In this episode, I caught up with Jos Lloyd from The AA to understand how in-house teams are harnessing legal tech to drive efficiencies.
NDAs being a classic example of legal automation, a really good starting point for that journey, freeing up lawyers from doing tedious low-level work, and then move up to basic T&Cs, and supplier services.
Jos says there’s still an historic view that some in-house legal teams are viewed as a blocker. He also describes how the AA had to address GDPR, understand which contracts were impacted, remediate them, and renegotiate with the third party. A relatively small team meant it had become too much for the in-house team to do that work and do the day job, but the clock was ticking.
Two options emerged, go to an external law firm and put paralegals on it, or recruit those internally. Or get tech to do the heavy lifting, supported by a small in-house team.
The automation of the review of the process and identifying the contract terms meant it made a cumbersome task a lot more efficient and crisper. Time was of the essence, the clock was ticking and the GDPR deadline fast approaching.
The AA teamed up with SYKE and Thomson Reuters to address the problem on its behalf.
It was a great example of how tech can support an in-house legal team, in a manner that was just as accurate, if not more so, than doing it manually.
Tune in to hear more.