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Lexis PSL Family: A Road Test

Date:20 AUG 2021
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Collaborative lawyer & Family law arbitrator

I must confess that I am an old fan of paper knowledge resources having had a family law library going back to the 1970s. I am also not very technically savvy. It was therefore with some trepidation that I trialled LexisPSL Family.

I need not have worried. I found the product very easy to use focused as it is around an excellent search facility.

As well as having the search facility the homepage has four sections: Topics News Key Resources and International. The News section is bang up to date with reports of recent judgments and statutory instruments. Key resources include popular precedents like a deed of separation popular Practice Notes prepared by LexisNexis and key family law developments. International includes various headings for example financial provision after overseas divorce international enforcement and jurisdictional issues in children proceedings.

I tested it in a scenario with which I was very unfamiliar. I needed to apply for a warrant of possession where a wife was refusing to leave the former matrimonial home which the court had ordered be sold and which she had been ordered to leave....

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