Slaughter and May deploys Recommind’s Decisiv Search

Slaughter and May chooses Recommind’s Decisiv Search for its knowledge management search platform across the firm’s knowledge resources.

LONDON, 16thOctober, 2012 – Recommind, the leader in predictive information management & analysis software, today announced that Magic Circle law firm Slaughter and May has deployed Recommind’s Decisiv® Search as its knowledge management search solution. Based on Recommind’s CORE® (Context Optimised Relevancy Engine) platform, and unique concept-based search technology, the new solution provides Slaughter and May with a search facility across the firm’s know-how, intranet content and library sources. The solution has been customised so that it can be accessed from within Slaughter and May’s document management system, enabling users to highlight text in Word or Outlook and search directly for relevant know-how. The platform will provide the firm’s 1,250 legal and non-legal staff in London, Brussels, Hong Kong and Beijing with quick access to the information and expertise they need.

“Our lawyers are used to being able to filter and organise their search results easily on the internet, and it should be no different when it comes to searching our internal databases and information repositories. Recommind’s Decisiv Search provides an intuitive and powerful search platform to enable our lawyers to find what they are looking for as quickly as possible,” said Annabelle Vamos, Head of Knowledge & Information at Slaughter and May.

It was important for the search solution to not only enable improved employee efficiency for Slaughter and May, but it was essential that the technology fit seamlessly within the business’s IT portfolio.

“We have been impressed with both the Recommind product and the team’s support, guidance and the speed at which they delivered a working platform. The technology was easy to work with and the project was delivered within budget” said Christopher Martin, Head of Technology at Slaughter and May.

“It is important that law firms consolidate their knowledge resources onto a single platform, as Slaughter and May are demonstrating with the integrated search over their know-how, intranet and library resources. In doing this law firms can improve efficiency and allow staff to quickly and seamlessly search for content. Working with Slaughter and May, we have done just that, creating a simple, easy to use enterprise search platform that can adapt to the changing needs of the business” said Simon Price, Managing Director UK at Recommind.

Slaughter and May is the latest law firm to adopt Recommind’s search technology. Other law firms using Recommind’s technology include Clifford Chance, Eversheds, Macfarlanes, Mills and Reeve and Stephenson Harwood.


About Recommind
Recommind is the leader in predictive information management and analysis software, delivering search-powered business applications that transform the way enterprises, government entities and law firms conduct eDiscovery, enterprise search, and information governance.  Recommind’s solutions are all built on the CORE (Context Optimized Relevancy Engine) platform, which automatically accesses, organizes and analyzes large volumes of information in context from myriad sources. With greater control over and more accurate access to information, organizations can lower risk, heighten productivity, increase the value of information assets and improve competitiveness and profitability. Recommind customers include AstraZeneca, BMW, Clifford Chance, Cisco, Marathon Oil, Morgan Lewis, US Department of Energy (DOE), White & Case and Wilmer Hale. Recommind is headquartered in San Francisco and has offices in Boston, London, Sydney and Bonn, Germany. For more information, e-mail or go to

About Slaughter and May

Slaughter and May is a leading international law firm, with over 120 partners and 1250 staff worldwide. Its client list includes leading corporations, financial institutions and governments. It has offices in London, Brussels, Hong Kong and Beijing and also works closely with leading independent law firms around the world to provide a global legal service.