Taking the law out of the old firm

4 March 2012

The Age

IN Business BY Cara Waters

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A new company, Plexus, is trying to shake up what it has labelled the “incredibly conservative and risk-averse” Australian legal market and its “legal industry duopoly” where work is done either by a law firm or in-house.

Plexus insists it is not a law firm. Instead, it is a network of 280 lawyers founded by barrister Andrew Meagher and consultant Andrew Mellett on the premise that not all lawyers want to work for a firm, or full time.

Plexus’ legal work goes beyond basic due diligence and discovery to more complex work including contractual reviews, rebuilding compliance functions and reviewing credit collection functions.

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