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When can restructuring save an organisation? Restructuring can often feel like failure for an organisation, a last resort when insolvency looms. However, in the midst of a global pandemic that has triggered unprecedented economic turbulence, restructuring or an acquisition can provide much-needed breathing room to reassess risks, debt, costs and plan a purposeful way forward.

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Disruptive forces are affecting not only legal firms in Australia but transforming every industry sector from banking to utilities and healthcare. In this white paper, we explore the parallels between the lawtech landscape and technological disruption in other industries.

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Don’t Waste a Good Crisis

April 07, 2020

We have all moved forward 5 years in our adoption of digital tools and platforms, in the last 5 weeks. Never has a single event triggered such digital disruption, as the global COVID-19 pandemic. In this blog post we will explore what this means for banks who need to continue to manage and deliver on lending transactions to corporate customers, and how the shift to digital will change the face of…

Less apps, more appiness.

May 23, 2019

Keeping up in the age of uberfication of law and finance is hard. I think most of us would agree that the sheer volume of new apps and tech hitting the market at any given time can seem overwhelming. According to recent data from Statista, a staggering average of 1,434 mobile apps are released through the Apple App Store every day. We all essentially spend our lives bombarded by the promise of new…

Good tech: happy client, happy you.

May 16, 2019

In our last article, we discussed how choosing the right technology has potential to generate high ROI for your business in a multitude of ways—including by helping to win more work. However, in practice this is only half the battle. Once you have chosen the right tech, success then becomes a question of how you use it to effectively add value. This is not just a matter of merely improving…

How the right technology can win you work

May 09, 2019

When deciding how to budget capital, a major concern for any business is Return on Investment (ROI). Ensuring that investments deliver sufficient returns is no easy task, and success often rides on making the right choices early on. This is particularly true in today’s rapidly moving technological climate, where the market is oversaturated with potential investment options—not all of them good…

The data room is dead

April 29, 2019

To say that corporate work environments have changed over the past two decades would be a colossal understatement. We have become so accustomed to the rapid pace of technological advancement in the 21st century that sometimes it’s easy to forget how far we’ve come—and how far we still have the potential to go. This became particularly obvious upon reading the last article on efficient M&A dealings…

How can deal teams work efficiently?

April 11, 2019

There’s no getting around it—mergers & acquisitions are a hard thing to get right. According to recent studies by PWC and Deloitte, almost half of all M&A deals fail to meet both value targets and operational objectives. Of the myriad factors at play during these projects, one stands out as particularly crucial to venture success: efficient collaboration. In the modern M&A landscape there is more…

See you @ Ally Law's AGM, New Delhi

February 25, 2019

By Stuart Clout A global legal alliance of over 70 law firms We'll soon be heading into March, which will see me once again packing my bag to head overseas, this time for my first trip to India. Which is exciting enough but even more so is my reason for going: to address Ally Law's Annual General Meeting in New Delhi, 6-9 March, 2019. As the founder and CEO of thedocyard, of course, I'll be…

How we do things better at thedocyard

January 28, 2019

Here we are at the start of another new year and we're looking at how to do things better, build on what we've achieved, learn from previous mistakes and make smarter decisions.  I thought I'd take this theme to our project team and ask them what they thought are some important but overlooked issues when implementing project plans. Their response was,  "Keep it real". I asked for clarification…

What is Digital Transformation?

September 10, 2018

The process of adapting existing business practices to new digital methods to increase efficiency and keep up with rapidly-changing market demands. Ask your CIO what digital transformation is, and you’ll almost certainly get a different answer to the one you’d get from the CIO sitting in the organisation in the next building. The definition is often synonymous with themes such as ‘radical shift…

Our Round up of Janders Dean Horizons 2018

July 23, 2018

"Break the law, make the law"  was this year’s theme for Janders Dean Horizons in Sydney with the focus on how law firms can think differently to create change. For those who have attended one, you will know that Janders Dean differentiate themselves from the “same-old-same-old” static and stale conference format. We embraced that with our experiential retro museum which saw people reminiscing…

When two worlds collide

July 10, 2018

As more and more companies make the transition to the Cloud and deploy SaaS solutions that answer to specific business problems, what was once only the remit of IT teams is now being discussed in boardrooms and chosen by the citizens of the organisations. Reflecting what we have come to expect as the minimum standard in our consumer experience when it comes to technology, organisations are…