About Legal Ready

Legal Ready’s purpose

Creating a technology-led movement that positively impacts the way the legal sector works, community wellbeing and the environment.

Legal Ready’s values


We believe working collaboratively together delivers the best results for everyone. We highly value the insights, experience and contributions of our team, our users and our community.

Supportive and Responsive

We work quickly and effectively to address issues and solve the problems experienced by any of our users. We listen to our customers’ needs and do whatever it takes to help our users make the most of our technology.


We challenge the status quo and actively look for new and better ways to do things. We are committed to making life simpler for our customers and to delivering to the highest quality standards.

Honest and fair

We are honest with each other and with our community. We treat everyone fairly, embrace diversity and do not tolerate unethical or inappropriate behaviour.


We put people ahead of profit. We care deeply about the wellbeing of our team, our customers and our community.

Environmentally responsible

We develop technology that has a positive impact on the environment.

Legal Ready's Founder & Executive Chairman, Stephen Foley

Stephen Foley is the founder of Legal Ready.

Legal Ready’s premiere product – eBrief Ready – is an electronic briefing platform and is the fastest and easiest way for legal professionals to share briefs and collaborate securely on matters.  It has quickly become the industry standard for briefing in Australia – with more than 60% of barristers signing up to use the product.

Stephen has 30+ years’ experience developing transcript and document management systems for barristers and courts in Australia, UK and USA.

Stephen has a passion for technology that better manages complex legal matters and streamlines the legal process, creating a smarter, more sustainable legal industry and access to justice for all.

Both his grandfather and father were barrister clerks and over his career he has developed practice management systems for many of the Lists in Melbourne, as well as transcript management systems including ‘Transcript Analyser’ and ‘LiveNote’.

Having graduated from RMIT with a ‘Bachelor of Applied Science’, which he then followed with a ‘Graduate Diploma in Computers’ from Monash University, Stephen spent the period between 1994 and 2010 living predominantly in the UK and US, during which time he worked with many of the top 100 global law firms.

Stephen Foley

Stephen Foley


Legal Ready's CEO, Tony Kinnear

Tony’s career has been spent building and growing information, software and services businesses in Asia Pac, MEA, North America and UK. He has more than 30 years building and providing trusted content, software and services solutions for law firms, legal departments, financial institutions, accounting firms and business professionals in most markets around the world.

He is the former President of Thomson Reuters’ global Legal information and software business and was the CEO of both Thomson Reuters and LexisNexis in Asia Pacific for a number of years.

He worked as CEO with founders to take two technology companies to IPO (AI and computer vision) and did an MBO of a listed technology business ending in a trade sale.

Tony has worked with a very diverse range of cultures, business environments, partners and customer segments, in developed & developing countries. He loves building and developing outstanding teams and talent and helping them achieve success.

Tony graduated with Arts and Law degrees from Sydney University and started his career as a legal editor at Butterworths and a lawyer at Mallesons, developing expertise in legal research and writing.

Tony Kinnear

Tony Kinnear