LexisNexis Unveils the Most Comprehensive Legal Generative AI Solution in the World — Australian Commercial Preview

February 07, 2024

Lexis+ AI delivers secure generative AI tools grounded in LexisNexis’ unrivalled legal content, spanning and summarising over a million documents in seconds to fuel efficiency, effectiveness, and verifiable results for Australia’s legal sector


Sydney (4 pm AEST / 12 am EST)LexisNexis® Legal & Professional, a leading global provider of legal information and analytics, today announced the launch of the Australian commercial preview of Lexis+ AI™, a generative AI solution designed to transform legal work. Grounded in one of the largest repositories of accurate and exclusive legal content, Lexis+ AI combines the power of generative AI with proprietary LexisNexis search technology and authoritative content. 

LexisNexis’ first to market generative AI solution spans 1.23 million documents in seconds, and based on global experience, is anticipated to save Australian lawyers an average of 11 hours per week across research, drafting, client communications, and case summarisation activity. 

Lexis+ AI technology features conversational search, insightful summarisation, and intelligent legal drafting and document upload capabilities, all supported by state-of-the-art encryption and privacy technology to keep sensitive data secure. All results are backed by verifiable, citable authority or source.

  • Conversational search – simplifies the complex and time-consuming legal research journey, providing a search experience for diverse legal questions with citations, facilitating lawyers’ ability to complete research effectively and efficiently.
  • Enhanced summarisation – provides a custom summary of legal documents to speed up and guide insightful analysis.
  • Generative document drafting – guides customers throughout the legal drafting process, generating a first draft of a legal document, and allowing users to change the language and tone from a simple prompt.
  • Document upload capabilities – enable users to rapidly analyse, summarise, and extract key insights from legal documents.

The Australian launch follows unprecedented sales of Lexis+ AI in the U.S., with onboarding for customers underway. Lexis+ AI was also rolled out to leading U.S. law schools. Earlier this year, Lexis+ AI was launched to commercial preview users in the UK and Canada. Rollout across France will follow Australia.  

Greg Dickason, Managing Director at LexisNexis Asia Pacific, said: “We’re thrilled to bring this transformative technology to our Australian customers. The Lexis+ AI solution is a proven first-of-its-kind tool for lawyers and will dramatically improve the speed, quality, and effectiveness of their practice and business regardless of where and how they practice law. We have taken a customer-first approach to all our innovation, research, and product development.”

LexisNexis is teaming up with leading law firms, such as Clayton Utz and Holding Redlich, as part of its commercial preview program to tap into their expertise for advice and feedback.   

Emma Covacevich, Chief Executive Partner at Clayton Utz, said: “As LexisNexis is a key content provider, we see its AI solutions having an important role in our own AI program and helping us to deliver a new level of client experience.”

“We were the first large law-firm to adopt Lexis+, and we’re excited to be the first to see how Lexis+ AI will allow us to make even more effective use of legal information resources.”

Keren Smith, Chief Knowledge Officer at Holding Redlich, said: “We are supporting the research and development of generative AI across the industry.”

“LexisNexis is a key content provider, so their roadmap will be closely watched and will inform our own innovation program so that we continue to deliver tailored legal solutions for our clients. As one of the first large law firms to adopt Lexis+, we are pleased to see the benefits that Lexis+ AI has to offer.”

According to LexisNexis Legal & Professional Chief Technology Officer Jeff Reihl: “LexisNexis has been leveraging artificial intelligence technology, including natural language processing and large language models, in our legal solutions for years, and we’ve been using generative AI in our research and development labs for more than two years. We have invested more than $1 billion into this technology, and feedback across the USA and Europe has been incredibly encouraging. We are truly excited to see this launch in Australia.”

LexisNexis is responsibly developing legal AI solutions with human oversight. LexisNexis, part of RELX, follows the RELX Responsible AI Principles, and considers the real-world impact of its solutions on people, and takes action to prevent the creation or reinforcement of unfair bias. The company’s commitment to data security and privacy in the legal industry spans more than 50 years. LexisNexis employs over 2,000 technologists, data scientists, and subject matter experts to develop, test, and validate its solutions and deliver comprehensive, accurate information.

To support lawyers in their understanding of AI and the opportunities it will present, the Lexis+ AI Insider program offers free and exclusive access to webinars, thought leadership, and breaking news on the latest AI technologies free and open to all legal professionals.

Insiders can sign up to be among the first to experience Lexis+ AI. To join the Lexis+ AI Insider program, visit: https://www.lexisnexis.com.au/en/insights-and-analysis/artificial-intelligence. For more information on Lexis+ AI, visit www.lexisnexis.com.au    


About LexisNexis Legal & Professional
LexisNexis® Legal & Professional provides legal, regulatory, and business information and analytics that help customers increase their productivity, improve decision-making, achieve better outcomes, and advance the rule of law around the world. As a digital pioneer, the company was the first to bring legal and business information online with its Lexis® and Nexis® services. LexisNexis Legal & Professional, which serves customers in more than 150 countries with 11,300 employees worldwide, is part of RELX, a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers. 

About RELX
RELX is a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers. RELX serves customers in more than 180 countries and has offices in about 40 countries. It employs more than 35,000 people over 40% of whom are in North America. The shares of RELX PLC, the parent company, are traded on the London, Amsterdam and New York Stock Exchanges using the following ticker symbols: London: REL; Amsterdam: REN; New York: RELX. The market capitalisation is approximately £61.9bn | €72.5bn | $78bn

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Monique Dorigo
0423 567138
Head of Marketing, LexisNexis Australia