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Sydney, May 17, 2016

Lexis Draft Earns a Place on the 2016 SMART 100 Index of Australia's Most Innovative Products

Drafting solution named one of Australia’s 100 most innovative products

LexisNexis has been placed on the 2016 SMART 100 index for the first-of-its-kind product Lexis Draft. Competing with over 700 nominations, the drafting tool was recognised for its innovation and potential to achieve consumer adoption and commercial success.

With increased time and workload pressure forcing over half of legal practitioners to make tough decisions to skip proof reading and checking activities, LexisNexis developed a tool kit for easy review, editing and proofreading activities in seconds. This gives confidence they have high quality accurate legal documents in a shorter time. Lexis Draft allows users to editorially review documents; provide analytical and legal research validation and access to deeper research libraries within the document itself. Initial research shows that with technology like Lexis Draft they feel it will give them the freedom to focus on important tasks (93 per cent), improve accuracy and reduce risk (91 per cent).

“We are delighted at being recognised for our innovative and path breaking product Lexis Draft. Our team of developers are constantly engaged in creating solutions that are practical and aim to build efficiencies for our clients. This is another evolutionary step to show the way technology and innovation can assist legal practitioners to be free of mundane tasks and deliver quality documents,” said Glenn Cooksley, LexisNexis, Head of Drafting Solutions.

Placement on the SMART 100 Index follows the recent Stevie Award win for Lexis Nexis where it was named the winner of a Silver Stevie® Award in the hotly contested Corporate Innovation category in the third annual Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards.

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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. LexisNexis Legal & Professional, which serves customers in more than 175 countries with 10,000 employees worldwide, is part of RELX Group, a world-leading provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers across industries.

LexisNexis® Pacific is the leading provider of local and international news, business, tax and legal information, using leading-edge technology, tools and digital solutions. Both in Australia ( and New Zealand ( LexisNexis Pacific works in close collaboration with its customers to provide content enabled-workflow systems for professionals in law firms, corporations, government, law enforcement, tax, accounting, academic institutions and compliance assessment.

About SMART 100

The SMART 100 Index was created by Anthill Magazine in 2008 to identify and rank Australia’s 100 most innovative products, proving to be one of the largest surveys of its kind in Australia. In 2015, in response to record volume entries, the program was extended to include the TOP 100 SMART SERVICES and the TOP 100 SMART PRODUCTS, in addition to the SMART 100.

“In true Anthillian style, the SMART 100 is an ever-evolving, ever-improving experiment,” said Anthill founder and Editor in Chief James Tuckerman. “It identifies and ranks new Australian innovations by applying a combination of crowdsourcing, collaboration and common sense. We employ the judgement of ‘mavens’ and readers.”