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Contract Express

Legal document and contract automation

A drafting productivity solution for law firms and in-house legal teams that automates and de-risks the creation of legal documents and much more. Discover how automation can work for you.

Contract Express for in-house legal

Thomson Reuters Contract Express - The in house legal story

Thomson Reuters Contract Express - The in house legal story

Contract Express is much more than just legal document automation software. It offers in-house legal teams intuitive questionnaire technology, sophisticated approval workflows and reporting functionality for self-service contracting. That's why it’s the solution of choice for leading corporations worldwide.

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Easy automation

Test drive an example Contract Express document questionnaire for a Software Licence Agreement today, and see how easy it is to create a great first draft contract in a fraction of the time it would take to do it manually. This link takes you directly to the questionnaire and is completely free.

Take me to the Software Licence Agreement here 

How does it work?

Keep track all of your documents This is where all the documents your firm is working on will be listed, with a relevant “traffic light” status showing you where it is in the process. You can create custom filters to easily find the specific documents you need.

Contract Express quickly automates contracts you frequently use, increasing productivity by reducing steps in the drafting process. Users generate these draft documents by filling out web-based forms called questionnaires. The forms are created automatically from your organisation’s own templates or from services such as Practical Law.

Tailor the solution to your needs.

The admin settings allow you to have full control your licences, your data, your themes and what features your firm gets access to. If you want to connect to a Document Management System, you would do that here.

Use a trusted starting point

Access over 300 ready to use automated templates through Contract Express and your Practical Law subscription. These templates are industry standard and can be used as is, or you can tailor them to your firm.

Draft quicker and risk free

Our easy to use document questionnaires often reduce drafting time from hours to minutes. See how your changes are reflected in the document in real-time by using the Preview option.

Demonstrate your efficiency

Get insight into your document management productivity with the analytics dashboard and create more detailed reports to demonstrate your firm’s efficiency and use this to understand the ROI.

Key software partners

Contract Express works with leading legal technology to complete your drafting and document management processes.

Contract Express is integrated with DocuSign. Get your legal documents signed by the other party via a safe and widely used electronic signature technology.

Sync your Contract Express documents with NetDocuments and achieve a more streamlined and time efficient document management process.

Enhance your client facing use of document automation with HighQ, a widely used client collaboration tool which now connects to Contract Express. Thomson Reuters have recently acquired HighQ and are working closely on a deeper integration of the two products.

Complete your document management process by connecting your iManage Work 10, a powerful document management system, with your instance of Contract Express.

Featured Clients

Our corporate customers use Contract Express document automation to improve efficiency, reduce risk and empower their business colleagues by offering self-service contract creation at the point of need. Contract Express speeds up the end-to-end contract life-cycle by securely streamlining the contract creation and approval process.


AXA PPP Healthcare

A Contract Express customer

Deutsche Telekom

Deutsche Telekom

A Contract Express customer

Want to know more about document automation?

Streamline the contract creation process

Manage risk

Contract Express integrates with Practical Law so you're equipped with industry standard documents from the starting line. You can proceed with full confidence that you're working with the most up-to-date and accurate version of a document type.

Reduce sales cycle

Empower internal users with self-service contracting which eliminates the legal bottleneck with pre-approved standard contracts and sophisticated approval work flows.

Reduce external spend

The precision and speed acquired through this innovative technology will give your legal team opportunities to automate routine work and time to focus on higher value work. The advanced reporting capabilities will help demonstrate the value that the legal team brings to the business.

Capabilities and features

Provides a better user experience

  • Offers a customisable dashboard for a law firm or client
  • Employs mobile first design
  • Has a preview mode to observe changes as they're being made through the questionnaire

Scales to your size or usage requirements

  • Manages high volumes of complex contracts
  • Generates repetitive secondary deal documents
  • Enables clients to complete a questionnaire to send to an associate for review

Supports a range of lawyers' needs

  • Recognises lawyers’ square bracket legal markup notation with Contract Express Author
  • Assists associates and paralegals with Contract Express Drafter
  • Facilitates easier contract negotiation with Contract Express Negotiator
  • Integrates with Practical Law

Technology that meets your requirements

  • Works perfectly on mobile devices, whether it’s a smart phone or a tablet, the features will adapt to the screen size available for drafting and review on the go.
  • Provides first class integration with your organization’s business systems such as client, matter, billing and accounting systems.

Let’s discuss your specific needs and see if this product is right for you.