Press Release

LexisNexis Announces Winners of Prestigious Halsbury’s Awards 2012

The Bar Library Belfast, Field Fisher Waterhouse and Addleshaw Goddard named as winners.

LONDON, 28 June 2012 – LexisNexis UK (, a leading provider of content and technology solutions, today announced the winners of the Halsbury’s Awards 2012 at the 43rd British and Irish Association of Law Librarians (BIALL) Annual Conference held at the Hastings Europa Hotel, Belfast on Thursday, 14 June. This year the awards were presented by Susan Scorey, President of the British and Irish Association of Law Librarians, and Tom Laidlaw, Head of Academic Development at LexisNexis UK.

The winners were as follows:

Best Legal Information Service (Non-Commercial Sector):
The Bar Library, Belfast

Best Legal Information Service (Commercial Sector) London Only:
Field Fisher Waterhouse

Best Legal Information Service outside London (Commercial Sector):
Addleshaw Goddard (Manchester)

Angela Donaldson, Chair of BIALL’s Awards and Bursaries Committee, said: “The winners are all highly effective teams who are both valued by, and who add value to, their own organisations. The teams reflect the qualities that we associate with Halsbury’s.” 

The Halsbury’s Awards were established in 2007 by the BIALL Awards & Bursaries Committee in conjunction with LexisNexis. The Awards recognise, 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. 

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 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.


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 700 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
Public Relations
LexisNexis UK
T: +44 (0) 207 400 2689

Ian Hunter
Chair of BIALL’s PR & Promotions Committee