e-burst brings you up to date with the latest improvements in your LexisNexis® online services. Some of the sources and titles mentioned below are subscription dependent, please contact your account manager or call us on 020 7400 2984 if you would like to discuss adding any of these services to your existing subscription.
Our new suggested search feature, which we launched last month, is proving popular – with almost 100,000 searches using it so far. We’ve made a demonstration video which you can find here to help show your colleagues how this works.
And it doesn’t stop there, this month we’ve made extra improvements.
Have you ever searched for a document and got a “More than 3500 results message” asking you to edit your search?
Following your feedback, we’ve now removed this message and instead show you the first 1,000 results, ordered by relevancy. Now you’ll always get a results list when you search, unless there are no documents at all matching your search terms.
If you would like to change the order of the results from relevancy, the ability to do so is only a click away. Simply go to the Sort dropdown on the results page (highlighted above in green) and select “Source Order”.
We are proud to announce the launch of the English Reports, which contains an archive of over 100,000 cases available in PDF. The addition of the English Reports not only vastly increases the number of cases on LexisLibrary but also enriches the existing content by activating thousands of links to the English Reports across LexisLibrary. This means we’ll now provide access to over 500,000 cases.
The English Reports are a 176-volume set, published between 1900 and 1930, which bring together in a single collection nearly all of the law reports published in England before the establishment of the ICLR Law Reports in 1865. As such, the English Reports contain virtually the entire body of English case law from the Middle Ages until 1865 – that is over 100,000 cases. These cases are not merely of historical interest. The principles they established form the basis of the common law, as such they are often still cited in present day cases. They form the bedrock not only of the law of England and Wales, but also that of all common law jurisdictions.
To search the English Reports, simply go to the Cases search form and enter your search terms into either the case name, citation, Court or Judgment date field.
The source will be available on menus including Legal Library, LexisNexis Library, UK Cases, Primary Law, Core Legal Research and the Bar Collection.
This Act came into force on 1st October 2010, and brought about the biggest legislative changes to Employment law for decades. Lexis®Library has a fully consolidated version of the Equality Act 2010 available, accurately documenting the copious but crucial last-minute changes made to the Act by a raft of SIs published in the few days before the Act came into force.
Upper Tribunal (Tax and Chancery) Transcripts: Financial Services
Available on menus including Legal Library, LexisNexis Library, the Bar Collection and Tax Library
This source contains all the Upper Tribunal (Tax and Chancery Chamber): Financial Services decisions, which determine the appropriate action for the FSA to take. They are an indicator of the FSA's focus, can point to trends and assist with analysis of any new issues arising in supervision and enforcement.
Are you aware of our Historical Versions service? At LexisNexis we know that seeing consolidated legislation at a given point in time is important to our customers, so the Historical Versions service provides the means to do this. The link to the service is found on the left of the Legislation Search form (or you can bookmark it here) and we can supply versions of any enactments amended or repealed post 1st January 1998. Simply provide your contact details, the enactment you require and on which date, and we will respond within 2 hours during business hours.
The notes in the All England Law Reports are extracts from cases that are published in two main circumstances:
1.Where the case has no ratio, i.e. a decision that doesn’t establish a legal principle for example a Supreme Court reference to the European Court of Justice; or
2. The case is very long and the majority of it is factual, but there is a compact point embedded within it that lends itself to being reported as an extract. The example below shows you how these appear on LexisLibrary.
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