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Further to the recent launch of the Westlaw HK Student Representative (WSR) Programme, the first of its kind in Hong Kong, Westlaw HK officially launched the 2010 programme in Hong Kong University on 21 January 2010, with the strong support of the Hong Kong University Library and in particular the Law Library.

Following advanced legal research training, the Westlaw HK Student Representatives for Hong Kong University were announced and introduced to their peers, and from today they will start sitting lab hours in the library to assist other students in legal research using Westlaw HK.  At the launch, students who signed up for a lab session with the Westlaw HK Student Representatives were entered into a lucky draw for a Thomson Reuters laptop bag and Westlaw HK accessories kit.

Westlaw HK Student Representative Programme Launch at Hong Kong University

Westlaw HK Student Representative Programme Launch at Hong Kong University

Westlaw HK Student Representative Programme Launch at Hong Kong University

Westlaw HK Student Representative Programme Launch at Hong Kong University

Also unveiled was the new Westlaw HK Computer Terminal which has been installed by Westlaw HK at Hong Kong University.  This terminal provides dedicated access to Westlaw HK for any student using the library, ensuring that regardless of how busy the Law Library is, there will always be one terminal where Westlaw HK will be available.

New Westlaw HK Terminal

New Westlaw HK Terminal with the Two New Westlaw HK Student Representatives

Westlaw HK would like in particular to thank the staff at the Hong Kong University Law Library for their dedicated support and enthusiasm for the programme and also for their efforts in setting up this event.

Also, thanks must go to the staff at Chinese University of Hong Kong and City University of Hong Kong for their support in their respective WSR programmes.

The following cases from Hong Kong Law Reports & Digest (HKLRD) have been loaded to Westlaw HK:

ML v YJ [2010] 1 HKLRD 1
Lehman Brothers Securities Asia Ltd (No 1), Re [2010] 1 HKLRD 43
Lehman Brothers Securities Asia Ltd (No 2), Re [2010] 1 HKLRD 58
Tong Kin Hing v Autron Mauritius Corp [2010] 1 HKLRD 77
Secretary for Justice v Lee Chun Ho Jeef [2010] 1 HKLRD 84
Sam Woo Marine Works Ltd v Incorporated Owners of Po Hang Building [2010] 1 HKLRD 92
Italia Marittima SpA v Translink Shipping (Hong Kong) Ltd [2010] 1 HKLRD 98
Tse Hung Hing v Medical Council of Hong Kong [2010] 1 HKLRD 111
林哲民 訴 特佳機械廠有限公司 [2010] 1 HKLRD 128
Lin Zhen Man v Topfine Machinery Co Ltd [2010] 1 HKLRD 135
黃佩慈 訴 梁潤根 [2010] 1 HKLRD 144
Wong Pei Chi v Leung Yun Kan [2010] 1 HKLRD 149

You can access them by clicking on the case citation and logging in to Westlaw HK.

Subscribers with United Kingdom content will have noticed a change to the Westlaw UK tab.  This tab has been updated to be customizable for ease of usage.  Now customers can easily select databases of interest by checking the corresponding box listed below the search engine.  Terms and Connectors, along with Natural Language search options, allow the user to craft detailed search queries for more accurate results. 

The tab is ready to be used as is, but we suggest a few easy modifications to take full advantage of this new tab.  The screen shot below shows the “Content and Display Options” drop down window open by clicking either “show” or the drop down arrow (note:  this option is found on the upper left of the tab screen).  Once open we suggest the user places a check mark in the boxes under “Database Display Options” (right hand side of screen) for items you would like to see displayed next to your individual databases. 

Content and Display Options Opened with Database Display Styles Checked

 Simply hit “save options” to make the display changes to your tab.  

Database Content Display for UK Tab

The various content categories, as well as each database are now customizable with the same “drag and drop” features as other Westlaw Tabs.  The user may move entire categories (or individual databases) into position for easier usage.  Also note, on the default set up that the “Quick Search” templates are still available similar to the original UK Tab. 

Please contact Bill White our Westlaw Trainer at training@westlaw.com.hk if you have any questions about this new tab.  Individual or group sessions can be scheduled to prove how the new tab can improve your workflow.

Nisha Mohamed LL.B, PCLL, LL.M (Barrister, Gilt Chambers) discusses the latest developments in the area of insurance and some of the key cases from Hong Kong. Nisha is a Contributing Editor for Colinvaux’s Law of Insurance in Hong Kong.

Colinvaux's Law of Insurance in Hong Kong

Colinvaux's Law of Insurance in Hong Kong

General Editor: Professor Robert Merkin
Contributing Editors: Ozlem Gurses, Wenhao Han, Nisha Mohamed
Consulting Editor: Say Goo

Watch the full video at the Westlaw HK YouTube channel

Read more about this title or order online at the Sweet and Maxwell website (www.sweetandmaxwell.com.hk)

Christopher Bickley, Partner at Conyers Dill and Pearman, provides an overview of the content of the third and latest edition of his title, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands and Cayman Islands Company Law, published by Sweet & Maxwell.

Bermuda, BVI and Cayman Islands Company Law - Third Edition

Bermuda, BVI and Cayman Islands Company Law - Third Edition

Watch the full video at the Westlaw HK YouTube channel

Read more about this title or order online at the Sweet and Maxwell website (www.sweetandmaxwell.com.hk)

Watch this new video of Pattie Walsh, Partner, Head of Asia – Employment, Pensions and Benefits at DLA Piper Hong Kong, as she outlines the content of the title she recently authored for Sweet & Maxwell (Influenza A (H1N1): Practical Strategies for Employers in Hong Kong) with her colleague at DLA Piper Hong Kong, Alison Smith.

Influenza A (H1N1) - Practical Strategies for Employers in Hong Kong

Influenza A (H1N1) - Practical Strategies for Employers in Hong Kong

View the full video at the Westlaw HK YouTube Channel

Read more about this title or order online at the Sweet and Maxwell website (www.sweetandmaxwell.com.hk).

For those Twitterers amongst you, you can now stay up to date with the latest developments from Westlaw HK using your Twitter account (http://twitter.com/WestlawHK)

Sign up to follow Westlaw HK on Twitter today!

The following Case Digests from Hong Kong Law Reports & Digest have been loaded to Westlaw HK

These can be accessed by clicking on the case citation and logging into Westlaw HK.

The following cases from Hong Kong Law Reports & Digest (HKLRD) have been loaded to Westlaw HK:

You can access them by clicking on the case citation and logging in to Westlaw HK.

The following cases from Hong Kong Law Reports & Digest (HKLRD) have been loaded to Westlaw HK:

You can access them by clicking on the case citation and logging in to Westlaw HK.

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