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vLex Justis brings AI-powered legal research to Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia

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A new collection of case law from superior courts in Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia is now available on vLex Justis, an AI-powered research platform with unique features designed to extract the key information from a case. This powerful combination of content and technology will enable legal professionals to better support their clients and is available to practitioners around the world.

Access a unique collection

The Southeast Asia collection brings over 125,000 new cases to vLex Justis, in a combination available on one service for the first time. This unique resource enables comprehensive research in the jurisprudence of the region as well as comparative research between Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia cases and those from over 130 other jurisdictions, including the UK, Australia and New Zealand.

Regular updates will ensure that law professionals have access to the latest cases from these key jurisdictions, and sophisticated alerting features will enable them to stay up-to-date with changes and additions to the law. The collection dates back to 1946, providing an important archive of legal information. The Singapore Law Reports, the most authoritative law reports series from Singapore, is also available on vLex Justis.

Gain AI-powered insights

Accessing Southeast Asian case law on vLex Justis will enable researchers to benefit from a suite of easy-to-use search and analysis tools that are not available on any other platform. Unique insights can be drawn with speed using visualisation features such as Key Passages and the Precedent Map. Also, Vincent, an AI-powered legal research assistant, combines human search behaviour with machine speed, enabling researchers to go beyond traditional research.

Masoud Gerami, Managing Director of vLex Justis, discussed the excitement surrounding the launch of this new collection:

“The popularity of the Singapore Law Reports, and the depth of research that it has offered to our users globally, has led us to assemble this important collection from these three key jurisdictions, and to make it available alongside our extensive library of legal information from around the world. From the opportunities that this product will present to the practitioners and researchers in the region, to enhancing the resources available for comparative research, we are very excited by the potential of this new initiative, and regard it as another important step to advance our vision of global coverage.”

To learn how you can access the Southeast Asia collection on vLex Justis, and experience the benefits of this advanced platform, please visit our website.

About vLex Justis

vLex Justis provides access to an exclusive, up-to-date and comprehensive collection of legal information from over 130 jurisdictions. Founded over 30 years ago, vLex Justis is used by over 6,500 organisations including international law firms, government departments and top law schools around the world. Today, vLex Justis, along with their parent company vLex, is known for developing technology to disseminate legal information on a global scale, with a team of over 170 lawyers, engineers and editorial experts based in offices around the world who are continually striving to provide up-to-date legal information and industry-leading AI-powered legal technology.

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vLex Justis enhance UK dockets collection with daily updates

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London, July 2020 – The UK dockets collection launched by vLex Justis in April has received a significant enhancement, with dockets from the High Court now being updated daily, bringing this information to researchers faster than was previously possible.

This update means that vLex Justis makes UK dockets from the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal and High Court available on a single intelligent platform, all receiving daily updates to ensure that the latest information is available to anyone who needs it.

Alongside regular updates, High Court dockets on vLex Justis now date back to 2010, available alongside Supreme Court and Court of Appeal dockets from 2019 onwards. This means the service now contains over 200,000 UK dockets, enabling researchers to gain a more comprehensive understanding of previous matters.

UK dockets on vLex Justis are available for ongoing access, so researchers no longer need to pay per session, or work to timed access restrictions as they would be with traditional docket services. Larger organisations can also benefit from multiple user access to dramatically reduce the time it takes to search and retrieve documents by all team members.

Accessing this collection on vLex Justis will enable law firms, barristers’ chambers, due diligence professionals and corporate investigations firms to easily search, download, share and create email alerts for new dockets. Researchers will also benefit from access to UK dockets available alongside primary and secondary sources from over 130 jurisdictions, including the largest collection of UK superior court judgments and comprehensive as-enacted UK legislation.

Aidan Hawes, Head of Commercial Development, discussed the importance of this update:
“Our UK dockets service has been enthusiastically received since we initially launched it in April, solving many of the problems that researchers had in accessing dockets previously. We received feedback that offering more regular updates to High Court dockets would be beneficial, and thanks to the hard work of our team we have been able to offer that, making this resource even more valuable to any researcher who needs access to UK dockets”

To learn more, to experience the benefits of accessing dockets alongside case law on vLex Justis with a free trial, or to arrange an online demonstration or consultation, visit our UK dockets launch page.
Learn more about UK dockets on vLex Justis.

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vLex Justis partners with Mishcon de Reya to research legal AI

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London, — June 2020 — vLex Justis and Mishcon de Reya today announced a collaboration to research the application of artificial intelligence and natural language processing technologies to legal content.

Online publishing has led to an explosion in the availability of case law and legislation. Improved access to primary authorities is good for lawyers and good for their clients, but the sheer volume of content presents unprecedented challenges for anyone seeking to research and navigate the law.

Advanced machine learning and natural language processing technologies offer novel opportunities to tackle the problem. vLex Justis and MDR LAB will be working together to explore how state of the art AI algorithms can be used to add semantic meaning to unstructured, long-form legal texts.

“We’ve been looking for a partner on this for a long time and we’re delighted to begin working with the team at Mishcon de Reya”, says Robin Chesterman, Global Head of Product at vLex Justis. “It’s a perfect fit. We have assembled the largest database of common law material in the world, and Mishcon de Reya have assembled a machine learning team second to none. The vLex Justis mission is to build legal research tools that allow our users to do their best work, and we are proud to continue running at the very edge of what’s possible when you combine technology with raw legal material.”

“We’re passionate about delving into problems that need solving for the benefit of our clients and our business,” says Nick West, Chief Strategy Officer at Mishcon de Reya. “Machine Learning technologies are transforming how lawyers work, enabling them to gather insights from data corpora much quicker and more efficiently than using largely manual historic processes. Working with vLex Justis and their outstanding content and technology, we have the chance to explore together a number of use cases for the application of machine learning to legal text.”

About vLex Justis:

vLex Justis provides access to an exclusive, up-to-date and comprehensive collection of legal information from over 130 jurisdictions. Founded over 30 years ago, vLex Justis continues to support thousands of lawyers, law firms, government departments and law schools around the world. Today, vLex Justis, along with their parent company, vLex, is known for developing technology to disseminate legal information on a global scale, with a team of over 170 lawyers, engineers and editorial experts based in offices around the world who are continually striving to provide up-to-date legal information and industry-leading AI-powered legal technology.

About Mishcon de Reya:

In times of such far-reaching and profound change we want to be the law firm that enables our clients — and our own people — to shape the world’s possibilities.

We are here to help our clients benefit from new economies, new geographic centers of wealth, the new global movement of people and capital, and the impact of new technologies and new knowledge.

Our purpose remains rooted in our founding values. We have always been driven by an entrepreneurial, tenacious and socially conscious spirit: one that has always embraced change in order to stay relevant and shape the future.

From our offices in London and Singapore, we still counsel clients around the world with the same vision, dedication and passion that we set out with. We continue to fight for freedoms, settle disputes, protect assets and grow businesses. We fiercely guard our clients’ interests and appreciate the privilege of sitting alongside them as a trusted advisor.

However, we believe that lawyers must move from the age of instruction to the age of anticipation: to be pro-active, harness the law’s potential and unlock possibilities others do not see, and to champion diversity, innovation and sustainability.

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Access UK dockets alongside case law with vLex Justis

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The new way to access UK Dockets.

London, April 2020 – vLex Justis launch a new UK dockets collection from the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal and High Court, bringing case law and dockets together on a single intelligent platform for the first time. Uniquely, this collection is available without timed access restrictions, or the need to pay per session.

All superior court dockets available in one place

vLex Justis is the only research platform that makes UK dockets available alongside primary and secondary sources from over 130 jurisdictions, including the largest collection of UK superior court judgments available anywhere online and comprehensive as-enacted UK legislation.

Containing over 20,000 recent UK dockets, this new and regularly updated collection will enable law firms, barristers’ chambers, due diligence professionals and corporate investigations firms to easily search, download, share and create email alerts for new dockets with ease.

vLex Justis has made dockets available for ongoing access, so researchers no longer need to wait or request access from their organisation, no longer need to visit multiple websites, and are no longer restricted by timed access as they would be with traditional docket services. Larger organisations can also benefit from multiple user access to dramatically reduce the time searching and retrieving documents across teams.

Quickly create email alerts and follow dockets

Only with vLex Justis can users easily explore the full history of a case from docket to judgment and beyond to any appellate stages; the ability to follow a docket and be notified of any update to the progress of a case is available for all vLex Justis users. Powerful alerting features can be used to inform users when new dockets are added, or when the judgment of a case is available on the service.

To learn more, to experience the benefits of accessing dockets alongside case law on vLex Justis with a free trial, or to arrange an online demonstration or consultation, visit our UK dockets launch page.  Learn more about UK dockets on vLex Justis.

About vLex Justis

vLex Justis provides access to an exclusive, up-to-date and comprehensive collection of legal information from over 130 jurisdictions. Founded over 30 years ago, vLex Justis continues to support thousands of lawyers, law firms, government departments and law schools around the world. Today, vLex Justis, along with their parent company, vLex, is known for developing technology to disseminate legal information on a global scale, with a team of over 170 lawyers, engineers and editorial experts based in offices around the world who are continually striving to provide up-to-date legal information and industry-leading AI-powered legal technology.

For all correspondence regarding this press release, please contact Matthew Terrell, Head of Marketing
vLex Press, vLex Justis
London, United Kingdom
+442072848080
press@vlex.com

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vLex Justis to be the new name of Justis Publishing

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One year on from the acquisition of Justis Publishing by the legal technology company vLex, the London-based company has changed their company name. They will be operating under the name vLex Justis Ltd, which has been registered at Companies House in London. To reflect this change, the company also revealed a new logo consisting of both company names.

Managing Director of vLex Justis, Masoud Gerami, shows his enthusiasm for the new company name and reveals there will be new announcements from the company in the coming months:

Our change of name, along with a new logo, represents the synergy and shared values between the two organisations and, fundamentally, our future direction. The past 12 months have shown us what can be achieved when we bring our content, knowledge, skill and passion together, and we look forward to sharing the news of our upcoming developments with our customers in the months ahead. We are proud of our history, and excited about the future possibilities.”

A history of change and innovation

Justis Publishing started life as Context Legal Systems, founded on the 29th November 1985, before changing their name in 2005 to incorporate the name of its popular service, Justis. Today, the Justis brand is recognised internationally as a leading supplier of legal information, and this was a key consideration for choosing the company’s new name.

From being the first organisation to supply case law on CD-ROM in the UK to revolutionising how legal information can be researched using JustCite’s indexing capabilities, and developing AI-powered visualisation tools, Justis has a reputation for innovation in the world of legal publishing and legal research. As vLex Justis they aim to uphold this reputation.

This innovative culture has proven compatible with the equally talented and visionary team from vLex, who were founded in 1998 and quickly became the leading legal information provider in their native Spain, and throughout Latin America. The combination of the two is a formidable force.

Throughout 2020 and beyond, vLex Justis will continue to introduce new content and technology to support its customers and the wider market.

Contact vLex Justis
For all correspondence regarding this press release, please contact

vLex Press, Justis, a vLex company

London, United Kingdom

+442072848080

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Students shortlisted for the Justis International Writing Competition 2020 with £2000 grand prize

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For the third year in a row, a selection of international students have been shortlisted for the Justis International Law and Technology Writing Competition. The 30 student articles that made the shortlist have now been anonymously sent for judging by a selection of exceptional and well-respected professionals from the legal sector.

With entries from students at 98 universities in 30 countries around the world, this year’s shortlist demonstrates the truly global nature of the competition. We’re excited to announce shortlisted entries from India to Trinidad and Tobago, alongside entries from students at institutions in the US, UK, Australia, Ireland, Italy, Canada, Belarus, the Netherlands and Indonesia.

Dr Matthew Terrell, Head of Marketing at vLex Justis said: “Each year our team is impressed with the quality of the entries from students around the world, and this year we have had a difficult time choosing a shortlist from such a fantastic range of entries. We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who entered and wish the students who have been shortlisted the best of luck in the next stage of the competition”.

The shortlisted entries are now with our panel of ten judges, which includes Robert Rinder and The Secret Barrister, who will determine the winner of the £2,000 grand prize and publication in the Legal Cheek Journal. Best in Category winners will each receive £250 and be published on the Justis and vLex blogs. All winners will be included in our newsletter, which reaches thousands of practitioners and law schools around the world.

The shortlist includes entries from students at a range of leading universities, including University College London, BPP University, Monash University, Dr. Ram Lohiya National Law University, Dalhousie University, McGill University, Cardiff University, City, University of London, University of Bologna, Kingston University London, Hugh Wooding Law School, Queen Mary University of London, University of Oxford, University of York, Macquarie University, University of Bristol, Dublin City University, American University, University of Sydney, University of St Andrews, Bocconi University, Maastricht University, Universitas Indonesia, London School of Economics, Oxford Brookes University, University of Warwick and Belarusian State University.

View the full shortlist:

Writing Competition 2020: Shortlisted entries

Meet our judging panel:

Writing Competition

About the Justis writing competition

The Justis writing competition started in 2017, and has since become an annual activity for many students around the world. Since its creation, the competition has awarded prizes to students from Harvard University, University of Auckland, The City Law School, University of London, the University of Oxford, and Trinity College Dublin.

For more information on the competition please contact
vLex Press, Justis, a vLex company
London, United Kingdom
+442072848080
press@vlex.com

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Robert Rinder and The Secret Barrister amongst competition judges for Justis Writing Competition

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This week, legal technology company Justis have announced the judges for their annual Law and Technology International Writing Competition, which include Robert Rinder, also known as Judge Rinder from the popular TV show, and best-selling author The Secret Barrister.

The company behind the international competition, which has a grand prize of £2,000, also announced a one-week extension to the competition deadline, giving students from around the world extra time to write and submit their entries. The new deadline for the competition will be the 8th of December 2019.

Alongside Robert Rinder, and The Secret Barrister, the competition also has an impressive variety of expert judges from the fields of law, technology, research and publishing, including:

• Pete Ward, Editor of Modern Law Magazine
• Aishah Hussain, Reporter for Legal Cheek, the UK’s most-read legal website
• Dr Liz Dowthwaite, Research Fellow, specialising in online data, privacy and social media at the University of Nottingham
• Tom Bangay, Director of Content at Juro
• Masoud Gerami, Managing Director of Justis, a vLex company
• Emily Allbon, Creator of tldr.legal and Senior Lecturer, Director of Mooting, and Programme Director LLB in Legal Practice at The City Law School, City, University of London,
• Roger V. Skalbeck, Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Library and Information Services at the University of Richmond
• David Wills, Editor of Legal Information Management and Squire Law Librarian at the University of Cambridge

About the competition

The Justis International Law & Technology Writing Competition 2020 launched on the 1st October 2019 for its third consecutive year. The competition, which accepts entries from university and college students around the world, tasks them to write 1,000 words on one of three topics. This year the topics are: technology and the future of legal practice social media, data and privacy, and access to justice and technology.

With a grand prize of £2,000 and publication on the popular Legal Cheek Journal – one of the most read legal websites in the UK – Dr Matthew Terrell, Head of Marketing for Justis, who oversees the competition, hopes that they will receive more entries than ever before, and talks about how this competition can help students to stand out in an overcrowded job market:

“Moving from university to the workplace can be challenging and very competitive, and we hope this competition can help students stand out from the crowd with their ability to produce professional, thought-provoking articles. Last year we received so many fantastic entries and I am hoping we receive even more this year.”

Alongside the grand prize for the overall winner, three prizes of £250 will be awarded to three authors voted best in category. Each judge will be anonymously scoring shortlisted entries in the new year, shortly before the best in category winners, and overall winner, are announced in spring 2020.

Additionally, the overall winner and best in category articles will be published on the Justis and vLex blogs, and also included in Justis’ international newsletter that reaches thousands of legal practitioners around the world. In past years, competition entries have been published in Legal Information Management and on the popular Artificial Lawyer website.

Past winners of the competition include students from Harvard University, the University of Oxford, Trinity College Dublin, the University of London, BPP, and the University of Auckland. Roisin Costello, the Overall Winner from 2018 shares her thoughts on the competition:

“The competition offers an exceptional opportunity to expose your writing to Justis’ international readership, and an associated impact for your research findings and ideas few students receive. The competition is exceptional, as the caliber of entries included on the shortlist this year illustrated and I can only imagine this will become even more evident in coming years.”

To submit your entry and for information on the judges visit: https://www.justis.com/writing-competition-submit/

To sign up for competition updates, or for more information on the competition and topics, visit: https://promos.vlex.com/wc2020/

Contact information: press@vlex.com

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