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New vLex and Juta partnership brings South African case law to a global audience


Later this year, there will be expanded potential for comparative research of South African case law, in addition to legal information from over 130 jurisdictions, on a single platform.

A recent agreement between vLex and Juta will make an extensive collection of South African case law and authoritative reported series widely available to the legal industry around the world.

This new collection will provide access to around 80,000 cases from Southern African courts, dating back to 1910, including cases from The South Africa Law Reports, South Africa Criminal Law Reports, South African Appellate Division Reports as well as Juta’s Unreported Judgments series.

Artificial intelligence and South African law

Accessing the new collection on vLex’s legal research platform will bring intuitive search and analysis tools to South African legal information. For example, the AI-powered legal research assistant, Vincent, will identify important cases by combining human search behaviour with machine speed. Also, visualisation features such as the Precedent Map and Key Passages will allow for new insights to be drawn from this vast collection of legal information.

Masoud Gerami, Managing Director of vLex Global Markets, discussed the importance of this new collection:
“We are excited to make this significant collection available more widely, and we are confident that researchers and academics around the world will benefit from such comprehensive coverage. South Africa was one of the first regions we had considered to enhance the range of content that we offer from vLex, and we are very happy to have achieved this by having a partner of the quality and pedigree of Juta.”

“Juta is delighted to be partnering with vLex on this important initiative”, says Kamal Patel, CEO of Juta and Company. “It will enhance and broaden the availability of our trusted case law offerings beyond South African borders, bringing new and innovative solutions to the market. As a South African pioneer of technology-driven legal information solutions, this partnership aligns with our digital transformation objectives, and our commitment to contributing to the rule of law around the globe.”

To learn more about this new collection, and how you can access it from vLex, please complete the form available here.

Expression of interest form – South African Case Law

About vLex

vLex provides access to a comprehensive collection of legal information from over 130 jurisdictions. Founded over 30 years ago, vLex supports thousands of lawyers, law firms, government departments and law schools around the world.

Our team of over 170 lawyers, engineers and editorial experts continually strive to deliver up-to-date legal information and industry-leading AI-powered legal technology.

About Juta

Established in 1853, Juta is South Africa’s leading academic and law publisher trusted for quality academic, legal, professional and school publications in print and digital format. Meeting legal and regulatory information needs, as well as demands for quality learning resources, Juta matches the power of technology with authoritative African content.

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


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


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


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


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


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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