COVID-19 learnings: Providing on demand legal tech becomes a necessity

If “necessity is the mother of invention”, then COVID-19 has certainly proved to be the mother of accelerated innovation in the Australian Legal Profession. In the not so distant past, working remotely as a Solicitor…

A year in review: How has the world changed and where to next?

To our valued clients, In these unprecedented times, it is challenging to know what happens next and what to expect. However, over the past 12 months, we’ve seen our clients thrive in times of adversity,…

Secure technology can offer convenience too – here’s how

In the current environment, we all face the challenge of providing our services while socially distancing. Cash flow is under pressure and firms have seen the need to find more effective ways to manage matters…

Spotlight on QLD: Cyber Security and the transition to e-conveyancing

Lee Bailie InfoTrack’s General Manager of Products and Innovation recently interviewed David Bowles from the Queensland Law Society (QLS). They spoke about the state of play in Queensland, how COVID-19 may be affecting Queensland lawyers…

QLD passes regulation to allow witnessing of signed documentation via video link

Good news for lawyers in the sunshine state as “The Queensland Parliament has now passed regulations allowing for Wills and enduring documents (including enduring powers of attorney and advance health directives) to be witnessed via…

ARNECC recommends Cyber Security Training for firms

Earlier this year, ARNECC released updated Model Participation Rules, one of which covered Cyber Security Training for lawyers. Model Participation Rule 7.2 outlines that ARNECC conducted a security review and cyber security awareness training was…

New updates provide clarity on electronic signature usage

On May 6, the Federal Treasurer issued a legislative update allowing company officers to sign documents electronically. These changes will be valid for six months and do not apply to foreign companies and other entities…

5 methods to support your clients and future-proof your firm in a post pandemic world

In these unprecedented times it is challenging to know what happens next and what to expect. Will social distancing and self isolation go on much longer? When COVID-19 has passed, will my firm recover? These…

Barristers and courts meeting the challenges of virtual practice

Barristers and solicitors have traditionally worked in close quarters for long hours running court cases. However, social distancing and the limiting of face to face meetings has reduced that opportunity. At Banco Chambers, 8 of…

How you can future proof your practice post COVID-19

The way of the world is no longer changing. It is changed. Many of us have shifted to remote working and we are adapting to swapping out in person ways of working, like face to…