Legal service provider Herbert Smith Freehills will open an alternative legal services (ALT) office in Melbourne, a first for Australia.
The new office is scheduled to open in November and follows the opening of a Shanghai ALT office and a 'pop-up' ALT office in Perth.
The office will create 65 jobs in Victoria and will provide services such as 24 hour document review, claims assessment, due diligence, commercial contracts and legal analysis.
Herbert Smith Freehills' Global Head of Alternative Legal Services Libby Jackson said the Melbourne location was chosen because of its local talent pool and availability of office space in growth areas outside of the CBD.
In 2015 the company's team of 350 people processed 63 million documents, reviewed over 3 million documents and 5,000 property leases, and managed the administration of more than 500 funds.
Victoria's sophisticated legal sector reflects the quality of its legal system and governance in Australia which ranks among the best in the world.