Top 100 Law Firm Birketts Announces Adoption of LexisDraft to Deliver Efficiencies and Maintain High Quality Work

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Birketts will take advantage of the cost cutting proofreading functionality

LexisDraft significantly speeds up the time it takes to draft, check and proofread documents, allowing partners to spend more time focusing on our clients’ needs

Award winning law firm Birketts ( and LexisNexis UK (, a leading provider of content and technology solutions, today announced the adoption of market leading proofreading software LexisDraft.

LexisDraft is an award winning Microsoft toolbar that automates proofreading and citation checking functions, saving time and ensuring document quality. The tool scans and highlights potential misuses of key components in agreements, finds and fixes inconsistent phrasing, identifies broken references, ensures that up-to-date citations are used, applies consistent numbering and allows for in-product collaboration.

Birketts is dedicated to running a cost effective and forward-thinking business while providing the quality services to clients it is known for across the East of England. Using the tool to cut down on time spent on proofreading tasks will allow the firm to focus on customer experience and continuous improvement.

The solution will also assist in collaboration practices, supporting the firm to work across its four offices in Ipswich, Cambridge, Chelmsford and Norwich. Birketts is committed to adopting technology that will allow flexibility and time-saving working practices, benefitting from the collaboration function which enables users to insert comments and notes to draw attention to critical aspects of text in documents.

Tom Wagstaff, director of knowledge management and innovation said: “Birketts continues to explore new products and ways of working to enhance how we deliver legal advice and solutions to our clients. LexisDraft significantly speeds up the time it takes to draft, check and proofread documents, allowing partners to spend more time focusing on our clients’ needs.”

Julian Morgan, Head of Drafting Applications at LexisNexis, added: “This year we have seen accelerated adoption of LexisDraft as firms continue to embrace benefits of the product. We are now seeing a gap emerging between the firms who use technology to provide better quality of service to their customers, and those who don’t, and we’re delighted that leading regional firms such as Birketts are seeing the opportunity to create a competitive advantage in this way.”

About Birketts LLP
Birketts LLP is a full service law firm with offices in Ipswich, Norwich, Cambridge and Chelmsford offering a comprehensive range of legal services to businesses, institutions and financially independent private clients. With 55 partners and a total headcount approaching 500, Birketts LLP is large enough to provide specialist skills in most areas of the law but small enough to maintain a personal service.
About LexisNexis Legal & Professional
LexisNexis Legal & Professional ( is a leading global provider of content and technology solutions that enable professionals in legal, corporate, tax, government, academic and non-profit organisations to make informed decisions and achieve better business outcomes. As a digital pioneer, the company was the first to bring legal and business information online with its Lexis® and Nexis® services. Today, LexisNexis Legal & Professional harnesses leading-edge technology and world-class content, to help professionals work in faster, easier and more effective ways. Through close collaboration with its customers, the company ensures organisations can leverage its solutions to reduce risk, improve productivity, increase profitability and grow their business. LexisNexis Legal & Professional, which serves customers in more than 175 countries with 10,000 employees worldwide, is part of RELX Group plc, a world-leading provider of information solutions for professional customers across industries.

In the UK, LexisNexis ( online legal solutions include: Lexis®PSL, Lexis®Draft, Lexis®Smart and Lexis®Library. Published resources include both Butterworths® and Tolley™.

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Melissa Higgsmith    
Communications Manager    
LexisNexis UK    
T: +44 (0)20 7400 2977
E: melissa(dot)higgsmith(at)lexisnexis(dot)co(dot)uk

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