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Lawyer-free law firm launches in Darwin

Staff reporter
15 November 2017 1 minute readShare

Want a peak into what businesses of the future will look like? The launch of a Darwin law firm has set tongues wagging and demonstrated how artificial technology could be used going forward.

My Business’ sister publication Lawyers Weekly reported on the launch of a “law firm without lawyers”, which uses automated technology to provide basic legal services.

Located in a shop within the Coolalinga shopping centre in Darwin, The Law Firm Without Lawyers will initially offer Last Will and Testament services, as well as assist with business structuring and asset protection information and documentation.


Other services to be added in due course will include a suite of options to support victims of domestic violence, which aim to help these victims understand their rights and take necessary legal action.

Adrian Cartland, the Adelaide-based tax lawyer and brains behind The Law Firm Without Lawyers, said the shopfront has been designed to emulate a traditional law firm, but with one important difference.


“Where one would expect to find a lawyer sitting behind a large mahogany desk, there is a computer that clients can use to consult [our platform],” he said.

Mr Cartland said this AI platform called Ailira and others like it can “fix what is broken with the law”.

“This is true artificial intelligence that is being applied to make everyday life easier,” he said.

“The current process to write up a will can be very time consuming and expensive.



Mr Cartland added: “Making a will should be as easy as popping to the shops for a carton of milk. Ailira’s artificial intelligence makes the process cheap, fast and legally binding.”

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