Because it will save you time, or money, or both. ContractProbe will cut down substantially the length of time you have to spend on reviewing a contract.
ContractProbe will also make your work easier. No-one likes proofreading documents for the types of errors that ContractProbe picks up. ContractProbe takes that weight off your shoulders and allows you to decide simply whether you’re concerned about a particular problem or not.
Finally, ContractProbe reduces the risks of missing important clauses in contracts.
Our team includes lawyers qualified in the USA, Australia and England and computer programmers in a number of other countries. ContractProbe Pty Ltd was founded by Michael Pattison. Michael has been listed as being in the top tier of Australia’s information technology lawyers in the independent guide Chambers each year from 2003 to 2016. He also has a Masters of Applied Science (Comp Sc) and his thesis involved an application of artificial intelligence to law. Michael has recently left private practice in order to concentrate on technology innovations for the legal industry.
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Some of the problems ContractProbe reports on are:
Of course, we are not aware of the parties' commercial objectives in entering into a particular agreement. Nor are we aware of their personal circumstances. So it may be that things that seem wrong to us are in fact ok. Equally, since we don’t know these things we can’t guarantee that the draft agreement is in fact fit for purpose. All ContractProbe can do is to give you information about the draft agreement which you can then use to help in finalising the agreement.
All types! However, ContractProbe provides a more in depth review of the following types of agreement - Supply Agreements, Services Agreements, Non Disclosure Agreements, Intellectual Property licenses, Consultancy and US Employment Agreements. Our pricing takes into account the different levels of review that we provide for different types of agreement.
Absolutely! Please let us know if there is a particular type of agreement that you come across regularly and would like to have ContractProbe to review. If there’s sufficient demand, we will definitely add that agreement type to the types of agreement that receive the more detailed review.
ContractProbe handles files submitted in docx, doc and txt format. The ability to download a mark-up of the original document which includes the comments and draft clauses you had marked for inclusion only applies for docx files. If the contract contains track changes or revision marks, please accept them all before uploading.
ContractProbe will also attempt to process files submitted in “print to pdf” format. With pdf files, if a large number of incorrect issues are raised then try “saving as” txt and then uploading in txt format.
No. As we aren’t aware of the parties' objectives or circumstances, we are not providing legal advice.
The score is calculated using a number of factors, including the extent to which the contract includes clauses that seem unusual to us in this type of agreement and the number of problems that we have detected.
Unfortunately not. As we said above, we aren’t aware of the parties' objectives or circumstances and so can’t guarantee that even a draft agreement that seems perfect to us is in fact fit for their purposes.
You can still get a report by selecting "Other". However, the review will be more limited and will only cover the following: