LexisNexis® Primary Law Initiative

About LexisNexis and its Partner


For nearly 200 years, LexisNexis® with its authoritative information from Butterworths® and Tolley® has combined a deep understanding of the legal and tax profession with technology innovation to help practitioners work more productively, advise with confidence and better manage their organisations in a changing legal environment.

LexisNexis originally pioneered online information with its Lexis® and Nexis® services. It is part of the Reed Elsevier group, the FTSE 100 global professional information solutions provider.LexisNexis helps customers to achieve their goals in more than 100 countries, across six continents, with over 15,000 employees.

LexisNexis United Kingdom Fast Facts:

  • In 2012 LexisNexis was named Supplier of the Year at the British Legal Awards
  • In the UK, over 60,000 organisations use LexisNexis® services.

LexisNexis® products and services are used by all the top law and accountancy firms, most large companies, almost all the local authorities in the UK and Whitehall departments.

  • All UK universities benefit from our products, as well as more than 10,000 civil servants.
  • LexisNexis® draws on a heritage of almost 200 years. In the UK, we are best known for our trusted legal and tax publishing brands Butterworths and Tolley.

For more information about LexisNexis United Kingdom, visit https://www.lexisnexis.co.uk

Desborough Associates International (DAI) – LexisNexis’ Rule of Law partner

An important partner to LexisNexis is Desborough Associates International – a London based consultancy organisation – who, like LexisNexis is similarly dedicated to improving access to the Primary Sources of the law in the Commonwealth. This specialist business headed by David Desborough works closely with LexisNexis in over 30 countries. David has held senior management and board roles with three major global companies engaged in security and specialist printing for governments and as CEO and Chairman of UK based Eyre and Spottiswoode became very involved in the printing and publishing of Revised Editions of Laws from 1986.

His knowledge of the legislation publishing market is unrivalled and he has brought the benefit of his experience to many major crucial projects in this field. In recent years he has successfully facilitated a great number of important contracts and long term legislation publishing partnerships between LexisNexis and Justice Ministries in the Caribbean, Africa and Europe.

Desborough Associates’ Caribbean partner is former Attorney General and Foreign Minister of Saint Lucia, Petrus Compton, who after his return to private practice has partnered with Desborough Associates to support publishing initiatives to improve access to prime sources of the law throughout the Caribbean region.