Practice Productivity Solutions for Commercial Lawyers

Whether dealing with companies, trusts, partnerships or self-managed super funds, the By Lawyers guides and precedents provide you with a practical starting point for advising and assisting your clients in commercial matters.

Choosing the legal entity

The commercial By Lawyers publications include a comparative table that will assist you, your client and other relevant parties such as external accountants and wealth advisors to choose the appropriate structure for the particular circumstances of the matter.

Choosing the legal entity
Precedent documents

Precedent documents

Having a proven precedent as the starting point for drafting commercial documents is a great time-saver. The commercial precedents cover many areas of commercial law including trusts, partnerships, joint ventures, self managed superannuation funds, trade marks and insolvency.

Correspondence search

You will very often want to find a particular document that you created a long time ago, however you may not recall which matter it was in or the document name. The correspondence search allows you to conduct a full text search across all documents, emails and PDFs in your LEAP database.

Correspondence search
Outlook integration

Outlook integration

There is deep, instantaneous integration between emails in Outlook and LEAP. You can work on your desktop, smartphone or iPad and all the information that you firm has is available to you and everything that you do can be instantly shared with your team. You only need to associate the email once to a matter and every thread will automatically be saved for you.

LawConnect

Data safety and cyber security are paramount in sensitive commercial matters. Email is not a safe way of communicating. LawConnect makes it incredibly easy for you to share documents with the lawyers on the other side, your client and any other stakeholders in a completely secure manner. Everybody involved will instantly know that they are working on the right version of a document and parties can comment and reply without affecting the master version under your control.

LawConnect
Time recording

Time recording

Relying on memory to maintain time records is inaccurate and almost always leads to undercharging. It is also considered unprofessional. Wherever you are, you can always record time contemporaneously on any device so no matter what you decide to charge your client at the end of the day, you will have accurate records to back you up. More lawyers use LEAP to record time than any other system because it is intuitive and fits in naturally with the way lawyers work.

Due diligence

Most due diligence requires the control, sorting and analysis of large volumes of documents that you will want to keep in a separate folder from matter correspondence. Using BundlePro, you can run an OCR scan over any images in order to search for text in the converted documents. This will speed up the due diligence process as well as making it more enjoyable.

Due diligence