LexisNexis launches Lexis® Legal Analytics, an Australian first for the legal sector

High Court Analyser adds a new dimension to legal research and case strategy

Sydney, 19 September 2017: LexisNexis today launched Lexis Legal Analytics, a suite of analytics tools that allow customers to harness the power of big data analytics and uncover new or previously hidden insights, faster and better than ever before.

This legal analytics platform is the first-of-its-kind in Australia and is set to streamline hours of manual legal research work as well as provide legal professionals with a distinct competitive advantage in the form of objective data points to better inform their litigation strategy.

As the first showcase module of the Lexis Analytics Series, LexisNexis has introduced the High Court Analyser. A solution that easily surfaces insights from High Court cases, including people and their connections, legal outcomes, words and phrases judicially considered and most cited cases. In the click of a button, the High Court Analyser dissects thousands of pages of High Court judgments decreasing arduous manual analysis.

The High Court Analyser is integrated with the legal research platform, Lexis Advance®, and is powered by the company's industry-acclaimed case set, CaseBaseTM.

"LexisNexis has a proud history of quality content and solutions that are based upon accuracy and comprehensiveness," said Simon Wilkins, General Manager for LexisNexis Australia. "Lexis Legal Analytics draws upon 100 years of legal content publishing with the excellence of cutting edge analytics technologies, including machine learning and natural language processing.

"This platform aims to make traditional legal work more insightful and is the result of us listening to industry feedback and applying highly advanced analytics technology to our vast content set. For our clients, this will mean efficiency and confidence that no cases and insights have been overlooked in their preparation," said Mr Wilkins.

Building a winning case is not just about getting your legal research right, it's also about understanding the people involved, their connections and potential outcomes.

High Court Analyser allows users to analyse the networks and connections of people involved in High Court cases, maximising the chances of success by assisting to identify the most experienced legal team for a specific matter.

In addition, the focus on interactive visualisation available within High Court Analyser adds another dimension to legal research and case strategy, and the platform has been optimised for use across a range of devices.

"The High Court Analyser was built by a team of legal specialists and engineers who joined forces in a project lasting eighteen months, to address challenges faced by our customers," said Julie Austin, Data Analytics Manager at LexisNexis Australia.

"We are currently closely working with our customers to develop the next modules that will complement our first offering, High Court Analyser. Looking ahead LexisNexis will continue to push boundaries and showcase what can be achieved through analytics," said Ms Austin.

High Court Analyser is available in Australia. For more information, please visit this link.

About LexisNexis Legal & Professional

LexisNexis® Legal & Professional is a leading global provider of legal, regulatory and business information and analytics that help professional customers make more informed decisions, increase productivity and serve their clients better. 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 organizations can leverage its solutions to reduce risk, improve productivity, increase profitability and grow their business. LexisNexis Legal & Professional, which serves customers in more than 175 countries with 10,000 employees worldwide, is part of RELX Group, a global provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers across industries.