Press Release

Successful Commercial Law Firm Lewis Silkin Installs LexisCheck Monitor for Microsoft SharePoint

Lewis Silkin mitigates risk by implementing the latest automated citation checking software from LexisNexis

LONDON, May 13 2011 – LexisNexis UK, a leading provider of legal information services, today announced that Lewis Silkin, the full-service city law firm, has selected Lexis®Check Monitor as part of its information strategy.


LexisCheck Monitor integrates seamlessly with Microsoft SharePoint to analyse and monitor internal documents for changes in the law. Alerts are received immediately following any changes, and reports are produced showing the impact of these changes.

Using LexisCheck Monitor, Lewis Silkin can monitor any documents they choose, enabling their lawyers, PSLs and information professionals to monitor different sets of documents and receive individual alerts on the status of citations, increasing accuracy and reducing the opportunity for error.

Penny Newman, Director of People and Knowledge at Lewis Silkin, commented: “Installing LexisCheck Monitor into our SharePoint sites ensures all of our knowhow documents, precedents and client documents are constantly monitored for out-of-date citations. This helps us increase our efficiency as a firm, mitigate risk and identify client development opportunities.”

Tim Hawkins, Content and Customer operations director, LexisNexis UK, added: “It is great to be able to work with such a successful city law firm as Lewis Silkin and really add value to their business. LexisCheck Monitor is an excellent addition to any law firm, large or small. The ability to automate citation checking not only saves fee earners valuable time but also provides them with the confidence of knowing they have delivered advice of the best quality to their clients.”


About LexisNexis

LexisNexis® ( is a leading global provider of content-enabled workflow solutions designed specifically for professionals in the legal, risk management, corporate, government, law enforcement, accounting and academic markets. LexisNexis originally pioneered online information with its Lexis® and Nexis® services. A member of Reed Elsevier [NYSE: ENL; NYSE: RUK] (, LexisNexis serves customers in more than 100 countries with 15,000 employees worldwide.

In the UK, LexisNexis ( online legal solutions include: Lexis®PSL, Lexis®Check and Lexis®Library - named Online Product of the Year at the Legal Technology Awards. Published resources include both Butterworths and Tolley. LexisNexis provides the most comprehensive source of legal and tax commentary in the UK.

About Lewis Silkin

Lewis Silkin is a City practice that has thrived on its commitment to delivering results for clients, striving to be ‘a rather more human law firm’, with each individual contributing to successful, productive and friendly working relationships. Lewis Silkin’s lawyers are focused on providing effective and commercial solutions to clients’ needs. In addition to expertise in the legal fields of real estate and development; corporate; employment, reward and immigration; litigation and dispute resolution and media, brands and technology, the firm focuses, in particular, on several industry sectors – media, ‘people’ and regeneration.

Press Contact Information:

Sarah Gill
PR Manager
T: +44 (0) 207 400 2874 

Mark Grant
Director of Business Development
Lewis Silkin LLP
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