New Law Journal

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New Law Journal
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Type Weekly (48 issues)
Format Magazine
Owner(s) LexisNexis
Editor Jan Miller
Founded 1822
Headquarters Lexis House, 30 Farringdon Street, London, EC4A 4HH UK
ISSN 0306-6479

New Law Journal (NLJ) is a weekly legal magazine for legal professionals, first published in 1822. It provides information on case law, legislation and changes in practice. It is funded by subscription and generally available to most of the legal profession.


Each issue of NLJ normally contains about 25 pages of editorial, as well as advertising and regular directories of legal service providers. Contributors and key legal figures provide expert commentary and opinion in comment, speakers’ corner and law in the headlines sections.

Published weekly (48 issues per year), there are also additional bound-in directories and supplements over the year. NLJ also offers lawyers a way to earn their Continuing professional development points.


Established in 1822 as Law Journal. Amalgamated with Law Times to become New Law Journal in 1965. From 1947 till 1965 Butterworths published two weekly journals – the Law Journal and the Law Times. These were different in style and readership, but there was a strong case for rationalisation. Largely at the urging of Richard Millett when he was Chairman, the two were amalgamated at the New Law Journal. Tom Harper, till the then the editors of the Law Society Gazette, agreed to become the first editor of the new journal. Jan Miller became editor at the end of 2007.

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