Analysis of the South African legal market shows that while the need for deep research remains a key aspect of the legal profession, there is an increasing need for practical know-how and transactional documents.
Law is a dynamic field that continues to evolve and plays an integral role in business. But while employers, HR managers, tax specialists and legal practitioners are expected to have a practical understanding of these laws and how they apply in the workplace, the current legal environment in South Africa remains fraught with complexity and uncertainty.
An innovative product which aims to help industry professionals navigate the minefield of legislation and its practical application is LexisNexis’ Practical Guidance, for which the first practice area, Practical Guidance Labour, has already been released.
Practical Guidance is the first of its kind in South Africa and follows successful launches in the United Kingdom and Australia, where over 2000+ firms have signed up for the product.
LexisNexis Practical Guidance is a web-based solution that provides users with online access to guidance notes, checklists and forms and precedents authored by expert practitioners in their field, as well as trusted LexisNexis commentaries, legislation and case law.
Its user-friendly interface and practical content are designed to help industry professionals stay on top of changes in the law and to give them the confidence to know that the advice they are giving clients is accurate, up-to-date and practical. In this way, they can save time and become more efficient.
It also broadens business opportunities by allowing legal professionals to develop business through insight into other practice areas.
Content is structured around key topics and sub-topics within each practice area and focuses on providing users with practical information on the “what-to” and “how-to” questions. There are also direct links to relevant external content, and existing LexisNexis customers in South Africa can link directly from Practical Guidance to subscription products such as MyLexisNexis, allowing them to conduct deeper research.
Practical Guidance content has been drafted with the assistance of leading law firms and respected practising lawyers and advocates, and boasts the unique advantage of combining primary law deep research content with practical know-how.
To view a demo or sign up for a free trial visit www.lexisnexis.co.za/practicalguidance.