1. WE’RE EASY TO USE
Westlaw UK has been designed to give you the information you need as quickly as possible. Our simple, clean interface makes a range of information immediately available, with labelling showing exactly where you are on the site. We use a familiar and consistent layout across the service so that you always know where to look for what you need. And with seamless linking to related resources such as cases, acts, journals, commentary and external sources, you can perform your research as easily and efficiently as possible.
2. WE HAVE IN-DEPTH, CURATED AND UNBEATABLE CASE LAW COVERAGE
Not only do we provide the full text for over 110 law reports, including ICLR and Weekly Law Reports series, we also monitor and match an additional 100 reports, providing citations, case analysis with digests and case transcripts. This includes full coverage of All England Reports back to 1970. This ensures we have complete coverage of every case that matters. We receive around 10,000 official case transcripts a year and, after reading each one, our editors use their experience to identify which will be of greatest value to you. They add nearly 7,000 official transcripts plus a further 3,000 law report transcripts each year, with case digests for nearly 7,000. Through comprehensive monitoring and expert understanding, Westlaw UK provides unbeatable, high value coverage of UK case law.
3. WE’RE THE ONLY PROVIDER OF FULLY CONSOLIDATED LEGISLATION FOR THE WHOLE OF THE UK
Westlaw UK is the only service that consolidates all primary and secondary legislation for the UK, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. We display different jurisdictional versions of UK law separately so that you can clearly see what applies where. We also give you the option to set your preferred jurisdiction. Westlaw UK is the only service that allows instant access to historic and prospective versions of all primary and secondary legislation, including the ability to conduct research at any point in time.
4. OUR CURRENCY GIVES YOU WHAT YOU NEED, WHEN YOU NEED IT
We understand you need confidence that your resources are fully up to date. That’s why we aim to publish all new legislation the morning after publication, with new amendments highlighted within 48 hours. Case digests are written for the most influential cases on the day the judgment is delivered, with Status Icons of all the affected cases updated within 24 hours. We also provide weekly updates from the authors of leading book titles, and index many of our legal journals the day they arrive, with full text versions available 5 days later. In short – you can rely on our resources to stay ahead of the curve.
5. WE’RE UNRIVALLED FOR UK JOURNALS COVERAGE
With access to 110 full text journals on Westlaw UK, and over half a million more abstracts through the legal journals index, we provide unrivalled coverage of expert commentary on UK law. You can search across our entire journals database in one go, enabling you to quickly find the articles needed for your research. Furthermore, our journal content will always reflect the key topics across the industry. As prominent issues are addressed in legal journals, you can bet that you can find those articles on Westlaw UK, helping you to understand the issues that matter.
6. COMMENTARY TITLES YOU CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT
Westlaw UK is home to over 180 book and looseleaf titles including exclusive leading titles such as the White Book, Archbold and Chitty on Contracts. Combining the industry recognised authority of Sweet & Maxwell with the digital functionality of Westlaw UK, you can seamlessly link from primary law to commentary without needing to cross-reference or switch between sources. By enhancing these essential titles with our innovative research platform, you benefit from greater speed and efficiency while maintaining the authority your work demands.
7. WE’RE MADE FOR ONLINE
Through its clever functionality, advanced taxonomy and intuitive interlinking, from the ground up Westlaw UK has been built for the digital environment. Our Insight encyclopaedia empowers your research with overviews, top level information and links to detailed analysis. We use analysis documents to bring together everything you need in one place. We structure our search results to give you only the most useful information. And we include features such as statute definitions, Status Icons and downloadable forms to make your life easier. We’re continually developing our platform for the future of legal research, helping you to work more efficiently and more accurately.
8. OUR ANNOTATED STATUTES EXPLAIN EVERYTHING
We understand that legislation can be very difficult to digest. Our Annotated Statutes service provides detailed and up-to-date explanations of the issues surrounding every provision, helping to demystify the law, place it in context and see how it will affect you. Headed up by ex-Parliamentary Counsel, Daniel Greenberg, our annotations team annotates every new act, for all jurisdictions, within two weeks of its official publication.
9. WE TAILOR OUR TRAINING AROUND YOU
Our training team are highly experienced in creating bespoke training programmes to meet the needs of your business. Whether it’s onsite or online, for two hours or all day, and whether you need a full introduction or just a quick refresher, our training will cater to your requirements. Their expertise is recognised across the industry and the team are regularly invited to speak at conferences and seminars, advising on how to get the most from your legal research platforms.
10. OUR EXPERTS GET WHAT YOU NEED
Our editors understand that they are part of the customer experience, and work hard to ensure you can get everything you need. To make sure our content reflects your requirements our selection processes are constantly under review. We look to take on new resources that are in high demand, and, if we can’t include a particular book or journal, we’ll tell you why not. If a journal article isn’t available elsewhere, we’ll find it for you and deliver it directly. We reply to case and legislation queries within 48 hours, and can locate journal articles within just 1 hour.