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Halsbury’s Laws has been continually updated and added to for over 15 years online making it all encompassing and therefore the only place to find quick answers to any question on any area of law. Someone finds an answer in Halsbury’s Laws of England every 4 seconds.
It has also been cited more than 1,700 times in judgments or submissions in court (established as the industry standard) and published in the Law Reports of England and Wales Incorporated Council over the last 100 years.
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LexisLibrary is also the home of trusted sources, unique to LexisNexis, including Harvey on Industrial Relations, Atkins Court Forms and the Encyclopedia of Forms and Precedents (EF&P).
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LexisNexis provides fully consolidated and annotated UK legislation consisting of over 80,000 enactments dating back to 1266 (Jan 2013 figure), available in PDF. All new enactments are loaded onto LexisLibrary within 24 hours of publication along with Stop Press! information.
The largest number of case law documents, including cases not reported elsewhere
We provide access to over 500,000 case law documents, including the All England Law Reports, Industrial Relations Law Reports, Butterworth’s Local Government Reports and ICLR materials.
Judgments from the court are uploaded within ½ hour of being handed down as well as our Appeal Tracker service which tracks the appeal status of judgments so you never miss a beat. Plus, case digests published throughout the day and UK Legal News analysis so that you always have the latest information available.
We add approximately 7000 transcripts and 2000 handed-down judgments to the Judgments source each year. Our transcripts archive dates back to 1980 and contains over 99,200 transcripts. Plus, CaseSearch has over 300,000 cases dating back to the 1500s and contains cross references from approximately 800 law reports.
The most comprehensive collection of forms and precedents anywhere
There are over 27,500 forms and precedents (Dec 2012 figure) on LexisLibrary, including the Encyclopaedia of Forms & Precedents and Atkin’s Court Forms so that you never need to draft from scratch.
The No 1 place for legal journals in the UK, with over 100 full text journals online
You can keep up to date and find the expert analysis you need with our widest and broadest full text journal offering, including titles from Bloomsbury Professional, Cambridge University Press and DeGruyter Recht Publishing. We are also the preferred partner for Oxford University Press.
Plus, the LexisNexis Journals index focuses on live titles and covers over 650 sources including reputable legal blogs, international titles and competitive titles.
Works in the areas of the law that matter, with 160 commentary titles
LexisLibrary includes 160 practitioner texts, including Harvey on Employment and Industrial Relations, Pagets Banking Law, Hill and Redman, Civil Court Practice (The Green Book), Stone's Justices' Manual, the Butterworths Family Law Service and Cook on Costs. It works in the areas of the law that matter so that you can practice with confidence with complete understanding of the impact of cases, legislation and more.
Access to LexisNavigator
LexisNavigator has over 2,080 legal terms (Oct 2013 figure) fully defined with key cases, legislation and over 16,000 links to Halsbury’s, LexisPSL practical guidance and relevant journals articles.
For each term a general definition is provided along with:
- Legal definitions as defined in legislation
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- Links to related legal terms
- Key cases which have influenced the term
- Links to all precedents which include that term
- Key commentary texts with direct links to relevant passages
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Access to LexisRecommends
LexisRecommends makes sure your search terms appear at the top of your results page with added value – signals, useful links.
Halsbury’s Statutes Annotations
Get the point of legislation with the full text of UK Acts and Statutory Instruments, updated daily, including Annotations from Halsbury’s Statutes for every section of every Act in force with thousands of case notes and ‘words and phrases’ judicially considered back to the 1300s (18, 000 annotations across 732 Acts - Dec 2012 figure). We have side by side Annotations and legislation so that it’s easier for you to see what’s changed.
Halsbury's Is it in Force?
Our quick and easy-to-use reference tool which provides the information you need to establish the exact commencement dates of Acts of general application in England, Wales and Scotland and General Synod Measures passed since 1960.
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