vLex (formerly Justis)

vLex, which now incorporates the renowned Fastcase, Docket Alarm and NextChapter brands, is a multi-award-winning technology provider and home of the largest legal and regulatory information database in the world. With over 2 million registered users, vLex provides a cutting-edge service for thousands of lawyers, law firms, government departments, and law schools around the world with up-to-date case law, legislation, secondary sources, and legal news.

In April 2023, legal tech disruptors vLex and Fastcase merged to form world’s largest global law library, in what has been described as one of the most consequential mergers in the history of legal tech. The teams have now fully integrated, and over one billion legal documents are now accessible on vLex’s AI-powered legal research platform.

With centralised product development and editorial operations, the vLex and Fastcase teams now work together to increase the volume of legal information available on the service and develop AI-driven solutions for the world’s legal industry to enable legal professionals to work smarter and find relevant insights faster.

Following the opening of offices in Canada in 2021, the vLex team has since grown to include a new office in the Asia-Pacific region, run by Dan Hobson. The senior leadership team has also grown with Ed Walters, Phil Rosenthal, Julia Herman, James McCallion, Mike Farrow joining in conjunction with the Fastcase merger.

vLex, the award-winning legal research service

vLex helps you access more information than any other provider, all on one easy-to-navigate platform. Whether you need to access local, national or international legal information, vLex ensures you find exactly what you need to a level of detail not possible elsewhere.

Trusted by organisations worldwide, vLex processes over 350,000 documents daily to ensure you have access to an up-to-date and ever-growing source of primary and secondary materials. Importantly, vLex allows you to navigate seamlessly between documents, including both primary and secondary sources, with hundreds of millions of citation links connecting documents.

vLex coverage

Covering over 100 countries, vLex has comprehensive and exclusive content from many common and civil law jurisdictions.

Primary law:

The United Kingdom – The largest collection of UK judgments available online and the full legislative history of the UK, dating back further than any other provider, as well as higher court dockets.

Ireland – The largest collection of Irish legal information, which is supported by vLex’s legal editors who exclusively prepare headnotes for cases handed down by Irish courts.

The Caribbean (including CariLaw) – The largest collection of Caribbean cases online from 18 jurisdictions, including the exclusive CariLaw collection.

EU and Europe – Complete EU coverage, the most comprehensive collection of Spanish law, a wide range of content from France, Italy, Portugal, and coverage from almost all European countries.

United States – Millions of US legal documents, including state and federal cases, statutes, administrative codes, specialist federal court coverage, regulations, and secondary resources from across all 50 states.

Canada – Up-to-date coverage with over 500,000 full-text Canadian cases, including the Maritime Law Book series and the entire Irwin Law legal book collection.

Latin America (inc. Mexico) – The largest and most comprehensive coverage from a wide range of Central and South American countries.

Asia – In-depth coverage from Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, India, and more.

Australia and New Zealand – Up-to-date legal information, including 80,000 full-text Australian cases and over 45,000 full-text cases from New Zealand.

Recently, vLex has expanded its content collections, data partners, and sources in the United States, the UK, Fiji, Sri Lanka, and Papua New Guinea, to name a few, solidifying the award-winning platform as one of the leading legal information discovery services. Learn more about the new products, E-Libraries and other exciting additions to the platform here.

Secondary materials and law reports

vLex offers thousands of books and journals, news and current awareness from some of the world’s top publishers, including Bloomsbury, The American Bar Association, Wiley, Emerald Publishing, and JD Supra.

Indexed content

Unlike other services, vLex does not restrict your search to only show the content that it directly offers. Unique search and analysis tools enable you to find cases and legislation from across more than 100 other services and publishers, including Westlaw, Lexis, HeinOnline, and BAILII. Indexed content is included with every subscription. Linking to external services may require additional subscriptions with third parties which are not included in vLex subscriptions.

Countries (A-Z):

Andorra, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Cayman Islands, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, European Union, Fiji, France, Germany, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Jersey, Latvia, Malaysia, Mercosur, Mexico, Montserrat, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Singapore, South Africa, Sri Lanka, South Korea, Spain, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela.

vLex offers a free three-day trial of its legal research platform.