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Why Outsourcing Legal Drafting is a Better Option

The legal drafting process comprises of immense complexities which need an adequate amount of time and skillful expertise for its successful execution. Irrespective of the level of complexities with respect to the nature of the topic and legal problem, having an expert team for legal drafting is vital.

If we talk about the complexities and challenges involved in legal drafting, the list can comprise of tasks requiring minimal efforts to an enormous amount of efforts. It depends on how skillful a law firm and its team are and how much time they can devote for the same. However, there are certain challenges that every law firm, irrespective of its size and caliber has to go through with every draft. The reasons why it’s best to outsource legal drafting are as follows:

Professional expertise in legal drafting  

The widespread outsourcing of legal drafting has given rise to a huge bank of lawyers who have developed a great deal of professional expertise in legal drafting.

They are highly qualified and experienced in this field and keep themselves constantly updated with laws and policies in different countries. Any changes are instantly incorporated into their systems so that the drafts prepared are always accurate as per the standing legislation.

Frees up the valuable time

Drafting of legal documents in the UAE mainly requires extensive research and precise legal terminology.  Law firms can devote valuable resources to address complex legal drafting concerns while you benefit from more time to focus on other aspects.

Allows for adherence to strict deadlines

Lawyers can be under strict time limitations and have to adhere to the deadline. The completion of any legal process on time is important for them. This is more important in the case of legal drafting because the basis of an important case may depend upon timely and solid research and documentation.

Drafts are tailored to a client’s needs

Every draft is tailored to the needs of the client. Documents that outline the same research and message can vary greatly in content and intension based on the document’s intended audience. For example, when a brief is submitted to the court must advocate and clear the intention of a draft.  By outsourcing legal drafting services, the legal documents clearly state the facts in the best possible legal words.

Accurate legal documents

A skilled lawyer in legal drafting translates the needs of the clients into precise and accurate wording, fill any unaddressed gaps, omit certain aspects to clarify matters that were deliberately left vague and avoid ambiguities.

Compliance with relevant legislation

A firm may encounter unfamiliar legal issues.  By outsourcing legal drafting as a business, can team up with an experienced attorney who has the expertise and in-depth knowledge of the laws of relevant areas. A good provider of legal drafting services will help with issues that may be outside the knowledge of the business or firm and will identify additional issues raised from the facts within the case.

With the demands of meeting deadlines, it has become difficult to find time for drafting legal documents that support the case substantially. It is important to hire a person who can serve you with legal drafting services.

Legal document drafting services include creating drafts from scratch, editing to proof-reading and copyediting pre-drafted documents. The team of legal experts can also analyze the clauses of agreements and court documents and redraft them to ensure that they have the same meaning when applied in a different jurisdiction.

What is Memorandum of Association and its contents?

What are the common legal documents given for legal drafting?

Some of the documents given for drafting are as follows:

  • Legal notices
  • Agreements
  • Memorandum of Association
  • Power of attorney

What is outsourcing?

when a company hires another company or an individual to perform a specific task, or provide services that are either usually executed.

Why should a lawyer have legal drafting skills?

Legal drafting is the most essential way of legal communication. The skill to draft means having a skill to think and communicate well. Therefore, it is important to recognize the purpose of a legal document has to serve. A legal document must be drafted in a way that specifies the legal issue, the statements of the client and the remedies sought.

M. Al Khairy, LL.B. is a Senior Partner of HHS Lawyers in UAE. Practicing law for almost a decade, he has in-depth knowledge on UAE legislation with particular expertise on legal drafting, contract drafting, labor disputes, family law, and regulatory compliance for business organizations. Al Khairy also provides counsel on legal rights and obligations in the UAE to clients, including individuals and businesses subject to investigation or prosecution under Criminal Law by major regulators. Read more