Justis Publishing Ltd has entered into a partnership with Abuja-based Niche Konsult Ltd , who will distribute the Justis electronic law library and the JustCite citator to customers in Nigeria.

January 12, 2009 - London, UK - The Justis library offers internet access to intuitively searchable, full-text case law and legislation from the UK, Ireland, Europe and the International Law courts. Dating back to 1163, its expanding collection of series currently includes the Law Reports, Weekly Law Reports, English Reports, State Trials, Scottish Session Cases, Irish Reports and many specialist case law reports; while its sister database JustCite is the world’s only provider-neutral citator, providing links, cross-references, editorial and citatory information to numerous publishers’ cases, legislation and articles. Extensive and growing, its coverage so far comprises all of the above jurisdictions, alongside Canada, Australia and Singapore.

Given the relative under funding of Nigeria’s libraries and the cost of weekly law reports in print, this move represents a significant improvement in access to legal research material for law schools, universities, government departments, the judiciary, law firms and chambers in the country. With a new service at a fraction of the price of the hard-copy equivalents, backed up by local customer support, Niche Konsult is exposing Nigeria to a wealth of information on highly persuasive precedent, which, in the case of UK law, is binding up to 1960.

Simon Watson, Justis Publishing’s international sales manager, said: “This is a terrific opportunity for Nigeria. Without it, Nigerian lawyers and librarians would have electronic access to little more than decisions from their own Supreme Court. But that’s only just come online; now Niche Konsult can offer instant, extended internet access to other cases going back hundreds of years, tapping into what we’ve been doing for 23 years. So far the signs point to a very healthy working relationship!”

Idara Akpan, senior security consultant and business development director for Niche Konsult, said: “As almost everyone connected to the legal profession in some way knows, the problem Justis Publishing addresses is very real, and for our Nigerian clientele particularly acute. The Justis Publishing/Niche Konsult partnership solution proves to be both timely and logical, as a way out of a pretty tight spot. As a result, Justis Publishing has succeeded in redefining excellence in quality electronic legal service delivery for Nigerians.”

For further information, please call + 44 (0)20 7267 8989 or email press@justis.com.

Justis Publishing Ltd has been publishing 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 particularly on United Kingdom 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.

Niche Konsult is an information technology consulting firm working with global players in the information technology industry to provide software and solutions that help individuals, small and medium size businesses, large companies and governments optimize and secure their information technology infrastructure.