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Prediction: Sustaining, Disruptive and Revolutionary Innovation

Prediction: Sustaining, Disruptive and Revolutionary Innovation

As COVID forces disruption upon the world there is an opportunity for extensive positive change including in the law. Courts that have resisted online document submission and video conferencing have adopted them virtually overnight. Firms that could not get away from printing everything on the file have suddenly adopted cloud storage and filing. A vast number of meetings that could have been emails have become, well, emails. 

COVID, Rent, Sharing Losses and Systemic Risk

COVID, Rent, Sharing Losses and Systemic Risk

Our contracts and the law surrounding them do not account for systemic risk. I believe that the common law has done a good job of balancing risks between parties (or rather a not-terrible job: it is difficult to determine whether law is truly good, merely whether there could be worse). Parties are generally held to their obligations, and there are limited situation that they can get out of them such as misrepresentation, fraud, implied terms, unconscionability, duress, frustration and undue influence to name a few. 

Ailira Is Now Working From Home

Ailira Is Now Working From Home

Home for Ailira in the further reaches of Australia is sometimes on the move (although not for much longer as Australia edges towards complete lockdown)  to get to clients........... and like many many others working from home can mean bored husbands and children...

Re: COVID-19 – FREE Wills for Health Service Workers and Over-70s

Re: COVID-19 – FREE Wills for Health Service Workers and Over-70s

As the pandemic COVID-19 causes widespread destruction we must all pull together to do what we can. Until further notice the Law Firm Without Lawyers will be providing FREE simple Wills through Ailira to Health Service workers and persons over 70 years old. Simply enter the code “Health2020” when payment details are requested.

Yet Another End of Billable-hours Story

Yet Another End of Billable-hours Story

Last week I was reading Yet Another End of Billable-hour Story “YAE-BS” and decided the time is ripe for change in the legal industry: we need to see the end of YAE-BS.  

The Real Reason Why 100 hour Lawyer Weeks Should End 

The Real Reason Why 100 hour Lawyer Weeks Should End 

Fair Work Australia has just ruled that law clerks must be paid overtime when they are working above full time. Some commentators have decried the end of a rite of passage and induction into a particular culture. Others have wondered if this will impact upon law graduate’s job opportunities. And others have celebrated the end to overwork and underpay. 

Article – Law.com: ROSS Founder on Why Law Needs to be ‘Re-regulated’

Article – Law.com: ROSS Founder on Why Law Needs to be ‘Re-regulated’

We;; worth a read if you have a spare moment.””Non-JDs should no longer be barred from ownership of law firms, and similarly, non-JDs should not be barred from the provisioning of some legal services. In reality, this has already partially occurred through the encroachment of global consulting firms into legal services,” notes ROSS’ Andrew Arruda.”

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UK: Online dispute resolution will be part of £2m lawtech initiative

UK: Online dispute resolution will be part of £2m lawtech initiative

An online dispute resolution forum for small businesses is among the projects to receive £2m in government backing in the latest initiative to nurture ‘lawtech’. The Ministry of Justice-backed LawTechUK Vision announced today will also develop a ‘sandbox’ to help test new ideas for transforming the legal sector through digital technologies.

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