LexisNexis South Africa takes top honours at National Business AwardsLexisNexis Legal & Professional, a leading global provider of information and analytics, saw its LexisNexis South Africa operation announced as winner of the prestigious Innovation through Technology award at the 15th annual National Business Awards, held on 16 November at Emperors Palace. The company was up against impressive contenders including runners-up AECOM, Sentech and Dell Computers. 21 Nov 2017 Read more >>

What are the legal implications of your company's social media use?Reputations have been ruined on social media. Recently there has been an upsurge in the number of businesses, educational institutions, government officials and private citizens who have discovered, to their cost, that what they or their employees say online can have serious consequences. 19 Oct 2017 Read more >>

The millennial factor in corporate governanceWhen it comes to good corporate governance, “the power is no longer in the boardroom. It is in the smartphone.” This was the key takeaway from a recent compliance business breakfast, hosted by LexisNexis South Africa at its Durban head office, where guest speaker, Michael Judin emphasised the influence of the digital revolution on the King IV™ Report on Corporate Governance. 18 Aug 2017 Read more >>

LexisNexis supports new advocates with startupEach year, newly qualified advocates from previously disadvantaged backgrounds are selected for a lucrative startup sponsorship from LexisNexis South Africa as part of the company's Advocate Advancement Programme (AAP). The programme has benefited around 200 recipients since inception five years ago, representing a total investment of over R10 million from LexisNexis. 1 Jun 2017 Read more >>

Take the law into your own hands with Lexis MobileTax and legal professionals in need of convenient on-the-go access to their loose-leaf content now have the perfect solution in the form of the Lexis® Mobile smartphone application from LexisNexis South Africa. 5 May 2017 Read more >>

Updated guide offers practical do's and don'ts on competition for corporatesAntitrust and competition laws exist to encourage fair competition and ethical trade practices, yet - despite these laws - high-profile cases continue to emerge indicating collusive practices and cartel conduct. In addition, many corporates still grapple with the shifts introduced within the South African competition law framework by the Competition Act of 1999. 10 Apr 2017 Read more >>

Legal piece wins sought-after ‘best article' prizeJohannesburg attorney Dineo Peta's article on "The effect of the 'once empowered always empowered' rule on the mining industry" has won her the 2016 LexisNexis Prize for Legal Practitioners for the best article by a practising attorney published in leading legal journal, De Rebus. 7 Apr 2017 Read more >>

Mobile legal research is the futureSurvey delivers insights into research trends 3 Apr 2017 Read more >>

What does the King IV mean for compliance officers?The fourth edition of the King Report on Good Governance (King IV™), released late 2016, is the new benchmark for corporate governance in South Africa. Key changes in this fourth edition include fewer principles, clearer differentiation between principles, practices and outcomes, as well as the introduction of specific supplements for different sectors. 29 Mar 2017 Read more >>

Take the proactive approach against rapid compliance changesRapid changes in the regulatory environment as a result of growing pressure from civil society are leaving organisations struggling to keep up with compliance overload. 9 Mar 2017 Read more >>

The importance of updated citations in your argumentAs complicated and time-consuming as legal research can be, there is no more effective way to strengthen an argument in court than with sound case and precedent referencing. Traditional legal research, conducted manually, presents many pitfalls and risks, according to Sumantha Reddy, Content Manager: Legal loose-leaf and Law Reports, from LexisNexis South Africa. 10 Feb 2017 Read more >>

Attorneys continue to embrace technology - LSSA surveyAn increased appetite for online services, smarter use of technology, and the entrenchment of digital research, are just some of the continuing shifts among the attorneys' profession in South Africa. This is according to a new survey of close to 750 South African attorney firms, conducted by LexisNexis South Africa content and technology solutions provider in partnership with Law Society of South Africa. 9 Nov 2016 Read more >>

Acquisition delivers faster growth and enhanced customer benefitsNovember 2016 will mark one year since legal content and technology solutions provider LexisNexis South Africa (LNSA), part of RELX Group, acquired Korbitec, a leading provider of content-enabled workflow solutions for South African property professionals. The successful acquisition has significantly extended LexisNexis' reach into the conveyancing field, which is a critical component of the South African legal market where conveyancing firms represent 25% of the landscape. 2 Nov 2016 Read more >>

Local charities benefit from global community care driveVarious charity organisations and NGOs across South Africa are set to benefit from RE Cares, an annual global community programme spearheaded by leading content and technology solutions provider, LexisNexis South Africa, through its global parent company, the RELX Group. This is the first year that LexisNexis is also joined by its Korbitec division which it acquired in November 2015. 14 Oct 2016 Read more >>

How can online legal research save you time? Young lawyers share their insightsLegal careers are time sensitive and highly pressurised and that means there is little margin for error. As demands heighten, a new breed of legal professionals have come to recognise and appreciate the efficiency, simplicity and accuracy of online legal research. 5 Oct 2016 Read more >>

Tech boost for Kimberley High CourtGreater mobility and digital access for legal practitioners 7 Sep 2016 Read more >>

Legal guide released to tackle HIV/AIDS stigma and discriminationSouth Africa has over the years developed a progressive legal and policy framework to protect human rights for all people living with HIV and AIDS. However continued stigma and discrimination often remain barriers to accessing treatment and efforts to fight the epidemic must be accompanied by a solid commitment to respecting the human rights enshrined in our Constitution. 21 Jul 2016 Read more >>

Gauteng attorney's piece on 'Ukuthwala' earns top honours"One of the fundamental ideals set out in the Preamble of the Constitution is the attainment of a society based on social justice. This ideal will remain a pipedream if the dehumanisation, sexist exploitation and suffering of black women and girls under patriarchal tyranny are allowed to continue under the guise of custom, in particular Ukuthwala." 14 Jun 2016 Read more >>

Mthatha legal eagles set to soar through transformation programmesEight historically disadvantaged Mthatha legal professionals have been recognised and rewarded with tools to grow their legal practices, while at the same time advancing transformation of the legal sector. 1 Jun 2016 Read more >>

LexisNexis and Webber Wentzel launch new legal appLexisNexis has teamed up with African law firm, Webber Wentzel, to develop South Africa's first law firm app of its kind - tailor-made specifically for Webber Wentzel clients in the Technology Media and Telecommunications ('TMT') space. 4 May 2016 Read more >>

New advocates given a career boostAssisting with the development of newly qualified advocates is the mandate of LexisNexis South Africa's annual Advocate Advancement Programme (AAP). This year, 52 advocates from previously disadvantaged backgrounds were sponsored with technology and legal resources as well as in-depth training to help them kick-start their legal careers. 11 Apr 2016 Read more >>

Non-compliance comes at great cost to SA businessesSouth Africa is a highly regulated market which places an onerous burden on corporates to stay abreast of frequent changes in the regulatory landscape. Failure to comply could have costly consequences such as hefty fines and jail time, with boards and directors principally held accountable for non-compliance with applicable laws. 23 Mar 2016 Read more >>

New LexisNexis online store goes liveMarch saw the launch of LexisNexis South Africa's new online-store, giving customers easy access to LexisNexis products with updated features and a more user-friendly platform. In celebration of the new LexisNexis e-store, several launch special offers are available including a ten percent discount for existing e-store customers on their first purchase. 17 Mar 2016 Read more >>

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