Equity Crowdfunding in Australia – Where Are We At?

While the promise of equity crowdfunding remains largely out of reach for most Australian companies (only public, unlisted companies can raise this way), there's no shortage of action items for startups and crowdfunding platforms for when it finally opens up to private companies next year. 

We caught up with startup lawyer, Alex Solo of sprintlaw for the latest update on where things are at, and the items that should be at the top of your to-do list if you're a startup founder or platform looking to raise cash from the crowd. 

InCounsel Weekly #44: Unilever's GC on Data, 10 Things About Data Breaches, #LegalTech Funding, Exotic Papers and A Remote Work Survival Guide

In this week's edition, Unilever's general counsel talks data; we reveal 10 things every GC should do before a data breach occurs; take stock on global #LawTech funding to date; discover how journalists used discovery techniques to unravel the Panana Papers and get a survival guide for work-from-home parents.

InCounsel Weekly #42: Your In-house Home, Partnership Track, Version Control, Leaderless and The Man Ride

In this week's edition, Canon's Chief Legal Counsel, David Field reveals his secret to finding your in-house home; we meet five women on track to the holy grail: partnership; explore a new take on version control for Microsoft Word; go searching for our law firm leaders and ride 1,000kms for mens mental health.

InCounsel Weekly #41: How to Budget Legal Spend, Debunking The Myth of Patriarchy, Cartoon Contracts, DD Case Study and A Dumb Phone

In this week's edition, we learn how to budget your 2018 legal spend; debate the Law Council’s Gender Equitable Briefing Policy; explore how contracts can work as cartoons; look at a case study for due diligence in the 21st Century and why having a smartphone on our desk dumbs us down.

InCounsel Weekly #40: GCs Taking Stock, Jump Into #LegalTech, How to Diversify, Mo Money and A Mental Health Pledge

In this week's edition, we look at some pay statistics for general counsel; how an ex Magic Circle lawyer took the jump into her own startup; why firms must change (while making more money than ever); how GCs can push diversity targets on their externals and Lexoo's pledge for mental health.

Using JIRA to Manage Your In-house Legal Matters

Using JIRA to Manage Your In-house Legal Matters

A couple of weeks ago, I found out that Megaport's legal team were using a project management tool, called JIRA, to manage their workload.

This is a tool that's super popular with software developers and associated with agile methodology. So when I heard about a legal team using this software, it immediately piqued my interest so I thought I'd get them share their experience using the software with you.

Here's how it went down: