About us

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Our team includes lawyers qualified in the USA, Australia and England and computer programmers in a number of other countries. ContractProbe Pty Ltd was founded by Michael Pattison and LeaseProbe was born from this, in order to catch the contractual issues peculiar to leases. It works on the same machine learning principles but focuses on different specific concepts and problems. Michael has been listed as being in the top tier of Australia’s information technology lawyers in the independent guide Chambers each year from 2003 to 2016. He also has a Masters of Applied Science (Computer Science) and his thesis involved an application of artificial intelligence to law. Michael has recently left private practice in order to concentrate on technology innovations for the legal industry.

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Press

Exploring Legal Tech and the Future of Law 28/10/2019

Great to be on a panel with Kathy Constan, Katerina Pshenichner, Sam Flynn and Ben Farrow. A key point discussed was how Legal Tech allows lawyers to become more flexible with when and where they work. Tools like ContractProbe give lawyers access to contract review expertise 24/7, wherever they need it.
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ALTACON 2019 31/05/2019

Demonstrated ContractProbe to 270+ delegates. Our developers, Nikita Sivakumaran and Sverre Gunnersen Ph.D., did a great job demonstrating our contract review solution.
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Law Institute Journal Review of ContractProbe 01/05/2019

Great review of ContractProbe in this month's Law Institute Journal. Peter Moran has an excellent monthly column "Technophile" covering new technology that can be used by lawyers today.
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Queensland University of Technology 13/04/2019

Discussed ContractProbe and other developments to students interested in the Legal Tech world. Great to see the next generation of lawyers motivated to give up their weekend to learn about the technologies that will be part of their tools of trade when they graduate.
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Law Hackers Best of 2017 14/12/2017

ContractProbe is Law Hacker's #1 ranked startup of 2017. We are thrilled to be gaining so much attention from the legal sector, and hope to continue this in the future.
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ContractProbe at ABA TECHSHOW 2017 | Bringing Lawyers & Technology Together31/03/2017

My first TECHSHOW was in 1998, I spoke on two topics – contact management and Y2K. The first topic, at least, is still relevant. With just a few exceptions, I’ve been attending TECHSHOW ever since and remain friends will people I met at my first TECHSHOW.
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Ex Allens partner gets Mills Oakley backing for legal start-up 30/03/2017

Australia's 10th-largest law firm Mills Oakley has revealed the first two start-ups it will support through its $500,000 accelerator program, with the founder of one a former 21-year Allens partner who claims his robot will "kill the billable hour dead".
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