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LexisNexis. The future of law since 1818.

LexisNexis is part of the Reed Elsevier group. For nearly 200 years, we've been using everything we know about the law and technology to help lawyers work smarter, faster and more effectively.

In the 19th century, we were the first ones to compile all the laws of England together in one book: Halsbury's Laws of England. In the 20th century, we were the first to take legal research online.

And in the 21st century, Lexis® Legal Intelligence uses the latest technology to help lawyers find authoritative answers, fast. Primary law, case law, practical guidance, commentary, smart forms and precedents - and even training. All in one place, all linked together, all to the highest standard.

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How to build personal resilience: your strategy for success

The legal profession is facing continuous and disruptive change. If it is to survive as an independent entity then it needs to build its resilience. In addition, legal professionals need to take control over their own careers and future choices. So how do you go about ensuring that you not only cope well with current pressures but also succeed in the long term? 

24 Apr 2013 | 12:00


The Bellwether Report 2013: Survive or Thrive?

The LexisNexis Bellwether Report, Survive or Thrive?, takes the temperature of independent lawyers, sole practitioners and owner/lawyers in smaller law firms, to see how they are dealing with the current financial, regulatory and legal climate. 

17 Apr 2013 | 01:02


Change is coming: the slow destruction of the legal profession

The law as a profession has always been slow to change. Yet in the UK, change is very definitely afoot. Underpinned by the Legal Services Act, accelerated by the tough economic conditions, and with outsourcing and technology slowly beginning to take a foothold in the market, suddenly the future looks very different. 

11 Apr 2013 | 03:35


Search: it isn’t dead – it’s evolving at speed

Graham Digby explains how intelligent search is crucial for the future of legal research. 

04 Apr 2013 | 04:45


Coaching partners to improve their business development skills

In today's highly competitive legal markets, developing business development skills - the ability to manage and grow existing clients, as well as bring in new ones - is essential if lawyers want to be successful. 

28 Mar 2013 | 10:47


Access to the legal profession: a student’s perspective

The practice of law is undoubtedly changing. The profession is now much more diverse and accessible than it was 50 years ago. However entering the law is still notoriously difficult, with barriers at every stage of the process; from funding studies, to past performance, to gaining the much coveted training contract. 

08 Mar 2013 | 12:25

Distant galaxies and dark matter

Unbundling of legal services: why the practise of law is like human life

To suggest legal work is a process is to many lawyers an insult and an affront to their autonomy and intellectual capability. The reality though, is becoming harshly exposed in today's ultra-competitive world. 

01 Mar 2013 | 12:30

Judge's gavel

Hiding behind a screen: a judicious approach?

With the latest additions joining the Supreme Court there will no doubt be a debate over quotas and how to get a better representation of the profession and society. 

01 Mar 2013 | 12:06

Building construction silhouette

Engineering the law

Legal Futures reports the news that a global consultancy that project manages some of the world's largest infrastructure and energy projects is buying a specialist law practice has significance beyond the construction and engineering sector. 

22 Feb 2013 | 10:04

dynamic explosion

ABS: not a Big Bang, more a slow boil

The process of applying to become an ABS has more been a slow boil than a bang. However, in the next three years that may change. 

21 Feb 2013 | 04:45


Risking your brand: the Co-op and the law

Simon Goldie, LexisNexis' head of public relations, discusses the Co-op's entry into legal services. 

21 Feb 2013 | 03:30


Law firm strategy – dust off the crystal ball

Looking into the future and envisioning a range of possible ways in which the market will develop will help lawyers make better decisions about their strategy. 

12 Feb 2013 | 10:56


Documents, documents, documents

Julian Morgan, head of automation services at LexisNexis, makes the case for document automation. 

18 Jan 2013 | 11:08

Best practice gets results

Legal profession expects growth in the next two years but other challenges are on the horizon

According to a recent report commissioned by LexisNexis, and undertaken by Jures, the legal profession is confident that the sector will grow in the next two years. 

01 Oct 2012 | 04:50


The future of law... is white, male and upper-middle class

Tom Laidlaws, Head of Academic Development at LexisNexis, looks at the issue of the diversity of the judiciary in the UK. 

01 Oct 2012 | 04:38


Are law firm partners getting PMT?*

Partners are lacking crucial business skills - it is time law firms introduce formal training in project management, says Andrew Sharpe (*That's project management training...) 

14 Sep 2012 | 12:00


Could paperless courts reduce costs for law firms?

Paper-logged lawyers watching the climax of the Berezovsky v Abramovich battle will have noticed that Gloster J complimented the use of electronic documentation, stating that is was "highly organised and easily accessible". The comments of the judge could herald a new era in the way trials are run, especially large scale international proceedings, with a move towards a paperless courts. 

07 Sep 2012 | 04:10


Business tool or just really cool - the rise of the iPad

For the first time in a while IT teams are being besieged by users wanting stuff – what they really want is an iPad, preferably the latest version, together with your ‘enterprise app’ and every other tool you can imagine. What has generated this phenomenon – and is it real or just hype? 

08 Jun 2012 | 12:00


Another perspective on 'Tesco Law'

Nick West, LexisNexis director of legal markets, has another perspective on the ABS regime and fears around market distortion. 

11 Jun 2012 | 12:29


On your own terms - the rise of the freelance lawyer

"Lawyers are looking for an alternative model to the normal legal career development path. Some newly-qualified lawyers like contract work because it gives them some experience before they find a permanent position, but others simply like it because it can provide new opportunities and challenges. The number of contract lawyers is set to grow, that’s for sure..." 

01 Jun 2012 | 12:00


News travels fast - how in-house legal teams are handling social media

"Businesses assume that if you block access in the workplace you don’t need a policy – but that’s incredibly short-sighted. The problem is that social media is unstoppable..." 

25 May 2012 | 12:00


Change: the writing's on the wall

Nick West, LexisNexis' director of legal markets, discusses what change in the US market can tell us about the future of legal business in the UK. 

28 May 2012 | 05:27


Can the legal sector afford not to lead the way in business process management?

The Global Business Process Management (BPM) Report has just been released by Capgemini. The big news for UK businesses is that 44% of UK survey respondents anticipate that interest in BPM within their organization would increase within the next year, while 1 in 3 anticipate that their organization will launch a major BPM initiative in the same period. 

28 May 2012 | 04:33


LexisNexis (pr)eBooks

Alex G Smith, LexisNexis Senior Product Development Lead, discusses why eBooks don’t seem so new after all… 

25 May 2012 | 02:59

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Welcome to The LexisNexis Future of Law blog

Welcome to the LexisNexis Future of Law blog. Led by our own experts, we plan to draw on the trends, issues and developments facing the legal profession to stimulate discussion, offer insight and inspire our peers, customers and colleagues. 

22 May 2012 | 03:31


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