Press Release

Richard Bennett Takes Roving Brief to Champion LexisNexis In-House Legal Services

Former HSBC Group General Counsel and Group Managing Director to act as ambassador

LONDON, 11 February 2013 – LexisNexis UK (, a leading provider of content and technology solutions, today announced that former HSBC General Counsel Richard Bennett has taken a roving brief to act as an ambassador for LexisNexis in-house legal services. Richard will be involved in LexisNexis thought leadership initiatives and talking to the in-house market about the services LexisNexis offers.

Mark Smith, Director of In-House Legal Markets for LexisNexis UK, commented: “This is great news for LexisNexis and our customers. Richard has a deep understanding of the needs of general counsel, particularly in multinational organisations. His insight will enable us to continue to support the evolution of in-house counsel, be strong advocates for the community and of course to provide products and services that general counsel rely on to meet the increasing demands of their organisations. Having such an experienced and well-respected general counsel act as a champion for our services is a great vote of confidence in the services we provide to the market and a sign of our continued commitment to in-house lawyers.”

Richard was Group General Counsel for HSBC until he retired at the end of 2012.

Richard added: “I am delighted to join the LexisNexis in-house legal team as an ambassador. LexisNexis is a highly-regarded company that produces excellent legal content with the know-how to manage that information. They are leaders in their field and are producing some very exciting services for the in-house sector.”

About LexisNexis Legal & Professional

LexisNexis Legal & Professional ( is a leading global provider of content and technology solutions that enable professionals in legal, corporate, tax, government, academic and non-profit organizations to make informed decisions and achieve better business outcomes. As a digital pioneer, the company was the first to bring legal and business information online with its Lexis® and Nexis® services. Today, LexisNexis Legal & Professional harnesses leading-edge technology and world-class content, to help professionals work in faster, easier and more effective ways. Through close collaboration with its customers, the company ensures organizations can leverage its solutions to reduce risk, improve productivity, increase profitability and grow their business. Part of Reed Elsevier, LexisNexis Legal & Professional serves customers in more than 100 countries with 10,000 employees worldwide.

In the UK, LexisNexis ( online legal solutions include: Lexis®PSL, Lexis®Check and Lexis®Library – named Online Product of the Year at the Legal Technology Awards. Published resources include both Butterworths® and Tolley™. LexisNexis provides the most comprehensive source of legal and tax commentary in the UK.

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