2018 Winners

Janders Dean and LexisNexis announce the 2018 Legal Innovation Index Winners
Collaboration across law firms, clients and professional service firms has seen a rise in the power and impact of legal innovation this year in Australia and New Zealand, as evidenced by the 2017 Legal Innovation Index announced by Janders Dean and LexisNexis®.

2018 Organisation Winners

Implemented a legal technology program to improve knowledge sharing, and matter and document management, incorporating a change management process during rollout.

Housing New Zealand
Created significant efficiency gains by producing a set of standardised contract templates and engaging document automation company LawHawk.

Gilbert + Tobin
Developed the Verification tool to streamline the IPO verification process.

Pinsent Masons
Implemented a full agility workspace model in its Melbourne office – encouraging people to work however best suits their lifestyle and work preferences.

Created sprintyard – a cloud-based legal knowledge management tool applying ‘folksonomic’ thinking.

Corrs Chambers Westgarth
Used augmented reality to communicate digital intelligence and content to its client – REA Group. The firm has also created Corrs Cyber – a service that captures and analyses data for clients experiencing a cyber incident.

Created the CLS Service Centre, a 24/7 easy access resource offering guidance for everyone across the Westpac Group. The corporation also worked with King & Wood Mallesons, to develop an ISDA auto-generation tool to streamline the drafting process.

2018 Individual Winners

Athol Birtley, Settify
Is co-founder and CTO of Settify, a family law platform which improves the client induction experience by personalising feedback and humanising language.

Garth Brown, Brown & Brown Conveyancers
Developed the “Ask Conveyancer App” – an information source for use in the process of exchanging contracts for conveyancing.

Katie Leupin, KDL Virtual
Created a cloud based administration service for small law firms, solo practitioners, and lawyers operating a virtual law firm.

Ravi Nayyar, LifeLedger
Developed a tool which increases participation in clinical trials by driving awareness and giving individuals greater control over their medical data.Again the Legal Innovation Index continues to blow us away each year with the wide range of creativity and design emanating from all areas. While we expect that from NewLaw firms, this year’s in-house counsel, the top end of town and academia have really stepped up to the plate and are delivering some fantastic thinking. Australia should be very proud of how it is not only handling change in legal practice but smashing it out of the ballpark.

Justin North, Director, Janders Dean