LexisNexis Announces RPC as Latest Firm to Benefit from Proofreading Tool LexisDraft

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RPC has adopted the technology across its business to increase time lawyers can spend on delivering value to their clients.

We are attracted to the clean and simple interface of LexisDraft. Technology should be simple to adopt so lawyers actually use it and reap the benefits.

LexisNexis UK (http://www.lexisnexis.co.uk), a leading provider of content and technology solutions, today announced leading London-headquartered commercial firm RPC, named Law Firm of the Year 2014, as the latest to adopt LexisDraft.

The award-winning toolbar chosen by RPC assists lawyers in the proofreading process, saving time and ensuring document quality. LexisDraft scans and highlights potential misuses of key components in agreements, checks for correct use of definitions, 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.

As a forward-thinking firm, RPC is committed to adopting new technology that helps them work smarter and demonstrably delivers value to its clients.

Sanjeev Chahal, Project Manager at RPC, commented: “We are continually looking for ways to work smarter. We value our lawyers’ expertise and we want to give them the time to focus on adding value for their clients, rather than getting bogged down on more process-heavy tasks.

"We know that our clients expect documents to be error-free, and proofreading can be onerous and time consuming. LexisDraft enables our team to proofread and check for potential errors in a fraction of the time, improving efficiency and reducing risk. This gives our lawyers the flexibility to do what they do best – providing focused commercial advice and outstanding legal service.”

LexisDraft operates within Microsoft Word, a working environment that lawyers are used to, without the need for switching between programs or extensive staff training on new products. Chahal added: “We are attracted to the clean and simple interface of LexisDraft. Technology should be simple to adopt so lawyers actually use it and reap the benefits."

Julian Morgan, Head of Drafting Applications at LexisNexis, said: “We are seeing more and more firms catching on to the benefit that the technology offers the law firms of today. We have designed LexisDraft with the modern future-focused firm in mind and are confident that it will continue to become part of the everyday legal workflow. We are delighted that RPC can see the real commercial value that LexisDraft delivers”.

About LexisNexis Legal & Professional

LexisNexis Legal & Professional (http://www.lexisnexis.com) 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 (http://www.lexisnexis.co.uk) online legal solutions include: Lexis®PSL, Lexis®Draft, Lexis®Smart and Lexis®Library. Published resources include both Butterworths® and Tolley™.

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