Press Release

LexisNexis continues to evolve its drafting technology in partnership with Microsystems

Lexis®Draft product set to benefit through Microsystems’ merger with XRef

LONDON, 15th September 2016 – LexisNexis UK (www.lexisnexis.co.uk), a leading provider of content and technology solutions, today supported the announcement that global partner Microsystems was acquiring proofreading tool XRef. This acquisition, and the continued partnership between LexisNexis and Microsystems, will help to accelerate the evolution of Lexis Draft, the award winning productivity tool for lawyers (which utilises functionality from Microsystems).

Lexis Draft is the market leading productivity tool that checks and enhances legal documents whilst linking to LexisNexis content and industry leading drafting features. Lexis Draft automates document creation, proofreading and citation checking, saving time and ensuring document quality. All of these capabilities integrate seamlessly within Microsoft Word, providing users with an intuitive experience that delivers efficiency along the drafting process.

Lexis Draft is trusted by over a third of UK large law firms as their drafting tool of choice. It has won multiple awards for technical innovation (SIIA CODiE Awards) and legal innovation (British Legal Awards) in the UK and around the globe.

QUOTE FROM MICROSYSTEMS
Stacey Kacek, CEO of Microsystems, commented on the transaction and the partnership with LexisNexis: “We are delighted about the merger with XRef, which further advances our market leading position in proofreading tools across the globe. This transaction will greatly benefit our strategic partnership with LexisNexis in the UK and beyond, jointly delivering the best overall drafting solution in the marketplace.”

QUOTE FROM LEXISNEXIS UK
Christian Fleck, Managing Director of LexisNexis UK, said “We are delighted that Microsystems has merged with XRef. This development will further strengthen our partnership with Microsystems, and we look forward to our continued collaboration and innovation leadership in drafting solutions for the legal market.”

LexisNexis has been in partnership with Microsystems since the launch of Lexis Draft in 2013, recently launching version 4 which incorporates Microsystems’ latest technology. This latest version delivers further advances in usability, precision and speed. Documents checked by Lexis Draft contain fewer errors and help lawyers meet their firms’ and clients’ quality standards, enhancing their ability to deliver excellent client service. Lexis Draft allows lawyers to check and fix their documents faster and more accurately than ever before.

For more information visit www.lexisnexis.co.uk/lexisdraft

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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