Online release of Singapore Law Reports, the Singapore Academy of Law Journal and the Singapore Academy of Law Annual Review

London, United Kingdom, October 3, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio / Justis Publishing [i] now hosts the Singapore Law Reports, the Singapore Academy of Law Journal and the Singapore Academy of Law Annual Review on its full-text online legal library, Justis.

Published by the Singapore Academy of Law [ii], the digital versions of these publications – past and present – will be provided by Justis worldwide from 2010 onwards outside Singapore, Malaysia and Brunei.

As a world first outside those territories, this arrangement includes the recently re-headnoted archive of the Reports, which goes back to 1965. Though the earlier version of this archive can still be cited, a 2009 direction of Singapore’s Supreme Court requires that the re-headnoted reports, known as the Singapore Law Reports (Reissue), are cited in preference.

Lim Seng Siew, Senior Director of the Singapore Academy of Law, said: “LawNet and the Singapore Academy of Law are proud to work with Justis Publishing to make premium Singapore legal content available to the global legal community. As the world gets more connected and international businesses grow, easy access to laws of different countries, including Singapore’s, is becoming more important to lawyers everywhere.”

The move represents part of Justis Publishing’s continued drive to provide authoritative content from common law jurisdictions around the world, an initiative that has also seen recent content agreements with publishers of material from Canada, Bermuda and Ireland.

Justis Publishing’s managing director, Masoud Gerami, said: “I am delighted that we are now able to offer such valuable material on our Justis platform, alongside other key legal information titles. This partnership is a continuation of the excellent relationship between Justis and the Singapore Academy of Law, and we look forward to further co-operations between the two organizations.”

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[i] Justis Publishing Ltd has been publishing legal and parliamentary titles online and on CD-ROM since 1986 and in recent years has developed a citator to complement its own and third-party services. The company has secured a leading position in the sector, concentrating on United Kingdom, Irish, Commonwealth and European Union legal, official and business information. Justis Publishing’s customers come from legal and financial professions, government and the academic community in 84 countries worldwide.

[ii] The Singapore Academy of Law has close to 8,000 members comprising all persons who are called as advocates and solicitors of the Supreme Court or who are appointed as Legal Service Officers. The membership of the Academy comprises of the Bench, the Bar, corporate counsel and faculty members of the local law schools.