on documents until March 31, 2022, however the plan is to make this extension permanent in the months to come. With the Treasury Laws…

How one firm made their biggest saving: Time

Shakila Maclean, Relationship Manager at All Hours Conveyancing in Victoria spoke with us recently about how technology has impacted her firm. All Hours Property is a conveyancing firm based out of the Melbourne CBD and…

The law firm of the future

The law firm of the future

Zegal have recently released their ‘Thought Leadership Review 2021’ which assembled a panel of experts including lawyers, investors and founders from Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia, and the United Kingdom. The study aims to provide insight,…

‘Pure cyber crime’ set to rise as a third of Australians report attacks. Here’s how to protect yourself and your firm

‘Pure cyber crime’ set to rise as a third of Australians report attacks. Here’s how to protect yourself and your firm

Today, Flinders University released a report showing “A third of Australians have been the targets of cyber crime” at least once in their lives.” The study polled approximately 12,000 Australians, and found that roughly 2.8…

New Legal Market Research: How does your firm stack up?

New Legal Market Research: How does your firm stack up?

Recently, BigHand released the Legal Workflow Management Report which gathered data from over 900 senior legal operations, HR and Support Services professionals across the globe. The report shares new insight into law firms’ plans for…