Press Release

Inaugural LexisNexis User Conference Provides Insights into Legal Practice Issues, Innovations and Best Practices

Customers Gather to Share Industry Knowledge, Glean Best Practice and Celebrate Peer Achievements

London, 22nd November, 2010 – LexisNexis UK, a leading provider of content-enabled workflow solutions, held its first Enterprise Solutions User Conference 'Transformation 2010' in Birmingham. The conference, held on November 3-4, attracted more than 200 legal professionals and included product workshops, keynote presentations and live case studies. The event also provided insights into technology developments, business issues, innovation and best practice. Also during the User Conference, several law firms were recognised with the LexisNexis Vision Awards for their innovative uses of technology in one of six categories.


LexisNexis Enterprise Solutions customers gained insights from industry leaders on methods to combat macro industry challenges such as the economic crisis and the looming Legal Services Act, as well as the day to day issues of matching technology with business requirements, all of which impact today.s modern law firm.

Vision Award Winners

'Innovation of the Year' was awarded to Roythornes, which introduced an innovative risk and compliance management application powered by LexisNexis® Visualfiles®.

The 'Team of the Year' award was given to Hempsons, a specialist health and social care law firm that implemented LexisNexis® dna and thereby facilitated sustainable compliance by standardising and automating key business processes.

Within the individual categories, Neil Davison of Farrer & Co. was recognised as 'IT Strategist of the Year'. This accolade honours his achievements overseeing a team of 13 people, harnessing their talent to implement a technology and process change project.

'IT Achiever' award went to Phil Whitehead of DWF LLP for overseeing a project involving the roll out of Visualfiles and LexisNexis® InterAction® CRM software across an organisation with more than 1,200 employees.

Wiggin LLP was recognised for its 'Finance Strategy'; maximising the impact of its BI solution, which analyses data in order to identify key opportunities.

The 'Business Development Project of the Year' award went to Sarah Parker at Shoosmiths for using InterAction to help lawyers manage and execute a training programme aimed at in-house lawyers that provides not only legal, but also soft skills training. This project ensures users have access to campaigns, and educates users where data is held to support the initiative.

“We are delighted with the feedback following the first Enterprise Solutions User Conference. Customers have commented that they gathered new insights and practical knowledge that they can take back to their firms,” said Tim Cheadle, General Manager, LexisNexis Enterprise Solutions. “Having such fantastic speakers at the conference greatly contributed to its value to the attendees. Overall the event was a huge success and we are already making plans for next year.”

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, is a leading provider of information and business solutions to the legal, accountancy, corporate, risk and public sectors. As a leading provider of software platforms, LexisNexis Enterprise Solutions works with customers to drive productive, efficient and reliable business decisions. Its solutions include LexisNexis® Visualfiles®, a case and matter management software; LexisNexis® dna, a fully-integrated practice management software; LexisNexis® Streamline, a best-of-breed, single platform for legal and business process workflow management; LexisNexis® Redwood Analytics®, a business intelligence and budgeting software and services; and LexisNexis® InterAction®, a customer relationship management tool.

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Laura Whitehead
LexisNexis Enterprise Solutions
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