Womble Bond Dickson pioneers for the adoption of electronic signature in the legal sector

1 July 2023

With a strong focus on innovation, WBD’s dedicated Innovation Group works with lawyers and clients to identify opportunities and deliver projects across the firm that will drive their business and clients forward.

However, as a full-service law firm advising hundreds of organisations across 12 sectors, WBD deals with a variety of stakeholders and handles very different work streams. The adoption of new technology can be challenging with each sector having different priorities and requirements.

Moving to eSignatures has provided many benefits to the firm; as well as being faster and a lot more reliable than ‘wet ink signatures’ it has been business critical during the pandemic, supporting users working remotely and empowering clients to sign contracts from almost anywhere on nearly any device.

  • 66% of contracts signed in under 1 hour
  • 4,000 envelopes sent using DocuSign eSignature since lockdown
  • 88% contracts signed in under 24 hours