Automation: an issue for the whole business, not just the lawyers

There has been much discussion in the last few years about automation of documentation and related processes and its use by both in-house legal teams and law firms. The focus has tended to be on the use of automation by lawyers, how it could benefit them in reducing time taken to draft standard documents and automate inefficient processes. For many law firms, the automation of precedent documents has become commonplace. And automation is also now used widely within in-house legal teams.

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