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Legal entrepreneur and former student politician Anton Smith has developed a legal marketplace that continues to break down legal barriers using technology and some legal smarts.
Talking with LawFuel, Anton Smith discussed the long journey to develop Consensus as an online law market.
- Fixed-fee/price certainty preference.
- Independent of any firm or private practice lawyers.
- Superior user experience.
- NZ-centric and NZ-based.
- Conduct business securely on the platform, including messaging and document sharing
For example, a start-up called Acuris Systems (which is focused on revolutionising the kiwifruit industry) was seeking legal assistance with its pilot programme contracts. Acuris posted the job on Consensus, received two proposals from specialist commercial lawyers in different parts of the country, and ultimately selected one for a great fixed fee.
[/vc_column_text][ultimate_ctation]An early research achievement –
Sixteen year old Christs College student Anton Smith was nominated in the Royal Society’s ‘Realise the Dream’ programme in the Young Historian Competition. His project was for the investigation of the assassination of John F Kennedy. In particular, the project evaluated both the Warren Commission’s ‘Single Assassin Theory’ and the ‘American Intelligence Plot Theory’. Excellence in this project is demonstrated through the research processes used (as detailed in the student’s work book), the construction of the historical narrative on the basis of the research completed, and the evaluation of the contrasting theories to draw conclusions as to their validity on the basis of the researched evidence.[/ultimate_ctation][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_tta_pageable][vc_tta_section title=”Section 1″ tab_id=”1533721268596-6b3311a2-bc2f”][vc_column_text]
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