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Ashtons Legal is the latest firm to adopt the award-winning toolbar Lexis Draft

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

LONDON, 27 April 2016 – LexisNexis UK (www.lexisnexis.co.uk), a leading provider of content and technology solutions, today announced Ashtons Legal (Ashtons), an East Anglian-based law firm, is the latest business to adopt proofreading tool Lexis Draft.

Lexis Draft is a multi-award winning toolbar that automates proofreading and citation checking functions, saving time and ensuring document quality. The tool scans copy and highlights potential issues 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.

Ashtons is dedicated to running a customer-centric and forward-thinking business. Using Lexis Draft to cut down on time spent on proofreading tasks will allow the firm to work smarter and focus on delivering first-class legal advice with exceptional service.

Maria Quirke, Head of Knowledge at Ashtons said: “We are always looking for ways to enhance our customer experience so to be able to save time drafting, checking and proofreading documents will in turn allow much more time for focusing on our clients’ needs.”

LexisNexis has partnered with Microsoft and Microsystems to create Lexis Draft. The collaboration provides advanced legal document automation and styling, citation checking and robust proofreading, all underpinned by leading LexisNexis content. All of these capabilities interact seamlessly within Microsoft Word, providing customers with a first-class user experience.

Julian Morgan, Head of Drafting Applications at LexisNexis, said: “Lexis Draft is fast being recognised as the technological way forward by progressive law firms. It offers significant time savings while also adding to the quality of legal documents. We are delighted that Ashtons can see the real customer value that Lexis Draft delivers.”

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 organizations 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 organizations 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, a world-leading provider of information and analytics for professional and business 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™.

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