Running an Effective Contract Review

Organising and running a contract review can be intense and time-consuming work, especially when completed manually. To try and break it down, our legal experts worked out the key stages and factors involved in a contract review, identifying the most important things to understand and examine.

1. Pre-Review

Legal teams need to completely understand each contract before they can even start a document review. Here are three things to be determined in the pre-review stage:

2. Tier one

These are the first four factors that our team believe should be identified when first examining a commercial contract:

3. Tier two

These are the next three factors that should be examined and understood fully. Data protection, in particular, undergoes continuous changes and developments each year, so it is vital to analyse it closely.

4. Tier three

The following parts of a contract are definitely important and should always be identified in any commercial contract.

5. Tier Four

These are the final few boilerplate clauses that should be examined in detail during any contract review.

With so many key parts to a commercial contract, reviews can be daunting; especially alongside daily workloads. Managing and organising this kind of information isn’t always easy across multiple contracts. But here at Summize, our software helps to identify and store contractual data, making a contract review quicker and easier for your team.

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