In response to a rapidly changing industry impacted by innovations across areas such as staffing , Janders Dean launched the Australian and New Zealand annual Legal Innovation Index for the legal industry in 2013 with the support and sponsorship of LexisNexis. Now in the fith successful year, the 2017 Legal Innovation Index seeks to provide national recognition to the most innovative firms and legal teams in Australia and New Zealand, through initiatives that deliver uniqueness and value to their clients and differentiate their organisation.

“In a time of great noise and confusion with respect to innovation and disruption in our industry, there is a subset of individuals and organisations who are quietly moving beyond the hype, and towards true differentiation,” says North. “Some firms ‘talk’, and some firms ‘do’. The Index has been the benchmark for separating these, and for recognising those who continue to push the boundaries and shape the future of the legal industry.” says Justin North, Director, Janders Dean.

“Since the conception of this Index, we are proud to have seen some amazing innovations being rolled out by the legal firms, the in-house counsels as well as the individual innovators, a category for whom was introduced just last year”, explains Joanne Beckett, Managing Director, LexisNexis Australia. “We are optimistic about the new practices and strategies which have been implemented since the each annual Index has been announced, and hope to see an exponential growth in entries this year”.

Index Winners will be presented in Sydney at a private event (date to be confirmed) in July 2017