Guardian beefs up law section with LexisNexis info deal

The Guardian is beefing up its online legal section after signing a deal with information and database company LexisNexis.

According to LexisNexis, the partnership will “enable readers to gain access to law reports, comprehensive legal content, legal updates, analysis on legal topics as well as self-service legal documents and the ability to find and instruct a solicitor”.

Law has traditionally been a strong area for The Times, but The Guardian has been increasingly encroaching on this patch since launching its specialist law section online in June this year.

Guardian Law now claims to attract more than 300,000 users a month. LexisNexis says it will be providing the site with content relevant to both lawyers and consumers.

Josh Bottomley, managing director of LexisNexis UK, said: “We are delighted to be working closely with the Guardian on a range of strategic developments over the coming months.

“What is particularly exciting is that this alignment brings together two world-class partners combining the Guardian’s news website with the authority of LexisNexis legal content to provide a new and valuable resource for both professionals and consumers looking for authoritative legal information.”

There are no plans for The Guardian to charge for the new content.

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