Press Release

LexisNexis Transforms the Way Lawyers Draft Documents

LexisNexis is first to incorporate leading drafting services in Microsoft Word

LONDON, 11 July 2013 – LexisNexis UK (, a leading provider of content and technology solutions, today announced that it has launched Lexis®Draft, the first toolbar to combine LexisNexis content with workflow tools, including EagleEye proofreading from Microsystems, in the Microsoft Word environment.

The launch of LexisDraft sees the start of a new generation of LexisNexis services that will improve the way that lawyers work.

LexisNexis has partnered with Microsoft, Business Integrity and Microsystems to create LexisDraft. 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.

Christian Fleck, LexisNexis Managing Director, commented: “We are delighted to be partnering with Microsoft, Business Integrity and Microsystems. By connecting our content and their unique technologies, we can now support lawyers throughout the drafting process in Microsoft Word. At LexisNexis we are dedicated to providing excellent user experiences, which is why we're working to connect all our information, so everything works together, wherever and whenever our customers need it. LexisDraft is the first in a number of new services that will be released over the next 12 months, providing lawyers with tools to achieve great results, quickly and accurately.”

LexisDraft speeds up the time it takes to edit, monitor documents for changes in the law, and the process of checking legal facts and citations within a document. The integrated checking systems prevent avoidable errors, mitigating risk and driving continuous service improvement.

Tom O’Sullivan, Microsystems Chairman & Founder, commented: “Microsystems is committed to speeding lawyer workflow while improving overall document quality, which is why we are so proud to partner with LexisNexis on LexisDraft and so pleased that EagleEye, our proofreading and agreement checking solution, has been integrated as a key component. Law firm clients have escalating expectations for document accuracy and lawyers are continually asked to provide higher quality documents in shorter time periods. LexisDraft with EagleEye is a big step forward.”

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. Part of Reed Elsevier, LexisNexis Legal & Professional serves customers in more than 100 countries with 10,000 employees worldwide.

In the UK, LexisNexis ( online legal solutions include: Lexis®Library, Lexis®PSL and  Lexis®Draft. Published resources include both Butterworths® and Tolley™. LexisNexis provides the most comprehensive source of legal and tax commentary in the UK and was named Supplier of the Year at the British Legal Awards 2012.

About Microsystems
Microsystems is a leading software company dedicated to providing technology solutions designed to improve document content quality and formatting, mitigate document–related risks and enhance document production efficiency. With a strong focus on the continuous delivery of innovation, knowledge, support and education as well as an unyielding attention to outstanding customer service, Microsystems has built and maintained an industry–leading reputation since 1995.

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Sarah Plaka
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