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As a company that began operation in South Africa 85 years ago as a legal publisher, LexisNexis has been intimately involved in the journey of the legal industry. Our purpose globally is to advance the Rule of Law, and our fundamental belief is that when you put information and technology into the right hands, you give people the power to change the world. We do this through our various products and solutions all aimed at assisting professionals make sense of overwhelming volumes of information every day.

 We offer the legal, corporate, government, property and academic markets tools and resources that enable them to work faster and smarter, giving them meaningful intelligence and powerful tools, supplied when, where and how your work demands. We arm our customers, with platforms that transform complexity into clarity, vast data into insight and insight into action.

The business is structured into three divisions mainly Business Software Solutions, Data Services and Legal Information and Compliance. Over the years we have evolved to become a Legal Technology business as we use technology and software to disrupt markets we serve. We provide online access to software that reduces cost and time pressures on professionals.

Our organisation strives on rich and in-depth content supported by leading edge technology platforms that make interpreting and analysing of this content simple and effective. A key practice area in our stable is Labour and Employment Law solutions that clients can rely on. Case law, legislation and commentary works are available in a variety of print and digital formats, while relationships with esteemed authors such as Anton Myburgh of Review in the Labour Courts or Rosalind Davey and Lenja Dahms-Jansen of Social Media in the Workplace, make our content much sought-after.

Loose-leaf products such as Labour Law through the Cases by Darcy du Toit, are also available on Lexis® Mobile, for access on the go whether on or offline. More advanced online solutions include Lexis® Practical Guidance: Labour and IR Network, for critical and up-to-date labour-related information, or Lexis® Library for managing all your Labour Law research from a single, centralised online platform.

And when it comes to background screening, Lexis RefCheck makes it easier, with verification covering identity, past employment and qualifications, credit bureau reports, fraud or criminal history and much more.

Whatever the Labour or HR need, LexisNexis has you covered from start to finish.

 Practical guidance at your fingertips

Whether you’re a business owner, an HR manager, an attorney, or a legal advisor, dealing with any legal issue effectively and efficiently often requires in-depth understanding.

This means you must expend hours of your valuable time and energy to acquire knowledge on practical law application for matters concerning corporate compliance, HR, workplace safety, and the like.

Regardless of your vocation, being able to quickly access relevant information when a legal issue turns up is crucial.

Practical Guidance at your fingertips

Lexis Nexis, in collaboration with many specialist legal practitioners, addresses this need through Lexis Practical Guidance – a useful, easy-to-navigate online tool, which is focused on helping people in any industry to bridge the gap between understanding the law and applying it.

This practical online legal tool is a first of its kind in South Africa and covers hundreds of legal topics, divided into 30 main legal practice areas.

The content is presented in the form of guidance notes, checklists, flowcharts, forms and precedent documents, key cases and legislation. It provides users with concise guidance and instant clarification on points of law, so they can easily understand what needs to be done and take suitable action.

It provides nuanced understanding, as well as relevant, useful, and practical information – not only of the legal side, but also of the invaluable commercial and practical side of the law. While the content is simple enough for the junior practitioner or legal outsider, Lexis Practical Guidance also delivers enough depth and detail for the seasoned specialist.

Senior practitioners will find that it helps to keep them well-informed of developments and best practices and facilitates insight into issues that arise outside of their main area of specialisation.

It is also optimised for mobile use, which means you have access to Lexis Practical Guidance at your fingertips 24/7.

Lexis Practical Guidance provides attorneys, in house legal counsel, compliance officers and other managers with confidence in the legal steps and processes that they face in the workplace. Navigate the complexities and nuances of legal practice with ease through a conveniently accessible online platform.

It is like having your own specialist legal practitioner on your desktop. For more information or a free demo visit:

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