Category Archives: Technology

Copyright and the digital economy — the fair use model: what does this mean for Australian banks?

By Leonie Chapman, LAWYAL SOLICITORS First published in LexisNexis’ Australian Banking and Finance Law Bulletin (2014) 30(1) Background Australian copyright laws were last reviewed in 2006,1  to catch up with technologies such as digital music players and video recorders. However, the review … Continue reading

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NEW FEATURE: Add users to your LAWYAL account

Until now, only a single user per client account was able to manage and contribute to legal matters in the LAWYAL system. This week, we released a new version that enables clients to add users to their client account. This … Continue reading

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Who needs an office when the future is already here

Posted to Dynamic Business on 7 November 2013 by Stephanie Zillman in Digital, eCommerce, Featured, News, Women in Business There are a few professions which evoke a certain ‘old-school’ feel. Innovation isn’t the done thing. Talk of technology means email and … Continue reading

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LAWYAL Solicitors – Starting a New Law Firm From the Cloud Up

By Legal Practice Intelligence – published on 18 November 2013 LAWYAL Solicitors (pronounced ‘loyal’ solicitors) was founded by Leonie Chapman in mid 2013. Leonie is a commercial lawyer who has worked in top law firms and in-house. She has spent the … Continue reading

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Using Technology to Unbundle Legal Services

I believe that providing unbundled legal services in Australia may be one way to provide better access to these services for small businesses. According to Harvard Journal of Law & Technology Occasional Paper Series dated February 2013 – Using Technology … Continue reading

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LAWYAL online legal advice – how it works

While traditional law firms in Australia are lagging behind other industries on the technology front, to kick off a new technological age of mobile legal advice LAWYAL Solicitors has developed bespoke software to allow Australian businesses to seek advice from … Continue reading

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Embracing technology in legal services

I believe the legal profession is behind the times when it comes to embracing technology, including what has been labelled ‘teleworking’. Truly embracing technology goes beyond just handing each lawyer a shiny new blackberry or iPhone, or even the recent … Continue reading

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Finally, affordable online legal advice for SMEs

My name is Leonie Chapman, co-founder and the Legal Practitioner Director of LAWYAL Solicitors, an online law firm created to make legal services more accessible and affordable to companies and small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs). After spending the last decade as in-house … Continue reading

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