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Justis: at the Forefront of the Evolution of Legal Technology in the UK

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  29 June 2018


In this article, Masoud Gerami, Managing Director, and Aidan Hawes, Head of Commercial Development, offer an exploration of the history of Justis, and the influence the company has had on the delivery of legal information over its 30-year history. They describe the development of technology over this time, from the rise of optical media through to the features offered by today's online legal research technology, focusing on Justis’ key milestones over this period. They discuss the range of innovations Justis has been responsible for, the changes in the legal research industry, and offer an insight into the future aspirations of the company.

Focus on Legal Publishers and Suppliers: Justis
Copyright © The Author(s) 2018. Published by British and Irish Association of Law Librarians 

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