lexisnexis logoJohannesburg, 20 May 2013:  LexisNexis® South Africa, a leading provider of content and technology solutions, today announced the launch of Practical Guidance, a first-of-its-kind online research tool to assist industry professionals in South Africa. Following overwhelming success in the UK and Australia, Practical Guidance is now available from LexisNexis South Africa.

The Practical Guidance product is a web-based solution that provides users with online access to guidance material authored by expert practitioners in their field. The solution gives users access to LexisNexis commentary, checklists, case law, legislation and forms & precedents. The content is structured by practice areas, each with a specific focus, and Practical Guidance for Labour Law is the first to market.

“This practical tool is relevant in the South African context, especially in areas such as Labour Law and Tax –fields that are fraught with complexity. With the Labour Relations Act being tested in ways that were never anticipated and the Income Tax Act being amended on a frequent basis, Practical Guidance ensures that industry professionals can stay on top of changes in the law and gives them the confidence to know that they are making the right decisions at all times,” said Billy Last, CEO LexisNexis South Africa.

“Practical Guidance content is structured around key topics within each practice area and focuses on providing users with practical information on the “what-to” and “how-to” questions, complimenting existing LexisNexis commentaries that can be accessed for deeper research,” added Larsen Lockwood-Hall, Strategy & Business Development Executive at LexisNexis South Africa. “For example, HR and Legal professionals will have direct access to content that assists with matters as diverse as employment agreements or collective bargaining, including practical tools such as checklists, document precedents and direct links to relevant external content at their fingertips.”

Practical Guidance is fully integrated with the MyLexisNexis deep research library. Corporates will appreciate the reduced requirement to bring in skilled professionals and consultants during research stages, since in-house resources can easily learn to use Practical Guidance. Practical Guidance solutions for Tax, Civil Procedure and Business are scheduled for release during 2013.

About LexisNexis Legal & Professional

LexisNexis Legal & Professional (www.lexisnexis.com) is a leading global provider of content and technology solutions that enable professionals in legal, corporate, tax, government, academic and non-profit organisations to make informed decisions and achieve better business outcomes. As a digital pioneer, the company was the first to bring legal and business information online with its Lexis® and Nexis® services. Today, LexisNexis Legal & Professional harnesses leading-edge technology and world-class content, to help professionals work in faster, easier and more effective ways. Through close collaboration with its customers, the company ensures organisations can leverage its solutions to reduce risk, improve productivity, increase profitability and grow their business. Part of Reed Elsevier, LexisNexis Legal & Professional serves customers in more than 100 countries with 10,000 employees worldwide. In South Africa, LexisNexis’s (www.lexisnexis.co.za) unique combination of Butterworths authoritative content and powerful online research offers an extensive range of print and online research solutions for professionals, government, business and students. In addition, with professional seminars, practical training, safety, health and environment compliance and online access to public record information, LexisNexis helps customers reach decisions confidently.

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