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Innovative Legal Services Firm Knights Adopts LexisDraft to Complement Training Focus

LexisDraft now used by 170 fee earners, paralegals and trainees at Knights to support collaboration, training and development.

LONDON, 11 March 2015 – Innovative professional services firm Knights (www.knightsllp.co.uk) and LexisNexis UK (www.lexisnexis.co.uk), a leading provider of content and technology solutions, today announced the adoption of market leading suite of proofreading software Lexis®Draft across all offices.

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

Knights are committed to investing in talent at their firm and are using LexisDraft to support their goal of developing the next generation of lawyers. Alongside proofreading software, the solution also serves as a training tool between fee earners and support staff, allowing users to insert comments and notes to draw attention to critical aspects of text in documents.

David Beech, CEO of Knights said: “This new software is an excellent tool for the firm. Not only does it speed up the time it takes us to prepare contracts for our clients but it allows our paralegals to improve their knowledge as they work through documentation. LexisDraft will allow our partners to spend their time more constructively for the clients, reducing admin time which will ultimately reduce costs to our clients.”

Julian Morgan, Head of Drafting Applications at LexisNexis, said: “It’s a testament to the versatility of the software to see the many different ways in which firms utilize LexisDraft to support the aims of their business. The Knights’ example showcases how the collaboration function can assist forward-thinking firms in practical training and development.”

About Knights

Knights is a full service professional services firm with a team of over 200. In 2013, Knights became the first UK commercial law firm to be granted an ABS licence and attract private equity investment. Knights has doubled its revenue since ABS and is on track to become a top 100 law firm by 2017.

Knights has offices in Chester, Stoke and Cheltenham with professionals providing support to businesses across the full spectrum of commercial areas. As well as being a full service commercial firm, Knights has developed particular specialisms in real estate, mines and minerals, landed estates and renewable energy. Knights also has a highly regarded private client team including a tax and trust team advising individuals on how best to manage and protect their wealth for the future.

About LexisNexis Legal & Professional

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

Media Contacts:

Melissa Higgsmith
T: +44 (0)20 7400 2689
E: melissa.higgsmith@lexisnexis.co.uk

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