Embracing Change: The Powerful Benefits

Are you courageous enough to move out of your comfort zone? It is a human tendency to want to cling to familiar patterns, even if they are outdated and no longer serve us. Change is good though! The NewLaw industry is based on innovation and change. It was one of the main instigators of change in terms of how legal services were being delivered by traditional law firms under which partnership model the billable hours culture dominates. Lesley Hobbs and Tim Fawcett established their NewLaw firm, Cognatio Law, to meet the legal market changes in Hong Kong, where the demand for flexible and cost effective legal services continues to grow and change sometimes seemingly on a daily basis.

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Successful Launch of 2018 Legal 500 GC Powerlist Hong Kong

The Cognatio Law team is delighted to be associated with the inaugural edition of The Legal 500 GC Powerlist Hong Kong Teams 2018. We are very proud to be a sponsor of the first HK edition from this prestigious series of legal directories, which was successfully launched at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel on October 18th, 2018. We feel very privileged to have been included in the exciting journey for many of the nominees and we would like to extend our heartfelt congratulations to all the successful in-house legal teams who were included in the final list. The Cognatio Law team looks forward to continue working with you on delivering positive business solutions outcomes for you and your companies.

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Lesley Hobbs
ZegalCon2018: Unveiling the latest in LegalTech

Technology is transforming the legal industry, having already become an integral part of the way people live, learn, work and communicate today. This is why we are excited to read about the latest innovations which will get discussed at ZegalCon, Asia Pacific’s leading LegalTech conference, on 16 October 2018. Cognatio Law CEO Lesley Hobbs will be in attendance at #ZegalCon2018, along with other Asia based legal sector professionals, technology experts and LegalTech enthusiasts. Organized by leading LegalTech company Zegal, this year’s conference will unveil the latest developments in artificial intelligence, blockchain and cloud legal technology.

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To find Success in the Current Legal Marketplace, Business and Technology Skills are a Must

The latest NewLaw firm in Hong Kong, Cognatio Law, offers a solutions-driven platform to assist in-house legal teams in Asia that are struggling to reduce costs, headcount and fixed expenses, whilst still meeting clients needs and deadlines. Your business is able to engage our legal and compliance specialists who are available for either one-off assignments and/or ongoing time-critical and sensitive projects, all without having to incur the additional expenses a permanent employee would entail.

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NewLaw Firms: Advantages and Challenges

NewLaw firms, like Cognatio Law, offer many advantages to their clients such as practical and time sensitive business and risk management solutions at significant cost savings. In addition, the NewLaw model also offers significant benefits for lawyers, such as a flexible work schedule, which contributes to a better work-life balance, and more freedom to choose your working hours and clients. These advantages appeal to both men and women, helping to balance the playing field in a traditionally male-dominated profession. Under the NewLaw business model, gender discrimination issues have been minimised. Clients simply just want the best person for the job.

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Cognatio Law: Our Solutions

Is your law firm under pressure to downsize and reduce team budgets? Are you tasked with reducing costs while still expecting your legal and compliance teams to achieve more? Perhaps you require business risk experts to meet time-critical projects or regulatory imposed deadlines, but need to keep down permanent employee overheads? NewLaw provider Cognatio Law offers tailor-made solutions to assist in-house legal and compliance teams, whilst reducing their project costs, headcount and fixed expenses. Cognatio Law has the professional resources you require to empower your teams to achieve more!

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Activities that Challenge and Stimulate Your Brain

Work Hard, Play Hard. This is the motto you will often hear repeated in the bustling, incredibly fast-paced city of Hong Kong. With house prices and the costs of living skyrocketing, life for many has become much more focused on the former rather than the latter. Having time to relax and pursue some hobbies and interests is, however, very important both for your physical and mental health. They are not just a way to pass the time but also a means to improve the quality of your life. Keeping your mind active by engaging in brain stimulating activities along with adapting other key lifestyle habits has been linked to a reduced risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

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Cognatio Law’s Tailor-made Solutions and Service

Cognatio Law was established to satisfy the growing demand within Hong Kong’s legal market for flexible and cost effective legal services. We offer tailor-made solutions to assist in-house legal and compliance teams in reducing their project costs, headcount and fixed expenses. We also second lawyers and consultants to law firms on either a flexible rate or fixed-cost basis, as well as providing our technology-forward clients with the best in cyber security 24 hours a day, 7 days a week via our CognatioX Consultancy Team. Cognatio Law is an evolution of the flexible lawyering business model that has become increasingly popular on a global basis over the last ten years.

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Technology and Security in the Legal Sector

Cognatio Law provides financial services groups, law firms, and companies (from SMEs to MNCs) with the additional compliance and regulatory resources they need. We offer flexible rates, fixed-cost pricing, and monthly retainers depending on your specific budget requirements. Our management team has 40 years’ experience of working with legal, compliance and risk professionals across the Asia Pacific region.

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NewLaw: The Solution for In-house Legal Teams

Having set themselves apart from traditional law firms, NewLaw providers are offering a wide spectrum of solutions for in-house legal teams to enhance efficiencies, as well as lowering internal overhead costs, by providing flexible and cost effective consulting services to satisfy the ongoing and growing demands of in-house legal teams.

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Hong Kong Business Culture

Hong Kong is an amazing place to live and work, with a business culture that is very entrepreneurial and filled with dynamic & hard-working people who take great pride in their work. It is a great place to do business and an ideal location for anyone looking to set up a new company.

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Excellent Advantages Women bring to the Workplace

As time marches forward, we are witnessing much more emphasis on bringing diversity to the workplace and having it confirmed that women contribute just as much as men to the world of work. Lesley Hobbs, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Cognatio Law, the latest NewLaw evolution in Hong Kong, knows the challenges faced in a male-dominated profession all too well.

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Asia-Pacific NewLaw Firms: The Cognatio difference

Cognatio Law is the latest NewLaw evolution in Hong Kong, providing flexible legal; regulatory and compliance resources to satisfy increasing demand from both international and local companies which require practical, cost effective and time sensitive solutions to cover their team’s workload burdens and/or meet legal and business critical deadlines efficiently.

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The Rise of Asia-Pacific NewLaw Firms: A History

Times are changing within the global legal market, and for the consumers of legal services it is definitely for the better. With the now wide range of service delivery options available to clients of all shapes and sizes (from individuals & SMEs to MNCs and banks) it is now definitely a buyer’s market.

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