21st September, 2011
Catalysts Ltd, a specialist publishing systems integrator, today announced its appointment by the Incorporated Council of Law Reporting in England and Wales.
The project was initiated by the ICLR in late 2009 and Catalysts won the contract to build, host and manage an advanced publishing and subscription system. This was conceived to provide ICLR’s Law Reports and Indices online for the benefit of their many legal and academic subscribers. The new site has been successfully trialled by a carefully selected group of potential subscribers and is due to be officially launched in October 2011.
“The selection of a provider was a competitive process and we are delighted to have worked with Catalysts. They are a leader in their industry and we have worked hand in hand with them on the very complex task of ensuring the 75,000 cases we have published since 1865 are available online, directly to the legal profession. It has been an extremely valuable partnership. ” said Kevin Laws, Secretary of ICLR.”
“Working with the team at ICLR during this project has been extremely rewarding for Catalysts. Their requirements drew on the very best of our expertise and knowledge as we integrated a number of technology modules and tuned them to produce the very specific outputs and performance that ICLR were looking for. The results offer ICLR’s subscribers unparalleled speed and relevance of access to The Law Reports and their associated Indices ” said Nigel Phelps, Managing Director of Catalysts.
Catalysts are specialists in the development, integration and management of advanced publishing and subscription management systems. Catalysts’ skill is based on enabling subscribers to access relevant online data, interrogate and navigate the data and select reporting output exactly matching their requirements. We specialise in saving time and money and in harmonising results to specific requirements.
The Incorporated Council of Law Reporting for England and Wales is a legal charity established in 1865 by members of the legal profession with the object of “preparation and publication, in a convenient form, at a moderate price, and under gratuitous professional control, of Reports of Judicial Decisions of the Superior and Appellate Courts in England and Wales”
Following Lord Woolf’s Practice Direction 2001: “For the avoidance of doubt, the ICLR official Law Reports should be cited in preference to any other series. Other series of reports may only be used when a case is not reported in the Law Reports.”
Nigel Phelps, Managing Director
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