The Coffee Shop Office: Benefits and Challenges of Alternative Working Arrangements

The Coffee Shop Office: Benefits and Challenges of Alternative Working Arrangements

Lawyers David Lancaster and Munya Gwanzura, both experts in business management, reflect on the pros and cons of employees working outside the office. Munya will be speaking at the Legal Innovation & Tech Fest in June this year. Increasingly, business people are trading their suits for their chinos (and even their tracksuits) as the formal office appears to give way to comfortable workspaces at home and, at times, in coffee shops.  The introduction of new technology has enabled businesses to ....

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How Telstra’s Legal Team Saved 40,000 Hours

How Telstra’s Legal Team Saved 40,000 Hours

In 2016 Telstra Legal partnered with Herbert Smith Freehills to run a series of design thinking workshops and innovation sprints to tackle a set of productivity opportunities. This collaboration resulted in a saving of a staggering 40,000 lawyer hours and recognition by Financial Times of Telstra Legal as Asia Pac’s most innovative legal department for 2016. Mick Sheehy is General Counsel – Finance, Technology, Innovation & Strategy at Telstra. He reveals how they ran the innovation forums and how they ....

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How HESTA Created the Ultimate Legal Filing System

How HESTA Created the Ultimate Legal Filing System

Legal processes depend on the smooth flow of documents – and the bigger the company, the more work for the legal team in keeping track of these crucial workflows. With no centralised documents filing system, it was no wonder the legal team at HESTA Super was finding it difficult to perform day-to-day tasks. When lawyer Jorden Lam joined the organisation five years ago, she decided to change all that. The Search for a Tailor-Made Filing System HESTA Super represents more ....

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The Topics Shaping The Future of The Law Industry

The Topics Shaping The Future of The Law Industry

Technology is disrupting and enabling the practice of law, which is why we’re holding the Legal Innovation & Tech Fest. Six months of in-depth research leads to the creation of a unique agenda that really speaks to your business needs and addresses your concerns of integrating technology into the practice of law. This Year’s Research We recently ran roundtable discussions with legal and IT professionals from over 75 organisations, facilitated by local leaders in the legal space. The attendees were ....

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Demystifying the Vendor Conundrum: The Areas of Need

Demystifying the Vendor Conundrum: The Areas of Need

The changing landscape of legal sees many companies supporting an in-house legal counsel model, which brings great benefits for the company – some of which include risk management, access to legal support, performance management and succession planning. Samiksha Kader, Legal Counsel at Tiger Brands will be presenting at Legal Innovation & Tech Fest, sharing her learnings around the needs and challenges presented for in-house counsels. We caught up with Samiksha in the lead up to the event. Samiksha – we ....

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