Category Archives: legal market

A model of virtual legal practice: Claimify of Queensland, Australia

Jake Gardiner, Legal Manager, Claimify. As a litigation lawyer who has been assisting injured people recover compensation via traditional methods for the last eleven years – most recently working in a large national plaintiff law firm – coming over to Claimify was a reawakening. No longer must I suit-up, dictate letters or bind up files. … Continue reading A model of virtual legal practice: Claimify of Queensland, Australia

Legal Aid – more wild guess and unlikely dreams 

This article is written by Crispin Passmore, until recently of the Solicitors Regulatory Authority and previously the Legal Services Commission and Legal Services Board, now a consultant. Ever an interesting,  and often a controversial, thinker, Crispin explores a particular problem for legal aid in England and Wales – how we might encourage innovation and greater use of technology within … Continue reading Legal Aid – more wild guess and unlikely dreams 

Lessons from Shoreditch: LegalGeek, the tin man and access to justice

Over the last couple of days, LegalGeek has held two conferences in London. Both were sell outs – 2000 at the general and 200 at the specialist gatherings. The main one was the third in an annual series with last year’s reported here. The subsidiary day was a new venture – orientated toward design. Both … Continue reading Lessons from Shoreditch: LegalGeek, the tin man and access to justice

Sleeping with Google: what might that mean?

The phrase ‘Let’s sleep with Google’ – as reported in a recent interview with John Mayer – has a certain resonance. There seems value in exploring what insights it might offer. And that depends on its meaning or, better, meanings – of which there might be a number. ‘Sleeping with Google’ in this context might … Continue reading Sleeping with Google: what might that mean?

Avvo, Modria and HotDocs: are the big fish taking over and does it matter?

Three companies important to the use of technology in access to justice have been absorbed within large commercial conglomerates in the last few months. This has not affected the continued growth of small legal start ups. For the time being, they continue to pro-literate: Stanford University’s CodeX website currently has a curated US list of … Continue reading Avvo, Modria and HotDocs: are the big fish taking over and does it matter?