LexisNexis Butterworths is a Britishpublisher specialising in legal, tax and regulatory publications. It was founded in 1818 by Henry Butterworth. The Butterworths publishing business is now owned and operated in the UK by Reed Elsevier (UK) Ltd, a company in the Reed Elsevier Group. Publications continue to be produced by Reed Elsevier (UK) Ltd using the "LexisNexis", "Butterworths" and "Tolley" trade marks. Such publications include Halsbury's Laws of England and the All England Law Reports, amongst others.
The Butterworths name is also used to publish works in many countries such as Canada, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.
LexisNexis Butterworths also produces a range of software, services and products which are designed to support the practice of the legal profession. For example, management systems, customer relationship management Systems ("CRMs"), electronic disclosure systems, background checking and identity verification products.
Henry Butterworth (1786–1860) was a pupil at King Henry VIII School, Coventry. After leaving Coventry he was apprenticed to, and for some time, worked for his uncle Joseph Butterworth, the great law bookseller of Fleet Street. In 1818, however, disagreement between them as to the terms of partnership made Henry set up on his own account at the corner of Middle Temple Gate (7 Fleet Street), where he became the well-known Queen's Law Bookseller.