Andy Sparkes has taken over from Simon Collin as director of legal markets for UK and Ireland, we can reveal.

Already in the role, Sparkes will be responsible for all LexisNexis’ legal products, including driving the publishing giant’s commercial and product development strategy.

Lexis has divested enterprise resource planning solution LexisOne but continues to focus on LexisLibrary, PSL practical guidance and LexisDraft as well as key brands such as Halsbury’s Laws of England.  Sparkes will also head the learning function of LexisNexis, which goes to market as LexisLearning.

Sparkes was previously general manager of Lexis Enterprise Solutions for UK and Ireland.

We’ve not yet been able to catch up with him about the new role.