London, April 2020 – Vincent, a leading AI-powered legal research assistant in the US and Canada, is now available to the UK legal sector. Vincent combines human search behaviour with machine speed, enabling researchers to go beyond traditional research.
Research without compromise, all in a matter of seconds.
Whether you’re looking to maximise your billing hours, build a better argument or simply want to expand your research, Vincent is the ideal tool to assist you.
The starting point for using Vincent can be one of over 120 million legal information documents found on vLex Justis, or your own legal memorandums, skeleton arguments (or your opponents) and more. Vincent then uses these documents to perform thousands of complex search operations, conducting a contextual semantic search that will pinpoint the main legal topics, identify citations, and recognise similar cases, all in a matter of seconds.
The fast, effective search that Vincent conducts will result in legal research time and resources being utilised more efficiently; provide an extra level of confidence when delivering client-facing documents; minimise and mitigate the risk of missing important information; and provide support while working remotely where traditional resources and networks may be less accessible.
Like many countries, the UK legal system is under pressure to deliver the best results using minimal resources and time. Tools like Vincent provide an opportunity for UK Barristers, law firms and law librarians to continue to conduct high-quality legal research without compromise.
A well-trained and trusted assistant
To ensure that Vincent is delivering you the most appropriate results, hundreds of hours are dedicated to training the AI behind Vincent in every legal system it can support. Since Vincent’s original launch in North America, Latin America and Spain in 2018, there has been an ongoing investment into technology to support vLex Justis customers and improve Vincent’s capabilities and accuracy. As recently as April 2020, the Kentucky Bar Association announced unlimited member access to Vincent and Alberta Law Libraries have provided thousands of users with access to Vincent to support their work. John Meyers, Executive Director of the Kentucky Bar Association discussed the benefits that Vincent brings to their members:
“For smaller firms, in particular, this will be a great equalizer, enabling them to tap into technology previously only available to the very largest firms in the country.”
A 2019 agreement also made Vincent available to members of the Law Society of Manitoba, and their Director of Legal Resources, Karen Sawatzky, discussed the importance of this:
“The new vLex platform and Vincent now add a “wow” factor, but more importantly, advance our goal of supporting member competence through access to essential legal research tools.”
Preparing Vincent to work with content from the UK was the work of teams from London and Barcelona, bringing together law experts, experienced developers and legally trained editorial staff to ensure the quality of the results it returns. Robin Chesterman, Head of Product Development at vLex Justis, discusses why making Vincent available to the UK was a priority:
“With researchers elsewhere in the world already taking advantage of Vincent, we felt it was very important to make this available to the UK with the launch of vLex Justis. Being able to use your own documents as a basis for a search is very powerful – it gives you more confidence in your research and offers an advantage in litigious matters by analysing an opponent’s skeleton argument to see what they might have missed. Vincent really does have the potential to transform how legal research is conducted.”
Vincent offers for new and existing customers
To mark the launch of Vincent in the UK, vLex Justis is offering free trials of the service alongside online demonstrations and consultations, available for individuals and large organisations. To take advantage of this opportunity, or to request more information on Vincent and vLex Justis products and services, complete the online form available here.
About vLex Justis
vLex Justis provides access to an exclusive, up-to-date and comprehensive collection of legal information from over 130 jurisdictions. Founded over 30 years ago, vLex Justis continues to support thousands of lawyers, law firms, government departments and law schools around the world. Today, vLex Justis, along with their parent company, vLex, is known for developing technology to disseminate legal information on a global scale, with a team of over 170 lawyers, engineers and editorial experts based in offices around the world who are continually striving to provide up-to-date legal information and industry-leading AI-powered legal technology.