BOWMANS INVESTS IN A DOCUMENT AUTOMATION TOOL TO ENHANCE ITS CLIENT CENTRIC-SERVICE OFFERING

By Tammy Beira Wednesday, April 03, 2019
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Bowmans has acquired a document automation tool, Contract Express, which will enable its lawyers to provide the same high quality of legal service clients are accustomed to, more efficiently.

Contract Express, a product of Thomson Reuters, is a document assembly software that incorporates over a decade of development experience. It is used by some of the world’s largest law firms to drive document drafting efficiency, reduce risks associated with legal drafting, and enhance client relationships and experience.

Bowmans is one of the first firms in Africa to have acquired this product. “We will be collaborating with Thomson Reuters to upskill our Knowledge Management, Legal Process Improvement, Innovations and Technology teams to independently code and automate fit-for-purpose documents – all aimed at further enhancing our client-centric service offering,” says Tammy Beira, talent partner at Bowmans.

This investment follows the acquisition last year of an artificial intelligence solution, Kira, for due diligences, document review and regulatory compliance audits.

According to Beira, Bowmans has now trained the AI tool in several areas of law in cross jurisdictional matters and remains one of the first firms in Africa to have operationalised this type of technology.

“We are pleased to report that we have completed numerous transactions using the tool and been able to pass material efficiencies and enhancements in our service through to clients,” she says

“We are actively embracing legal technologies as part of a broader investment in general legal process improvement to ensure that we continue to focus on delivering the solution-driven, sophisticated legal advice synonymous with our firm, while seeking ways to optimise overall efficiencies and process enhancements,” concludes Beira.   

If you would like to discuss anything regarding this technology or the offering to clients, please contact Cathy Truter or Celia Pienaar.