Marketing & Business Development

Q&A: Dominic Woolrych – “Whereas I used to have to beg lawyers to join our platform, now we easily get 20 applications a week”

[Australasian Law Management Journal,Finance & Accounting,General Management,Marketing & Business Development,Strategy & Leadership,Technology] March 26, 2020

In our Q&A, Lawpath founder and CEO Dominic Woolrych explains how a relatively young company has become Australia’s leading legal software platform for businesses and individuals in the past six years; why he gave up the security of working for a big firm; and outlines his two key pieces of advice for  others wanting to […]

The conscious law firm – and the fascinating cases of Marque Lawyers and Hive Legal

[Australasian Law Management Journal,General Management,Marketing & Business Development,Strategy & Leadership,Uncategorized] March 3, 2020

In the second part of a three-part series, Dr Christian Duperouzel continues his examination of the notion of conscious capitalism and how two boutique Australian law firms have achieved success by moving away from conventional rules and practices.   Marque Lawyers is a Sydney-based law firm that was established in 2008 after a number of […]

Q&A: Carly Stebbing – “The bigger firms have more to be concerned about than smaller firms in this technological era”

[Australasian Law Management Journal,General Management,Marketing & Business Development,People Management(HR),Strategy & Leadership] February 28, 2020

In our Q&A, Resolution123 founder and principal Carly Stebbing discusses her passion for helping employees access affordable legal justice; how she encourages a culture of innovation at her firm; and why she thinks smaller firms are well placed to thrive as technology disrupts the legal sector. Your employment law firm represents employees only. How is […]

Latest news – Regulatory boom a money-maker; Systems issues a bugbear; Don’t miss survey deadline

[Australasian Law Management Journal,General Management,Marketing & Business Development,People Management(HR),Strategy & Leadership,Technology] February 24, 2020

Regulatory advice a windfall for top-tier firms Revenue from regulatory advice looks set to be the big money earner for some of the biggest Australian law firms in 2020, according to the 2020 round of the Financial Review Law Partnership Survey. On the back of a strong year in 2019 for such regulatory advice following […]

Q&A: Zinta Harris – “I want to live my life well, both inside and outside the law.”

[Australasian Law Management Journal,General Management,Marketing & Business Development,Strategy & Leadership,Uncategorized] February 4, 2020

In this Q&A, Resolve Estate Law principal Zinta Harris explains how she is trying to change the approach to contested estates law, and why she renamed her successful former firm as part of a rebranding initiative. You have been vocal in calling for a change to the traditional approach to contested estates law that can […]

How collaboration and contra can pay off for smart law firms

[Australasian Law Management Journal,General Management,Marketing & Business Development,People Management(HR)] January 13, 2020

A modern twist on contra deals, whereby knowledge-sharing and assisting other law firms becomes the norm, is a viable way for businesses to improve their bottom line and enhance innovation, writes Catherine Brooks. I recently went to my local hairdresser and begged her to fit me in for a last-minute appointment as I managed to […]

Creating the conscious law firm: What traditional law firms can learn from the conscious capitalism movement

[Australasian Law Management Journal,General Management,Marketing & Business Development,Strategy & Leadership] January 7, 2020

In the first part of a three-part series, Dr Christian Duperouzel examines the notion of conscious capitalism and explains why law firms need to integrate principles of conscious capitalism into their workings if they are to succeed in the new economy. This article will explore the ways in which the emerging conscious capitalism movement can […]

Q&A: Brendan Bateman – “I can tell you that our sustainability commitment is seen as a strategic part of the firm’s vision.”

[Australasian Law Management Journal,General Management,Marketing & Business Development,Strategy & Leadership,Uncategorized] December 26, 2019

In this Q&A, Brendan Bateman, co-chair of the Australian Legal Sector Alliance (AusLSA) and partner in the Environment & Planning Group at Clayton Utz, explains how law firms can start their sustainability journey; what issues are on the radar; and why business travel remains a headache for environmentally conscious law firms. You have a key […]

Lawyerless law – is that what this new decade holds?

[Australasian Law Management Journal,General Management,Marketing & Business Development,Strategy & Leadership,Technology] December 19, 2019

The rise and rise of technology companies such as Amazon, Uber and Airbnb has conditioned people to getting fast, efficient service with minimal human interaction – and law firms cannot ignore such trends if they hope to stay relevant in the future, writes Trish Carroll. Do you remember the high drama associated with ringing in […]

Mastering the art of conversation a must for good leaders

[Australasian Law Management Journal,General Management,Marketing & Business Development,People Management(HR),Strategy & Leadership] November 27, 2019

Engaging in quality conversations with team members can improve the performance of staff and the profitability of the firm, but remember that the types of conversations you have can vary dramatically depending on the particular person and their experience, writes Keegan Luiters. The scope of responsibility of leaders in law firms generally includes (and exceeds) […]