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Bye, bye Butterworths? Not quite ... According well-informed sources close to Chancery Lane, from tomorrow the company currently known by the somewhat unlovely and cumbersome name LexisNexis Butterworths (LNB) will be renamed LexisLibrary. According to LNB's e-burst email circular, the re-naming is part of the launch of Lexis Legal Intelligence; the change "will have no impact on the functionality of the service, your usernames, passwords or the login page". This move is "part of the consistent naming structure for core components of the new Lexis Legal Intelligence offering that was launched earlier this month". However,
"LexisNexis continues to be committed to the Butterworths brand, which during its long history has come to stand for authoritative, comprehensive and expert legal commentary ..." [Adds Merpel, not to mention poverty if you buy them, fear of missing something if you don't, enlarged appendices and a heightened hernia risk if you try to lift the darned things].
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