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LexisNexis Canada Completes First Edition of Halsbury’s Laws of Canada

National legal encyclopedia provides authoritative coverage of every legal subject in every Canadian jurisdiction

TORONTO, February 4, 2013 – LexisNexis® Canada (, a leading provider of legal content and

technology solutions, has just celebrated the completion of the first edition of its Halsbury’s® Laws of Canada premier legal encyclopedia. Covering 14 jurisdictions and 117 legal subjects, Halsbury’s is Canada’s only national legal encyclopedia, providing an authoritative, reliable and elegant statement of Canadian law. The 77-volume set is designed to provide current and future generations of lawyers with a solid understanding of the full range of Canadian legal topics. The volumes are divided into alphabetically arranged titles and allow for quick and easy research into any topic.

Since 1907, when Halsbury's® Laws of England was first published, the Halsbury’s brand has symbolized definitive legal information in the world of common law. Building on a solid tradition, the first volumes of Halsbury’s Laws of Canada launched in 2006. Today, the finished first edition brings together expert analytical contributions from some of Canada’s most respected practitioners, academics and jurists, resulting in an unparalleled resource. Lawyers can rely on Halsbury’s to answer the full range of questions likely to arise in the course of their work, especially those that fall outside their own fields of expertise.

“Written by the best legal minds in Canada, Halsbury’s Laws of Canada is the definitive statement of ‘black-letter’ law and the only comprehensive resource covering all Canadian jurisdictions,” said Anand Ablack, Vice President, Product Management and Publishing – Research Solutions, at LexisNexis Canada. “Halsbury’s titles have been cited with approval by every level of court in this country, including the Supreme Court of Canada. Halsbury’s is an invaluable resource for the legal profession in Canada.”

Each Halsbury’s title is being updated annually by way of cumulative supplements, and each title is thoroughly revised and reissued within four to five years of its previous publication date.

Halsbury’s Laws of Canada is available in hardbound print format or as part of the LexisNexis® Quicklaw® online legal information service. For more information or to order, please visit

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