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LexisNexis doubles its online journals coverage

LexisNexis UK has doubled the coverage of legal journals in its Lexis Library online service. The expansion establishes LexisNexis as the provider of market leading journals and the go-to online resource in many areas of legal practice.The journals expansion follows a comprehensive consultation with LexisNexis customers across law firms, the Bar and academic institutions in order to further strengthen its market leading LexisLibrary offering.

Christian Fleck, LexisNexis UK managing director, commented: “I am delighted that we have doubled the size of our journals offering. The ‘preferred partnership’ deals with Oxford University Press and Hart Publishing gives our customers access to many of the most authoritative leading legal journals. This move will make LexisLibrary the go-to destination for legal journals in the UK market.”

LexisLibrary now has leading market journals in the following practice areas: banking, company/commercial, construction, corporate, environment, immigration, insolvency, pensions, practice management, property and tax. Here is the full list of journals…

The Law and Financial Markets Review is a new, independent, English language journal devoted to providing high quality information, comment and analysis for lawyers specialising in banking and financial market issues and to others with interests in legal and regulatory developments affecting the financial markets. Published bi-monthly LFMR contains articles written by leading experts providing a forum for practical guidance on, as well as reflective and topical analysis of, all major jurisdictions, with a particular focus on the interaction between the law and market practice and behaviour. Articles from academic contributors are subject to rigorous peer review.

The European Competition Journal publishes outstanding scholarly articles relating to European competition law and economics. Its mission is to help foster learning and debate about how European competition law and policy can continue to develop in an economically rational way. Articles published in the Journal are subject to rigorous peer review by leading experts from around Europe. Topics include:
·         Vertical and Conglomerate Mergers
·         Enlargement of the Union – the ramifications for Competition Policy
·         Unilateral and Coordinated Effects in Merger Control
·         Modernisation of European Competition law
·         Cartels and Leniency
·         Article 82- restatement or evolution?

Journal of Corporate Law Studies is vital for teaching and research, for practice, for regulation, law and policy-making. The broad coverage ranges widely from insolvency to the commercial conflict of laws, directors’ duties and financial regulation. It features strong global perspectives, interdisciplinary studies and work in related areas. The result is the only fully developed view of the area – anyone who works in any field where corporate law arises cannot afford to be without it.  It is published twice a year in April and October.

Hart Publishing launched the Journal of Private International Law in spring 2005. The journal covers all aspects of private international law, reflecting the role of the European Union and the Hague Conference on Private International Law in the making of private international law, in addition to the traditional role of domestic legal orders. There are three to four scholarly articles of 8-10,000 words, excluding footnotes, per issue. The Journal of Private International Law is published three times a year.

The Journal of Media Law is the only platform for focused, rigorous analysis of global developments in media law, this peer-reviewed journal, launched in Summer 2009, is essential for teaching and research, for practice and for policy-making. It turns the spotlight on all those aspects of law which impinge on and shape modern media practices – from regulation and ownership, to libel law and constitutional aspects of broadcasting such as free speech and privacy, obscenity laws, copyright, piracy, and other aspects of IT law. The result is the first journal to take a serious view of law through the lens. Coverage on LexisLibrary commences in 2009.

Judicial Review is now firmly established as the UK’s leading journal for lawyers engaged in judicial review, catering for both practitioners and academics. It offers invaluable insights from today’s foremost judicial review experts, combining analysis of general judicial review matters with practical information and guidelines for use by practitioners in the preparation and conduct of applications for judicial review. The journal includes short and accessible items on the law, practice and procedure and recent cases. There is coverage of sub-topics within judicial review such as constitutional change, prison cases, commercial, and environmental judicial review. Other popular features are reviews of the academic literature, surveys of the leading cases, case commentaries and summaries of recent research.

Legal Ethics is an international and interdisciplinary journal devoted to the field of legal ethics. The journal provides an intellectual meeting ground for academic lawyers, practitioners and policy-makers to debate developments shaping the ethics of law and its practice at the micro and macro levels. Its focus is broad enough to encompass empirical research on the ethics and conduct of the legal professions and judiciary, studies of legal ethics education and moral development, ethics development in contemporary professional practice, the ethical responsibilities of law schools, professional bodies and government, and jurisprudential or wider philosophical reflections on law as an ethical system and on the moral obligations of individual lawyers.