Innovative legal services firm Knights adopts LexisDraft to complement training focus

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11 March 2015


LexisNexis200Innovative professional services firm Knights and LexisNexis UK, a leading provider of content and technology solutions, today announced the adoption of market leading suite of proofreading software LexisDraft across all offices.

LexisDraft is an award-winning Microsoft toolbar that automates proofreading and citation checking functions, saving time and ensuring document quality. The tool scans and highlights potential misuses of key components 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.

Knights are committed to investing in talent at their firm and are using LexisDraft to support their goal of developing the next generation of lawyers. Alongside proofreading software, the solution also serves as a training tool between fee earners and support staff, allowing users to insert comments and notes to draw attention to critical aspects of text in documents.

David Beech, CEO of Knights said: “This new software is an excellent tool for the firm. Not only does it speed up the time it takes us to prepare contracts for our clients but it allows our paralegals to improve their knowledge as they work through documentation. LexisDraft will allow our partners to spend their time more constructively for the clients, reducing admin time which will ultimately reduce costs to our clients.”

Julian Morgan, head of drafting applications at LexisNexis, said: “It’s a testament to the versatility of the software to see the many different ways in which firms utilize LexisDraft to support the aims of their business. The Knights’ example showcases how the collaboration function can assist forward-thinking firms in practical training and development.”



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