Sometimes a law or other provision may lead to the need for a new step if a specific provision is provided, for example. B The Competition Act 1998 requires the registration of certain agreements restricting competition. The following article was originally published in dezaba`s weekly newsletter This Week at the Bar on April 18, 2016. Contract design and audit are core activities of a transaction lawyer. Rarely, if at all, does a lawyer re-draft from background to serial or has the license to make unlimited changes during a check. Instead, the lawyer starts with something on the side of different quality and works under time pressure to express the intention of the parties, while inserting it in some way into the negotiation process.