Document automation has been around for a while but remains a key step in-house teams can take to improve efficiencies and reduce drafting errors. Bram and I are looking forward to deep diving into the topic in our round-tables at The Lawyer's In-House Counsel as Business Partner conference next week.

For those of you who are unable to attend, below is a round-up of some of our document automation insights. If you still have questions or don't have time to read, we would be delighted to have a focused discussion so please get in touch. 

Which documents should be automated? - You've purchased a document automation tool but don't know where to start? From our experience, the below are the most popular documents we see being automated: Corporate: by far the most popular practice area, with Share Purchase Agreements and... Read more

5 features your document automation solution needs - Choosing a document automation solution can be a challenge in itself. The number of offerings out there has significantly increased over the last few years. With that in mind, not all solutions are created equal. Here are 5 features your solution... Read more 

How to automate documents - Part 1: Introduction - There are numerous articles on the merits of automating documents and so for this series I wanted to focus on how you make that a reality. As a lawyer turned document automation specialist and a keen problem solver I've tried a whole host of... Read more 

How to automate documents - Part 2: Preparation - Welcome back to this series looking at the process of automating documents. Check out my previous post (available here) if you missed it. This post will focus on the first step to automating documents - preparation. It is crucial to do the ground... Read more

How to automate documents - Part 3: Scoping - Welcome back to this series looking at how to automate documents. In case you missed them, check out my previous posts setting the scene and on preparation. This week I'm focusing on scoping - for me the most important step in the process. Good... Read more

How to automate documents - Part 4: Development - Welcome back to this series of articles looking at document automation. If you haven't seen them, please do take a look at my previous posts below which set the scene and discuss preparation and scoping. This week we are focusing on development... Read more

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