Top 100 law firm Birketts announces adoption of LexisDraft to deliver efficiencies and maintain high quality work

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7 April 2015

LexisNexis200Award winning law firm Birketts and LexisNexis UK, a leading provider of content and technology solutions, today announced the adoption of market leading proofreading software LexisDraft.

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.

Birketts is dedicated to running a cost effective and forward-thinking business while providing the quality services to clients it is known for across the East of England. Using the tool to cut down on time spent on proofreading tasks will allow the firm to focus on customer experience and continuous improvement.

The solution will also assist in collaboration practices, supporting the firm to work across its four offices in Ipswich, Cambridge, Chelmsford and Norwich. Birketts is committed to adopting technology that will allow flexibility and time-saving working practices, benefitting from the collaboration function which enables users to insert comments and notes to draw attention to critical aspects of text in documents.

Tom Wagstaff, director of knowledge management and innovation said: “Birketts continues to explore new products and ways of working to enhance how we deliver legal advice and solutions to our clients. LexisDraft significantly speeds up the time it takes to draft, check and proofread documents, allowing partners to spend more time focusing on our clients’ needs.”

Julian Morgan, head of drafting applications at LexisNexis, added: “This year we have seen accelerated adoption of LexisDraft as firms continue to embrace benefits of the product. We are now seeing a gap emerging between the firms who use technology to provide better quality of service to their customers, and those who don’t, and we’re delighted that leading regional firms such as Birketts are seeing the opportunity to create a competitive advantage in this way.”


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