October LexisPSL E-burst
Dear Lexis®PSL subscriber,
Suggested searches have now been expanded to include overviews and cases so when you start typing your search query, LexisPSL will automatically suggest any relevant overviews or cases matching your terms. If one of the suggestions matches your query, select it and the search will retrieve your required result(s), hopefully making your experience searching so much more efficient and effective.
With more search and navigation improvements to come over the next couple of months, you can look forward to increasingly intuitive and intelligent search features on LexisPSL.
As the content continues to grow extensively on LexisPSL, you may be unaware of the extent of the topics covered on LexisPSL. There’s a quick way to do this. Simply click on View all topics under the Browse Topics area on your practice area page. This will enable you to see the full list of sub-topics covered in your practice area and you can browse directly to your area of interest if required.
Over 20 new documents have been added to LexisPSL Commercial this month, expanding specifically the topic areas of Contract, Data and Privacy, Distribution and Agency, Franchising and Consumer Protection, Goods and Services and International.
Last month we averaged a new document in LexisPSL Commercial every business day and we are comfortably on target to exceed that number this coming month.
An all-new Glossary has also been added to LexisPSL Commercial containing 50 general commercial terms. Our Commercial PSLs will be adding to this over the coming months and users can suggest new terms for inclusion via the email link on the overview page.
We are also delighted to announce the appointment of Andrew Sharpe as the Head of Commercial PSL. Andrew is a very experienced commercial lawyer with in-depth knowledge of the technology, media and telecommunications sectors. See a full profile at http://uk.linkedin.com/in/andrewsharpe
Lexis®PSL Corporate is pleased to announce the launch of its first Lexis®Smart Precedents.
Lexis®Smart is designed to help customers save time by giving them the tools to create quality documents quickly and accurately. Lexis®Smart works by asking the customer a series of questions, each with helpful explanations and/or examples. Based on the responses to these questions, Lexis®Smart drafts the required clauses to create a tailor-made document.
Every document that the customer creates is saved into a central Lexis®Smart hub where the documents can be retrieved, reused and edited. The customer can also save any partly completed documents and return to them at a later date to continue drafting.
The first Lexis®Smart documents in Lexis®PSL Corporate are:
• the Share Purchase Agreement – long form, and
The AGM document suite for listed public companies saves customers even more time by generating up to 5 related documents (including board minutes, a notice of AGM and a form of proxy) by answering just one simple questionnaire.
New company secretarial content
Lexis®PSL Corporate has recently added the following content to assist any lawyers carrying out company secretarial work:
• 4 practice notes giving practical guidance on a company’s statutory registers, a company’s non-statutory registers, a company’s annual return and directors’ residential addresses, and
Rule and legislation changes
The past month has seen a wealth of changes in dispute resolution and all relevant documents within our product have been updated to reflect changes which came into force this month as a consequence of the following:
• CPR changes which came into force on 1 October
We have added a new facility, accessible on the front page of the product, called the Dispute Resolution toolbox. This provides quick access to some of our more frequently used resources. At the moment the toolbox contains access to the following:
• Civil Procedure Rules 1998: takes you straight through the CPR and practice directions to enable you to navigate through to the provision you want to review
Assistance with navigation
To assist in navigating through our product we have introduced hyperlinks in the overviews pages which will take you directly through to the practice note which deals in more detail with the issues raised in the overview. Simply click on the link which says 'For more detail see...
New practice notes
We have added additional practice notes:
This month sees the launch of a brand new easy-access toolbox on the front page of Lexis®PSL Employment, with quick links directly to a number of frequently accessed resources vital to employment lawyers.
• case tracker
In addition, two new topics have been added to the Lexis®PSL Employment topic tree. Both are found under Other information on the front page of the product (you will need to click More topics >> or View all topics to reveal them):
• IRLR highlights. Every month, Michael Rubenstein writes a hugely popular 'Highlights' introduction to that month's issue of the Industrial Relations Law Reports (IRLR). Lexis®PSL Employment contains every one of those articles, going all the way back to the very first one in January 1973. Clicking on the new IRLR highlights topic will take you to a complete archive of those articles, with links to each one in reverse date order
• Employment agencies and businesses. This new subtopic contains various practice notes relevant to those advising either employment agencies and businesses themselves, or those using their services. We have also revamped and added drafting notes to the two precedents currently in this subtopic: Terms and conditions for supply of temporary staff by an employment business and Terms and conditions for introduction of candidates for vacancies by a recruitment agency”.
• take account of the new EU maintenance regulations
The Public Children sections have been expanded to include a new subtopic – Procedure and case management - five new Practice Notes have been added:
• overriding objective and responsibilities
We would like to make you aware of a new offer from LexisNexis.
All you need to do is complete the details online of a Quantum case you or your firm have been involved with and LexisNexis will pay £40 if the case is selected for publication. Your firm will also be credited with authoring the Quantum case.
You can submit your quantum cases either via the link within the Personal Injury Toolbox or by going to the following website address: LexisNexis® Quantum Cases Submissions Website.