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GhostConvey/LexisNexis integration

7 July 2016

LexisNexis’ Practical Guidance in Real Estate, Land and Conveyancing practice area has just become available to GhostConvey users.

The need for practical guidance
The working environment for legal professionals is constantly evolving, and quick adaptability is crucial to maintaining and growing a client base while remaining productive and efficient. Key trends that continue to transform the way that legal professionals access and use information include technology, mobility and online research.

Chantelle Maree, Practical Guidance Manager at LexisNexis South Africa says: “South African firms are investing more aggressively in technology that enables remote working and mobile research, coupled with quick access to reliable legal commentary and content.

“For legal professionals who might not have the time and resources to sift through reams of information, expert information and practical aids that can be accessed easily on devices such as tablets and smartphones are now an essential requirement,” she says.

LexisNexis South Africa has seen encouraging take-up of web-based solutions such as its Practical Guidance series, which helps users navigate dynamic legal terrain by delivering practical aids for everyday issues in one convenient platform.

What Practical Guidance is
The Practical Guidance offering is structured into practice areas with content curated by top South African legal experts in their field. It acts as a one-stop-shop with:

  • Guidance notes
  • Commentary
  • Legislation
  • Case law
  • Forms
  • Precedents
  • Checklists and
  • Other resources at the user’s fingertips,

all driven by dynamic search functionality.

To date, 18 practice areas are available. The latest is LexisNexis' Practical Guidance Real Estate, Land and Conveyancing, which is available to GhostConvey subscribers via GhostConvey at no extra charge.

LexisNexis Practical Guidance Real Estate, Land and Conveyancing in more detail
Broken up into six modules, LexisNexis Practical Guidance Real Estate, Land and Conveyancing provides users with key insights into complex property processes. It covers the preliminary steps of dealing with the sale of a property right up to the finalisation of a conveyancing matter. It also includes practical aspects like managing a sectional title scheme, converting a share block property to sectional title, drafting lease agreements and the eviction of illegal occupiers.

Keeping up to date with the numerous pieces of legislation affecting real estate matters can be tricky. With LexisNexis Practical Guidance Real Estate, Land and Conveyancing, attorneys, legal advisors and persons encountering immovable property transactions in their line of work can easily stay abreast of constantly evolving laws governing property and the conveyancing process.

On how to access Practical Guidance via GhostConvey see: PracticalGuidance User notes, and for more information on the Practical Guidance series, which is fully integrated with the MyLexisNexis deep research library, visit www.lexisnexis.co.za/practicalguidance

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