Thomson Corp. acquires U.K. legal online service.The legal and regulatory group of The Thomson Corp. (Toronto, ON) has strengthened its presence in Europe with the acquisition of Lawtel (London), a legal online information service in the U.K., from The Lawyer Group, a division of business publisher Centaur centaur (sĕn`tôr), in Greek mythology, creature, half man and half horse. The centaurs were fathered by Ixion or by Centaurus, who was Ixion's son. Communications (London). No terms were given.
Lawtel will be managed by Thomson unit Sweet & Maxwell, a legal publisher in the U.K. and Ireland. Lawtel offers current awareness and other legal services legal services n. the work performed by a lawyer for a client. designed to allow lawyers to stay abreast of the latest legal developments. Thomson said that Lawtel complements Sweet & Maxwell's existing line of electronic products, including Westlaw UK, and that its penetration in key market segments, including small law firms This list of the world's largest law firms by revenue is taken from The Lawyer and The American Lawyer and is ordered by 2006 revenue:
Thomson Legal & Regulatory president/ceo Brian Hall
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2. investing in our global portfolio of online products." Thomson managing director Mike Boswood said our customers will now have access to the best of both content worlds: current awareness and primary law content."