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The 5 features you need to know about when legislating contracts

Charles Brecque
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May 26, 2021
The 5 features you need to know about when legislating contracts

Over 900 members trust Legislate for easily creating, signing and managing lawyer approved agreements. This article highlights some of our members’ favourite features for legislating contracts. If you would like to get started with Legislate, sign up today for a free trial.

1. Activity tab

Keeping track of the lifecycle of a contract is vital in the initial contracting stages as bottlenecks can prevent the contract from being signed. Every Legislate agreement has an activity tab which provides an audit trail of key contract events and term updates. The invitation and signature process can be easily monitored from this tab and parties can post reminders to the other side via the chat functionality.


Screenshot of Legislate's activity tab


2. Company search

Finding the registered details of a company you are contracting with can take time and usually involves a visit to Companies House. With Legislate you can search any company either by name or company number and its registered details will be automatically fetched from Companies House and filled in for you.

Gif of the Legislate people tab


3. Managing team members

Creating a contract often involves more than one team member because the person creating is not always the person signing. In Legislate you can easily add and manage team members. Simply click on your team’s name in the sidebar and invite them via email. You can equally remove team members if they move on.

Screenshot of Legislate's team management tab


4. Deleting contracts

When you are first getting started with Legislate you might want to create draft contracts. You might even want to invite yourself to a contract to experience the flow before inviting the parties you plan to contract with. Rest assured that you can delete draft contracts from your dashboard until they are fully executed. However, please note that a draft contract can’t be deleted if it reaches the fully executed, completed state.


Screenshot of Legislate's contract dashboard


5. Contract metrics

Knowing where your outstanding contracts are and how long it takes you to reach each stage is critical for streamlining your contracting process. The Legislate contract metrics are computed each time a contract is updated and help you determine where contracts are being held up and how long they spend on average in each stage. The contract clock will also remind you about key contract events such as expiries, renewals and anniversaries.


Screenshot of Legislate's contract metrics



This short article has highlighted 5 of Legislate’s members' favourite features. Please let us know if we did not present your favourite feature. If you are not yet a Legislate member, please Sign up for a free trial. You can also read our Legislate tutorials and book an introductory call if you have additional questions.

The opinions on this page are for general information purposes only and do not constitute legal advice on which you should rely.

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