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About us

Our Story

Independently owned Smokeball, was founded by Australian legaltech leaders, Hunter Steele and Jane Oxley, with nearly 25 years of experience in delivering impactful legal technology products. We continually strive to develop a company, culture, and team that share a profound love for the law and are compelled to help small law firms find success. We’re dedicated to creating the best legal practice management software, to help our users stay more organised, productive and profitable than ever before.

With a global head office in Sydney, in 2013 we expanded into the USA, with an office in Chicago. In 2023, we announced our expansion into the UK with an office in London spearheaded by our London Managing Director, Rachel Holmes and supported by local legal product experts and customer support and sales teams.

With over 15,000 clients across a variety of practice areas and geographies. Our offices are home to team members with extensive legal experience making up nearly 50% of our global team. They serve as the driving force behind our award winning support, determination, and passion.

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Our Purpose

We're about Community: the Communities in which we live, the Legal Community, the Smokballer Community.

Our Brand Promise

With Smokeball, your law firm will bill more without your clients paying more.

Our core values

Our six core values drive everything we do, from communicating with our clients and each other, developing our software,  recruiting and staff recognition.

our 6 core values

What's in a name?

If it’s familiar but you can’t quite place it, the name is derived from the famous case of​ Carlill v. Carbolic SmokeBall Company [1893] 1 QB 256.​

The defendants, who were proprietors of a medical preparation called “The Carbolic Smokeball,” issued an advertisement in which they offered to pay £100 to any person who succumbed to influenza after having used one of their Smokeballs in a specified manner and for a specified period. They added that they had deposited a sum of £1,000 with their bankers “to show their sincerity.” The plaintiff, on the faith of the advertisement, bought and used the ball as prescribed, but caught influenza. She successfully sued for the £100.

Come and join us!

At Smokeball, you'll be working with a committed and talented bunch of people who really enjoy working with each other.

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