Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Alternative Billing Trends - Janders Dean & Phoenix Business Solutions Exclusive Event

"The best session I've ever been to on this topic. Well done to the team" (Chief Financial Officer, Top 10 Australian Law Firm)

We want to extend our sincere thanks to all who braved Tuesday’s rain in Sydney to attend our breakfast briefing on Alternative Billing Trends. We had a full house on the day, and the rain was soon forgotten as the excellent coffees and breakfast by
Becasse started to warm the morning chill.

The event was a great success due to the combination of an excellent panel (Bill Leonida from Westpac, Tim Gole from Gilbert+Tobin and Telstra representatives), the open participation of all who attended, and the informal nature of the session which led to the valuable exchange of ideas and experiences on Alternative Billing in Australian law firms.

"Great event. We could have spent another hour covering this. This session was excellent which was to be expected." (Senior Operations Manager, Top 20 UK Law Firm)

Our attendees included partners, CFOs and CEOs from firms including Freehills, Blake Dawson, Minter Ellison, Clayton Utz, Corrs, DLA Phillips Fox, Sparke Helmore, Baker McKenzie, Allens Arthur Robinson, Gilbert+Tobin, Norton Rose, Allen & Overy, Hall & Wilcox, Maurice Blackburn, Moray Agnew, Maddocks and others. The feedback from attendees so far has been great, and we're glad that the session was so well received.

Thanks also to the
Phoenix Business Solutions team for their involvement in the session and subsequent "off agenda" discussions that have followed in the past few days.

We will hopefully be sending a debrief note to the group covering off some of the topics and discussion points in the coming week or two to all attendees - the most common topic being "it is all about the relationship, with concerns over the six minute unit not actually necessarily being that high on our minds".

We will also let you know of any additional coverage from this event (keep your eyes on
Lawyers Weekly and The Financial Review) or future events that are scheduled in Sydney if you would like to be involved in these.

Again, please accept our thanks for your participation and involvement. It was great to see so many old friends and to also meet some new ones. As always, please feel free to drop us a line if you have any questions or comments.