Kerry has worked in the legal industry for 30 years and still enjoys it as much as she did when she started. She’s always been interested in in-depth document work both design or content based. She says she remembers being asked “We are looking for volunteers for a new Document Specialist Team we are setting up … would you be interested”. She jumped at the chance and has never looked back. Three years down the line she was offered the role as team leader. She believes there is a lack of understanding of the complexities that exist within a DPU and that fee earners underestimate how long jobs can take.
What’s the future of the DPU?
We hear about AI, document automation and collaboration platforms and lawyers working in their own documents. In a legal sector of more than 11,000 firms in England & Wales alone, the document production team really is a niche specialist role. Should we be worried about how our skills are valued or should we embrace whatever opportunities that technology can offer us?”