Press Release

LexisNexis Announces Winners of LexisLibrary Awards 2015

The Law Library (Bar Council of Ireland), Withers and Irwin Mitchell named as winners

LONDON, 18 June 2015 – LexisNexis UK (, a leading provider of content and technology solutions, today announced the winners of the LexisLibrary Awards 2015 at the 46th British and Irish Association of Law Librarians (BIALL) Annual Conference held at the Hilton Metropole Hotel, Brighton on Friday, 12 June. This year the awards were presented by Marianne Barber, President of the British and Irish Association of Law Librarians, and Tom Laidlaw, Head of Academic and Public Sector Marketing at LexisNexis UK.

The winners were as follows:

Best Legal Information Service (Non-Commercial Sector):
The Law Library, Bar Council of Ireland

Best Legal Information Service (Commercial Sector) London Only:
Withers LLP

Best Legal Information Service outside London (Commercial Sector):
Irwin Mitchell LLP

Lisa Davies, Chair of BIALL’s Awards and Bursaries Committee, said: “The winning teams are a credit to the legal information profession and the organisations they work for. They are dedicated to supplying the best service to those they support and we are pleased that we are able to work with LexisNexis to recognise and award their achievements.”

The Awards were established in 2007 by the BIALL Awards & Bursaries Committee in conjunction with LexisNexis. The Awards recognize, celebrate and reward the dedicated performance and outstanding service given by legal information services, law libraries and those teams managing legal collections and resources. Nominations were received from those working within the law library and legal information profession as well as from those in practice. 

Tom Laidlaw, Head of Academic and Public Sector Marketing at LexisNexis said: “LexisNexis is extremely proud to support these awards that recognize the huge contribution that law librarians and information professionals make to the success of their organisations. Librarians are often the unsung heroes and we welcome the opportunity to celebrate their achievements.”

For more information on the awards, please go to the BIALL website

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 organisations 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 organisations 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 175 countries with 10,000 employees worldwide.

In the UK, LexisNexis ( online legal solutions include: Lexis®PSL, Lexis®Draft, Lexis®Smart and Lexis®Library. Published resources include both Butterworths® and Tolley™.

The British and Irish Association of Law Librarians (BIALL) was formed in 1969 as an independent and self-supporting body to promote the better management of law libraries and legal information units in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland and to represent the interests of law librarians and legal information professionals, and other suppliers of legal literature and reference materials.

It has in excess of 800 members, both personal and institutional, who work in the courts, government departments, higher education, chambers, law firms, the professional bodies, commercial and other organisations with legal information units and in publishing and book supplying.

It provides training courses, conferences, journals and other publications, a website, a mailing list, bursaries, a duplicates’ exchange scheme and meetings for members.  It promotes awards for excellence. It co-operates with other organisations nationally and internationally.

Media Contact

Melissa Higgs
Communications Manager
LexisNexis UK
T: +44 (0) 207 400 2977


Anneli Sarkanen
Chair of BIALL’s PR & Promotions Committee