Ben Abbott

Ben Abbott
Ben has worked in many capacities and countries with the Key Media family over the last 8 years including significant stints on our legal publications.

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AI not science fiction, says law firm leader

AI will soon be ‘commonplace’, according to one managing partner, and law firms with their own custom-built AI may gain themselves a ‘narrow edge’.

Law firms urged to heed lessons for innovation

The challenges law firms face in producing new legal technology like an app are many and varied, but they can be overcome according to those who have done it.

Massons making professional practice female-friendly

The all-female partnership at growing boutique law firm Massons is making significant headway in adapting the professional practice of law to the needs of women.

Telstra taps law firm to rescue 40,000 hours

A collaboration between Telstra’s legal team and a top tier law firm has proven law firms can play a role in making client legal teams more productive and satisfied customers.

Start-up legal service to give one firm an edge

One law firm will be targeting start-ups with a tailored legal offering, in a bid to get closer to the present and future of Australia’s bourgeoning entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Government told 65,000 lawyers can’t be wrong

A body representing 65,000 lawyers is battling one Australian government’s controversial move to put cash before common sense and the public good.

IT teams are central to the future of law

Law firms will need to go beyond thinking IT is there just to keep the internet and phones working if they want to develop new technology, according to one firm.

Global firm welcomes partner back to the fold

The Melbourne office of a global law firm has welcomed the return of a boomerang corporate and transactional partner after a year at another firm.

One law firm’s hack day could birth new tech

One law firm’s team is excited by a series of new technology ideas due to be fleshed out at a scheduled hack day today, with the expectation at least some will improve its service to clients.

Time ripe for fixed fee early mediation growth

Legal cost concerns are expected to drive more clients into the arms of law firms with early mediation services that can be delivered for a fixed fee, rather than through uncapped incremental billing.