Top tips to scale up in 2020

At Cultivate 2019: Sydney, Carl Bezuidenhout, Executive Director: Business Development, BDO shared his top tips to scale up your firm in 2020.  Tell us about the key focus areas within your business development plan? One…

New data to help grow your conveyancing business

Low interest rates, and relaxed macroeconomic restrictions have seen a jump in house prices across Sydney and Melbourne. According to Domain, both cities recorded a jump in median house prices of about 5%, since the…

Three changes business owners can make in the new year

December is the ideal time to set the goals you want to achieve in the new year. With proper planning, you can make resolutions you’ll actually keep. Embrace these three changes to achieve your business…

Looking for confidence when remotely verifying your client’s identity?

ABC News recently reported rising identity fraud figures. In 2007, 3.1% of Australians had experienced identity fraud but in 2014-2015, it had jumped to 6.4%. It is unsurprising that these figures are likely to rise…

Innovation competitions are the next big thing. Here are 8 ways to make them work

For centuries, human beings have relied on patents to encourage and protect innovation. The electric light was patented, the phonograph, television, WiFi and Nespresso capsules. But many inventions were not: matches, vaccination, computers and the…

Balancing a legal career with life

Lawyers operate in a profession that idolises perfection in tight timelines with highly important and pervasive matters. These stressors, in conjunction with high, achieving personalities and a competitive environment, have been shown to cause burnout,…

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…