What's new in Lexis®PSL Commercial Law

Stay up-to-date with our latest LexisPSL Commercial Law enhancements. At LexisNexis we are committed to delivering high-quality products and services, that is why we are taking on board your feedback and are constantly reviewing our products to make sure we provide you with the best possible user experience and the most up-to-date content for each practice area.


Latest key enhancements:

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The following features and improvements were added in July 2018

  • Major updates to a number of Practice Notes in 'Online advertising and adtech' including online advertising, online behavioural advertising.
  • Major update to core Practice Note on direct marketing in the 'Marketing and sponsorship' subtopic
  • New precedent Event Sponsorship Agreement-pro organiser
  • Comprehensive review and update to all Commercial content and precedents to reflect change in data protection legislation and implementation of GDPR including new sub topic: Data protection essentials including key data protection information for commercial lawyers and PN Supply chains under the GDPR-arrangments between controllers and processors and new precedent Website privacy policy-GDPR compliant
  • Update "Doing business in" guides to 6 jurisdictions
  • New Supply of Services content including PN Using Framework agreements for services, and new Precedent: Framework agreement-multiple services contracts under umbrella framework-pro-customer, Precedent: Framework agreement-multiple services contracts under umbrella framework-pro-supplier, Precedent: Transitional services agreement -asset purchase, Precedent: Transitional services agreement-intra group reorganisation. New Precedent: Manufacturing Agreement
  • New Supply of Services content PN Consignment stock agreement -review and negotiaiton guide, PN Warehousing and transport services agreement- review and negotiation guide Precedent: Consignment stock agreement - pro-customer, Precedent: Consignment stock agreement - pro-supplier
  • New content in Contracts;clause bank sub topic - PN: What is set off and when is it available, PN: Types of set off and PN: Contractual set off Updated PN Contract variation
  • New content for international - PN: E-signatures - jurisdictional guide, PN Exeution of deeds - jurisditional guide, PN contract formation - jurisdictional guide
  • New franchising content - Precedent: UK Regional franchising development greement, Precedent: International franchise development agreement
  • Updates also include
    Precedents : Sub-contract agreement , Heads of Terms,
  • PNs: Negotiating damages for contractual breach
  • Checklist: Sub-context agreement -checklist
  • Upcoming content - Precedent Sales and marketing agency agreements (x2), Precedent Warehousing Agreement
  • Review of E-commerce and Joint venture content will be undertaken in Y2 with associated document enhancements


The following features and improvements were added in January 2018

  • Advertising and marketing - reorganised into four sub-topics and have rewritten all the practice notes and checklists as well as adding an Event Sponsorship Agreement and some adtech content.
  • Contracts –re-organised our Contracts content into updated, user-friendly sub-topics and removed the duplication between certain of our Contracts content and the Contracts content in the Dispute Resolution practice area making search results more manageable. This will assist with search and content browsing.
  • Sale and supply of goods – There is a new Supplier management subtopic within PSL Commercial, which forms part of both the Sale and supply of goods and Supply of services topic areas. The Supplier management subtopic brings together materials of relevance for a commercial lawyer advising on the management of a supply chain by a procurement department, in particular when:
    • trading with a company in financial difficulty
    • managing the bribery and corruption risk
    • managing the modern slavery risk
    • contracting with suppliers
  • Updated content for
    • 9 Practice Notes in our suite of carriage of goods content
    • 4 Practice Notes and 3 Checklists in our suite of product liability content
    • 1 new lead Sale and supply of goods Practice Note
  • Supply of services – New content includes  pro-party Introduction to services agreement Precedents (x2), pro-party Services agreement Precedents (x2), pro-party Framework services agreement precedent (x2)s. In addition, 1 new lead Supply of services Practice Note has been introduced.
  • A suite of 5 Warehousing, Dropship and Consignment agreement Precedents with accompanying Practice Notes are due for publication early 2018.
  • Franchising – Working in partnership with experts Fieldfisher LLP we have published 3 new Practice Notes, 2 new Checklists and updated 5 existing Precedents within our Franchising content suite.
  • Confidential Information - We have clustered our confidential information content together in a new, user-friendly, standalone topic, which now features in the Commercial module. The topic includes a range of Precedents, including the following key pro-party Precedents, which can also be accessed as automated Smart Precedents, to save even more time:
    • Confidentiality agreement—one-way—pro-discloser
    • Confidentiality agreement—one-way—pro-recipient
    • Confidentiality agreement—mutual
    It also includes practical guidance on protection and enforcement, with practical tips and up to date market practice for lawyers, including the following new Practice Note: Trade secrets and confidential information—protection and enforcement.