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What's new in LexisLibrary?

LexisLibrary What’s New brings you up-to-date with the latest improvements in your LexisLibrary online service, giving you a monthly tip on how to use LexisLibrary best as well as key facts about the service.

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      Follow us on Twitter

      We are going the extra mile to let you have the latest information as it happens. The LexisLibrary teams tweet on judgments, new legislation and comment objectively on legal developments as well as tweeting our pick of the cases from the Weekly and Monthly Reviews and summaries:
      @HalsburysLaws
      @LexisUK_Cases

      The only place to find Halsbury’s Laws of England

      LexisLibrary is the only place to find Halsbury’s Laws of England, the complete narrative statement of the law in England and Wales. Over its hundred year history, it has been cited in more than 1,700 judgments or submissions published by the Incorporated Council of Law Reporting.

      Home of other trusted sources

      • Harvey on Industrial Relations and Employment Law: The complete compendium of industrial relations and employment law and practice in five binders.
      • Atkin’s Court Forms: Unique in its nature, it is the United Kingdom's only encyclopaedia of civil litigation forms, precedents and procedure.
      • Encyclopaedia of Forms and Precedents: The UK’s most comprehensive source of precedents for (non-litigating) solicitors, covering the whole of law of England and Wales at a transactional level.

      The No 1 place for legal journals in the UK

      Our full text journal offering includes titles from Bloomsbury Publishing, Hart, Cambridge University Press, PDP Publishing, Oxford University Press, Emerald Insight, De Gruyter Recht and Max Planck Institute. We are also the preferred partner for Oxford University Press. 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

      LexisLibrary includes over 290 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.

      Take a look at the key sources available in LexisLibrary: download the latest LexisLibrary Practice Area brochure.

      LexisLibrary gives you access to the most up-to-date UK Legislation available anywhere and the largest number of case law documents, including cases not reported elsewhere.

      Legislation

      LexisNexis provides fully consolidated and annotated UK legislation consisting of over 86,000 enactments dating back to 1266, available in PDF free of charge.

      All new enactments are loaded onto LexisLibrary within 24 hours of publication along with Stop Press! Information so that you constantly have the latest changes at your fingertips. And you can also search for historical versions of selected UK Acts and SIs.

      Case law

      We provide access to over 646,000 case law documents, including the All England Law Reports, Industrial Relations Law Reports, Simon’s Tax Cases, Butterworth’s Local Government Reports and ICLR materials, so that you have it all covered.

      • Judgments from the court are uploaded within ½ hour of being handed down;
      • Appeal Tracker tracks the appeal status of judgments so you never miss a beat;
      • Case digests are published throughout the day with UK Legal News analysis;
      • Stay up-to-date with what's happening in the courts with Today’s Cases as soon as any content is published.

      LexisNexis is the only provider which can offer you The Law Reports, All England Law Reports, Weekly Law Reports, Industrial Relations Law Reports and the Industrial Case Reports in one service, LexisLibrary.

      It can be difficult to stay on top of fast moving industries. LexisLibrary is updated throughout the day, ensuring you have the latest legal and market developments at your fingertips:

      • Our current awareness services is constantly updated as we monitor any news throughout the day
      • All new enactments are loaded onto LexisLibrary within 24 hours of publication along with Stop Press! information
      • We have the fastest and most comprehensive coverage of cases from the senior courts
      • Judgments from the court are uploaded within just 30mins of being handed down
      • Our Appeal Tracker service tracks the appeal status of legally significant judgments so you never miss a beat
      • Case digests are published throughout the day
      • Our trusted commentary, Legal News Analysis, daily digests also provide up-to-date news and analysis that explains not just what has happened, but why it is important and what you need to do
      • We monitor 6,000 international regulator sites recommended by our lawyers, so you have access to the best regulatory material in the market

      Our content is written in a clear, jargon-free way that your clients can easily understand, so that you don’t have to waste time rewriting before you pass it on to them.

      LexisNavigator
      If you don’t know where to start, try LexisNavigator. It has over 3,360 legal terms, fully defined with key cases, legislation and over 20,000 links to Halsbury’s, LexisPSL practical guidance and relevant journals articles. View a list of LexisNavigator terms

      LexisRecommends
      LexisRecommends makes sure your search terms appear at the top of your results page with added value – signals, useful links – so that you get quick insight and answers.

      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. We have side by side Annotations and legislation so that it’s easier for you to see what’s changed, so that you work more efficiently.

      Halsbury's Is it in Force?
      Our quick and easy-to-use reference tool 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, so that you get the information you need straight away.

      Case Overview
      Case Overview is the quickest way of finding the cases you need and checking if they are still good law. Comprehensive citations show where cases have been reported and link to full text reports.

      Today's Cases
      Today's Cases allows you to stay up-to-date with what's happening in the courts as soon as any content is published as the content hits the page instantaneously.

      You can work on the move with our three free leading UK legal mobile apps*. We have added PDFs of book chapters and journals articles for easy download to your IPads or mobile devices so you can read or work wherever you are.

      On the Case - Download
      Provides LexisLibrary subsribers on-the-go access to a wide range of case law on iPhones and iPads

      Halsbury’s™ Legal Terms app - Download
      Provides LexisLibrary subscribers with on-the-go access to key points of law on iPhones and iPads.

      Free LexisNexis app: My Legal Places - Download
      At some point you will need to locate a legal service. My Legal Places helps you find the service you want, when you need it. LexisNexis is committed to supporting the rule of law and promoting access to justice for all in society.

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