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Drafting Assistant: Legal document analysis and review

The analysis tool that halves the time spent proofreading legal documents. We can assist in figuring out if it's right for your needs.

What is Drafting Assistant?

Drafting Assistant is a legal proofreading solution that works within Microsoft Word. Designed for law firms of all sizes and in-house legal teams, it scans your legal documents intelligently in seconds, alerting you to errors, inconsistencies, missing information and more.

Thomson Reuters Drafting Assistant

How does it work?

One easy login This login takes you to all your Drafting Tools such as Deal Proof etc.

Drafting Assistant instantly identifies open issues, defined term errors, inconsistencies and more, directly in the word processor as you are drafting a contract or working on a third-party legal document. You can then jump to potential drafting mistakes to review and correct if needed or share with colleagues via email.

Everything you need in one place

The first page shows you a menu of all the possible actions and connections you have with Drafting Tools, including the Practical Law and Westlaw integrations.

Flags & Links

The Westlaw UK integration allows you to check your citations against the latest laws and regulations.

Benchmark your document

Get drafting guidance and insert precedent guidance through the Practical Law integration right inside Word.


Average amount of time saved on reviewing documents with Drafting Assistant, according to a recent Thomson Reuters study

Cut time costs without cutting corners

Allocate hours smarter

In addition to giving you a head start when drafting, this solution will help avoid costly and time-consuming contract drafting errors. It quickly identifies and assesses potential issues, such as cross-reference discrepancies and missing information, both within your document and in related documents.

Start using it immediately

Drafting Assistant integrates with Microsoft Word, so you can start using it with little to no learning time in a platform you and your lawyers know well. If you do need any help, online training and support are available at no additional cost.

Trust your work and reduce risk

A citation-checking tool verifies the status of citations in your legal document and inserts links to the full text on Westlaw UK. Drafting Assistant also integrates with Practical Law Standard Documents and Clauses, so you can benchmark your legal documents against best-in-class precedents and ensure you're citing current law.

Capabilities and features

Proofreads your documents, saving resources needed for review

  • Catches errors, inconsistencies, missing information and more
  • Scans documents in seconds
  • Analyses and checks your documents and those from other parties for common legal drafting errors
  • Allows results sharing with colleagues by email

Outputs documents that reflect the latest market practice

  • Accesses Practical Law Standard Documents and Clauses
  • Integrates with your Practical Law content directly in Microsoft Word
  • Integrates with your Westlaw UK subscription
  • Verifies the status of citations with a citation checking tool

Can you find as many errors in 3 minutes as Drafting Assistant can find in 10 seconds?


Let’s discuss your specific needs and see if this product is right for you.