LexisNexis and Solcara announce alliance

LexisNexis and Solcara announce alliance to provide bespoke search service for law firms

3 March 2010

LexisNexis and Solcara to deliver an integrated, bespoke search service to the legal market

LexisNexis UK, a leading provider of content-enabled workflow solutions, today announced a collaboration with Solcara to deliver an integrated, bespoke search service to the legal market. Through SolSearch, Solcara's integrated search solution, law firms will be able to conduct tailored searches for legal, tax and regulatory content from a variety of trusted sources such as Lexis®Library and Lexis®PSL.

Modern law firms now give their lawyers access to multiple internal and external information resources, each with their own interfaces that users need to understand.  It is critical for lawyers to access the right information quickly, accurately and intuitively.  SolSearch draws on LexisNexis' authoritative legal content and information management experience, to deliver tailored LexisNexis content within Solcara's federated search platform.

Simon Drane, Director of Business Development, Legal and Tax Intelligence at LexisNexis, said:  "Lawyers often need a quick answer, but don't always know where to start their search. We are excited by the way in which Solcara can offer quick answers from multiple sources through federated searches, giving lawyers a simple way to access the deep research materials within LexisLibrary, the practical guidance from LexisPSL, and broader content from our many other offerings. By working alongside Solcara, we are confident we can give customers access to the quality content they need in a way that is tailored to their individual requirements."

Rob Martin, Managing Director of Solcara, commented on the alliance with LexisNexis: "We are delighted to be working more closely with such a prestigious organisation as LexisNexis. The strengthening of the relationship will ensure that the Solcara SolSearch solution will more effectively integrate LexisLibrary content with any law firm's other online and internal information resources. The result will be an even more efficient, effective and integrated search solution, thus, putting the firm in control of how their users access and search all essential information resources. In the next few months we will be working with LexisNexis to further extend the reach of our integrated search solutions with deeper levels of integration to other LexisNexis content services."

About LexisNexis

LexisNexis® (www.lexisnexis.com) is a leading global provider of content-enabled workflow solutions designed specifically for professionals in the legal, risk management, corporate, government, law enforcement, accounting and academic markets. LexisNexis originally pioneered online information with its Lexis® and Nexis® services. A member of Reed Elsevier [NYSE:ENL; NYSE:RUK] (www.reedelsevier.com), LexisNexis serves customers in more than 100 countries with 15,000 employees worldwide.

In the UK Lexis® Legal Intelligence is a support system for lawyers that enables a new way of working by integrating relevant knowledge, guidance and training into the workflow of a modern law practice.  Designed with lawyers for lawyers, Legal Intelligence is a modular system that unites LexisNexis' renowned Butterworths legal library service, Lexis®Library  (formerly known as LexisNexis Butterworths (LNB); Lexis®Learning, a blended training package; Lexis®PSL, a brand new Professional Support Lawyer service; and Lexis®Applications - a full range of drafting, compliance and practice automation tools.  Lexis®Applications includes Lexis®Check which automatically identifies and checks the validity of citations in a firm's own legal documents, a vital component of risk management. The company has over 1,000 employees in the UK.

About Solcara

Solcara is a UK based software company that specialises in delivering integrated search solutions to more than twenty two leading law firms, Government departments and other organisations that require more efficient and effective access to internal and online information resources. Solcara software connects people to information that matters, when it matters most. Solcara's leading integrated search solution, SolSearch, streamlines access to critical business content ensuring an exceptional and timely service can be delivered in all situations. Solcara is a wholly owned subsidiary of Access Intelligence Plc (London AIM: ACC.L).

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Rob Martin
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