George Beaton

George Beaton

Dr. George Beaton is a partner in Beaton Capital, an associate professor at the University of Melbourne, and authored NewLaw New Rules, a ground-breaking narrative on the changes sweeping the legal services industry. George has extensive experience advising firms on strategy, governance, capital structure, and mergers, acquisitions and disposals. In 2013 George self-published NewLaw New Rules, an e-book based on his blog post that went viral and was stopped at 80,000 words. In turn, NewLaw New Rules went viral putting him near the centre of the wave of innovation and transformation of legal services.  George researches clients’ attitudes towards law firms and legal services innovation. He has co-written Remaking Law Firms: Why and How as a rejoinder. His latest initiative is as a co-founder of FirmChecker.

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Guest Appearances
April 24, 2018
Global Legal Hackathon: Final Judges Panel

Michal Paprocki, George Beaton, and Leo Elduayen are judges at the 2018 Global Hackathon. Tune in as the three talk about the technology trends they see both in the hackathon and in the legal industry at large.

October 22, 2014
Clio Cloud Conference: Law Firm Ownership Deregulation with George Beaton

Legal Talk Network producer Laurence Colletti interviews consultant George Beaton about how client buying behavior was affected by the deregulation of ownership of law firms in Australia. Beaton discusses conflicts of interest, access to justice, client satisfaction, and the range of services under an outside ownership model for a law firm. Additionally, he talks about...

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