Macfarlanes announces adoption of Kira

Written by: Kira Systems

March 26, 2018

3 minute read

London, UK - Kira Systems announces the formalization of its long-standing relationship with city law firm Macfarlanes, and its growing use of the technology by their commercial, real estate and finance practitioners.

Through their adoption of Kira, which uses AI-enabled technology to automatically uncover information in contracts, Macfarlanes can ensure that it continues to deliver the highest level of client service, enhanced by the use of innovative technology. The commercial team at the firm has used the tool to conduct faster, more comprehensive and accurate commercial document reviews. Using Kira’s clause extraction and comparison capabilities, the team has been able to conduct sample testing for larger sets of agreements and a more detailed review of high-value contracts in much less time.

On one such matter, Macfarlanes was able to complete a review project with Kira on 1500+ commercial documents in just two days and provide their client with a detailed risk assessment. Without the technology, this review would have taken significantly longer.

“Macfarlanes’ focus is on highly specialized work, and our need to conduct very tailored document reviews means we derive immense benefit from Kira’s Quick Study feature that allows us to train the system ourselves to find any information we’re looking for. It was one of the main determining factors during our evaluation of competing products,” said Christopher Tart-Roberts, Head of Knowledge, Innovation and Legal Technology at Macfarlanes. “We approach innovation the same way we approach all of our work, by focusing our attention on how we can deliver the best client service.”

Macfarlanes continues to explore new practice areas where the technology can amplify the firm’s expertise, including in their real estate, corporate, finance and derivatives & trading groups. In each of these practice areas, the firm used Quick Study to teach Kira to find client-specific language, enhancing their ability to offer accurate reviews that meet detailed and bespoke client needs.

“We are thrilled to see how Macfarlanes has been able to pass on the benefits of technology directly to their clients in so many of their practice areas. The firm’s commitment to technological transformation has resulted in tangible, measurable benefits for their clients,” said Daniel Von Weihe, Vice President of Sales & Customer Success at Kira Systems.

About Macfarlanes

Macfarlanes is a leading law firm based in London. We work with corporate and private clients around the world on advisory and transactional matters as well as on disputes and investigations.

For more information, please visit:

About Kira Systems

Kira Systems’ technology is the most used and trusted software for contract review and analysis, helping the world’s largest corporations and professional service firms uncover relevant information from unstructured contracts and related documents. Kira is powerful, patented, award-winning software that excels at searching and analyzing contract text and can be deployed for due diligence, knowledge management, lease abstraction, regulatory compliance and other projects where visibility into contract provisions is critical. Using Kira Quick Study, anyone can train additional models that can accurately identify virtually any desired clause. To find out more, please visit

Share this article:

Get the latest legal tech insights sent straight to your inbox