PRACTICE INTELLIGENCE

$80 million for Family Law Sector

Federal Budget 2017-18 and the legal sector  The Federal Government has committed $80 million to family law and family violence services. “This will help repair a family law system on the verge of breaking,” Law Society of NSW president Pauline Wright said. “Families turn to the justice system in crisis. “This critically needed funding could help reduce the hardship for many parents and children who spend years and thousands of dollars struggling through mediation and court processes.” Ms Wright said the commitment of $10.7 million for family consultants to deal with family law cases and $3.4 million for six new domestic violence […]

Innovative legaltech firm gets $500,000 funding boost

Equity Investment from Queensland Government Treasurer and Minister for Trade and Investment Curtis Pitt has announced Brisbane-based legaltech company Lawcadia has received $500,000 from the Queensland Government’s Business Development Fund. Mr Pitt said the funding will assist Lawcadia expand its legal procurement business, which is already attracting significant business interest across Australia and the Asia-Pacific region. “This home-grown company is the first legaltech startup to receive funding from the Business Development Fund and it’s exactly the type of innovative business that the Palaszczuk Government is looking to invest in,” Mr Pitt said. “The Lawcadia business model aims to help companies […]

Launch of 2017 Legal Innovation Index

The 2017 Legal Innovation Index is now open for entry, inviting pioneering firms and legal teams across Australia and New Zealand to submit their market-changing innovations.   The Index was launched in 2013 by Janders Dean, in partnership with LexisNexis, seeking to identify individuals and organisations across Australia and New Zealand that differentiate themselves from their peers by exemplifying innovation. Recognition can be achieved in areas like business development, client service delivery or legal community education.   “Since the inception of this Index, we have been proud to see some amazing innovations being rolled out by legal firms, in-house counsels […]

GlobalX announces Homes for Homes partnership

GlobalX has announced a national partnership with Homes for Homes, a not-for-profit organisation pledging to tackle the issue of Australia’s housing affordability crisis. Homes for Homes is a social enterprise backed by The Big Issue that encourages property sellers to make a 0.1 per donation of their total property price at the time of settlement.   Initial forecasts suggest the donations secured through the initiative will create an ongoing new supply of funding for social and affordable houses.   GlobalX CEO Peter Maloney said Homes for Homes was a creative solution to an increasingly important issue.   “Current estimates suggest […]