The integration delivers the efficiencies of legal project management to firms of all sizes, with a dedicated onboarding process for Smokeball customers.

SYDNEY, January 22, 2024 – Legal project management platform, Hivelight, has announced its integration with Smokeball, the industry-leading legal practice management system. 

Hivelight has been making waves since 2023 with the introduction of its intuitive legal project management platform. Legal project management draws on the techniques used by multidisciplinary teams to deliver engineering projects. It adapts these techniques to the legal industry to achieve significant efficiencies in the delivery of legal services. 

Unlike generic productivity platforms, Hivelight is purpose built for legal teams which means it can be implemented quickly and deployed at scale regardless of an organization’s level of tech savvy or project management experience. Its modular, adaptable, design has proved popular for its ability to handle practice areas like litigation, family law, personal injury and intellectual property.

“We are very pleased to announce our integration with Smokeball,” said Ash Kelso, CEO and Co-founder of Hivelight. “A key challenge for every firm is to implement the systems they need to work efficiently as a team at each stage of their growth. Smokeball provides a great foundation for this with the way that it comes preconfigured ‘out of the box’ to start running matters. Hivelight complements this by providing the legal project management capabilities firms need to maintain the pace of their growth beyond that initial stage. This integration allows us to provide a dedicated onboarding experience for Smokeball customers, and enhanced functionality, including direct linking from Hivelight to their matters in Smokeball.”

“We are excited to welcome Hivelight to our amazing team of integration partners. At Smokeball, we are dedicated to empowering our customers with the modern technology they need to grow and win from day one of their practice,” said Hunter Steele, Founder and CEO of Smokeball . “Smokeball delivers on this with a growing suite of features that help firms to hit the ground running. This includes pre-configured matter templates, document generation and precedent suites, in-app messaging for team coordination, and dedicated lead tracking and text messaging capabilities. Our integration with Hivelight complements this mission. Hivelight has made the efficiencies of legal project management accessible to firms of all sizes, and we see this as a great benefit to our valued customers.”   

The integration enables Smokeball customers to enjoy two-way synchronization of their data in Hivelight, and direct linking from Hivelight to their matters in Smokeball, for seamless movement between the two platforms. 

Smokeball customers can access Hivelight by going to and signing up for an account.

About Hivelight 

Hivelight was founded by engineer and lawyer, Ash Kelso, and software engineer and entrepreneur, Xabi Errotabehere. It provides the tools that law firms need to solve the operational challenges of growing a legal practice (legal project management, collaboration, workflows & procedures, and instant visibility of the status of all matters and internal projects). 

About Smokeball

Designed for and by lawyers, Smokeball is the first and only cloud-based legal practice management software that automatically records time and activity, giving the small law sector powerful insights to understand the profitability of their work and optimize their practice. In addition, the company offers industry-leading document and email management, Law Society approved billing and trust accounting, shared tasks and workflows, secure messaging and file sharing, and automated practice-area-specific legal forms.

Media Contact

Ash Kelso, Co-Founder & CEO
+61 417-594-603
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Emma Erlach, AU Partnerships Manager
+61 2-7208-9324
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