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…

Developing a client-centric culture ensuring ethical strength

At Cultivate 2019: Brisbane, David Bowles, Solicitor from the Queensland Law Society (QLS) led the panel discussion on ethical considerations for law firms today. From hiring with ethical considerations in mind to technological changes, cyber…

Why eSignatures are the secret to business efficiency

Some things in life – like a heartfelt letter from a distant friend – deserve their place in the pen-and-paper world. Other things – like business agreements, sales contracts and employee onboarding forms – don’t.…

Be alert not alarmed to flags on a property search

When planning to build or develop land, buying a new property or make changes to existing property, it is important to consider what may impact the intentions of your client. Whether the area they are…

Why being an innovative legal firm can drive success and how

Innovation is a term that’s often used in business. In many businesses, you’re likely to hear the terms “innovation” and “innovative” multiple times. Yet, it is often so loosely used that we sometimes forget what…