Progressive firms probe the future in search of competitive advantage

31 July 2018

As progressive firm’s probe the future to search for competitive advantage, rapid developments with technologies often makes this an obvious place to start. To capitalise on generating new business opportunities and to modernise your approach to engagements to accommodate the demand for fixed-fee arrangements, a robust technology review will help identify outdated practices and poorly designed technologies operating within your business. A technology review should begin with understanding the current pain points and identifying what specific benefits are being sought.   

Queensland Government agency seeks paper light solution

14 June 2018

To assist in developing a road map to support its paper light strategy including solutions to modernise, digitise and automate process-driven practices, this Queensland Government Agency engaged Harriss Wagner. The engagement required a comprehensive review of the labour-intensive legal processes to unveil the opportunities to rationalise paper and manual processes including developing a transition strategy to support new ways of working.

 

Our client comprises of an extensive pool of experienced lawyers who advise and represent the Queensland Government in all areas of law affecting the public sector and the State of Queensland. The organisation operates as a self-funded business unit of the Department of Justice and Attorney-General, providing legal services to Queensland Government.

Singapore law firm seeks data analysis insights

11 May 2018

Our client, a top-tier law firm in Singapore, engaged Harriss Wagner for its unbiased advice to assist in developing a road map to improve the firm’s data integrity and modernise its practices. The engagement forms an integral part of a series of improvements including the introduction of a new business system to improve efficiency, and in turn, productivity.    

 

Our client is an award-winning full-service commercial law firm, which provides legal services to a wide range of premier clients, including local and multi-national corporations and financial institutions. Currently one of the largest law firms in Singapore with over 300 lawyers, the firm is consistently ranked as a market leader in major practice areas having been involved in numerous challenging, complex and significant deals.

Smart apps + clear strategy = user adoption

28 February 2018

Smart applications (‘apps’) are typically agile to build and implement and can be relatively inexpensive. Apps bring data-driven insights and actionable steps to the user experience and are best when they are focussed on a specific process, functionality gap or efficiency pain point. However, it is important to not be seduced by the opportunities an app can offer to resolve a business problem as apps are not always the silver bullet.

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Progressive firms probe the future in search of competitive advantage

31 July 2018

As progressive firm’s probe the future to search for competitive advantage, rapid developments with technologies often makes this an obvious place to start. To capitalise on generating new business opportunities and to modernise your approach to engagements to accommodate the demand for fixed-fee arrangements, a robust technology review will help identify outdated practices and poorly designed technologies operating within your business. A technology review should begin with understanding the current pain points and identifying what specific benefits are being sought.   

Queensland Government agency seeks paper light solution

14 June 2018

To assist in developing a road map to support its paper light strategy including solutions to modernise, digitise and automate process-driven practices, this Queensland Government Agency engaged Harriss Wagner. The engagement required a comprehensive review of the labour-intensive legal processes to unveil the opportunities to rationalise paper and manual processes including developing a transition strategy to support new ways of working.

 

Our client comprises of an extensive pool of experienced lawyers who advise and represent the Queensland Government in all areas of law affecting the public sector and the State of Queensland. The organisation operates as a self-funded business unit of the Department of Justice and Attorney-General, providing legal services to Queensland Government.

Singapore law firm seeks data analysis insights

11 May 2018

Our client, a top-tier law firm in Singapore, engaged Harriss Wagner for its unbiased advice to assist in developing a road map to improve the firm’s data integrity and modernise its practices. The engagement forms an integral part of a series of improvements including the introduction of a new business system to improve efficiency, and in turn, productivity.    

 

Our client is an award-winning full-service commercial law firm, which provides legal services to a wide range of premier clients, including local and multi-national corporations and financial institutions. Currently one of the largest law firms in Singapore with over 300 lawyers, the firm is consistently ranked as a market leader in major practice areas having been involved in numerous challenging, complex and significant deals.

Smart apps + clear strategy = user adoption

28 February 2018

Smart applications (‘apps’) are typically agile to build and implement and can be relatively inexpensive. Apps bring data-driven insights and actionable steps to the user experience and are best when they are focussed on a specific process, functionality gap or efficiency pain point. However, it is important to not be seduced by the opportunities an app can offer to resolve a business problem as apps are not always the silver bullet.

Launch of New Payments Platform (NPP)

15 February 2018

Recently the New Payments Platform (NPP) was launched and offers Australian businesses and consumers’ greater efficiency and speed when it comes to financial transactions. Not only will business process efficiencies be introduced, cash flow management should also improve. Businesses that register will enjoy instantaneous financial transactions instead of waiting for up to 72 hours before funds are transferred from one financial institution to another. The service operates 24/7, which mitigates the need to wait until business hours commence before payment transactions can be processed.

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Five reasons why change inteventions fail

02 Jul 2017

The rate of change has increased exponentially with many people citing advancing technologies as the catalyst for accelerating change.  When compared to the past millennium, the ever increasing rate of change seems more prevalent today than ever before.

Scoping study

26 Apr 2017

To assist the Westpac Bank to plan the modernisation of its legal division and integrate with the broader business, Harriss Wagner conducted a scoping study that highlighted the path forward.

Supporting Keystone

02 Apr 2017

Clifford Chance engaged Harriss Wagner to provide support of the Keystone practice management system under a managed services arrangement.

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We are renowned for partnering with our clients to help modernise their operations and technologies to remain productive, profitable and competitive.

Who we are

Since 2000 we have built our relationships and reputation through our values of integrity, commitment and tenacity.

 

While we have navigated through change and disruption in the global and local economies, our journey continues to focus on assisting our clients to deliver their business innovation and improvement projects.

"We very much valued working with you previously, and if there is an opportunity for us to work with you again, we would also welcome that."

Nick Nichola, Managing Partner Australia, K&L Gates

What we do

We offer business consulting and advisory services to our clients including private law firms, newlaw businesses, patent attorneys, in-house counsel, public prosecution and barristers. We also engage with accounting firms, banking corporations and government agencies. 

Our expertise is in building strategies for change, supporting operations, implementing technology change, and improving process efficiency through digitisation, automation and mobility.

"Thank you very much, Crown Law is very happy with the deliverables from your company, and they met the initial project scope perfectly."


Holly De Bortoli, Executive Manager, Finance and Business services, Practice Management Branch, Crown Law

Creating value for our clients

We invest time thinking about what comes next for the industries we make a difference in and how to prepare our clients for the future.

We know, as our clients continue to grow, they will need to modernise their strategies, structures, cultures, technologies, processes and reporting to better manage their operations, improve their productivity and enhance their client service delivery.

 

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Our people

Maintaining excellence is important to us. This is reflected through our instinctively-disciplined, world-class team of consultants, who inspire confidence when our clients are faced with challenges required to drive change to achieve operational excellence. 

For the common good

Contributing in the community is an integral part of our values. 

We aim to help organisations and individuals to succeed in achieving their goals. 

Working closely with Salvos Legal and Salvos Legal Humanitarian under our pro bono services program is rewarding. Together we aim to improve efficiency and services delivery for their clients, and the people who need legal services the most.

 

Salvos Legal is a social enterprise law firm and Salvos Legal Humanitarian is their free-law firm. Both entities are wholly owned by The Salvation Army. Since 2010, Salvos Legal has been widely recognised as an innovator in the legal industry.

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