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Westlaw HK’s redesigned search results page comes with new ‘Terms in Context’ functionality.  This means that users can choose to include or exclude excerpts from the result document in their search result screen.

Westlaw HK - Homepage Search Results

Westlaw HK - Homepage Search Results

 

How does this help?

  • Users get presented with their search terms in the context of the document they appear in, within their result list.  This means you can identify relevance without even having to open the result document, saving you time and getting you relevant results faster.
  • Terms in context can be used in conjunction with catchwords to identfy the legal meaning of the document and to see the relevance in the document itself.

 

Take a fresh look at the new Westlaw HK today and request a trial today

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The New Westlaw HK has been designed with new content specific search templates for Cases, Legislation, Commentary, Journals, Current Awareness, News and each of the UK content types.   Each content type has 2 templates:

  • Basic Search
  • Advanced Search

 

Westlaw HK - Cases Search Template

Westlaw HK - Cases Search Template

 

The Basic Search provides the key fields required for most general legal research.  For example ‘Cases’ uses:

  • Free Text
  • Party Names
  • Citation

 

However, the Advanced Search enables detailed researchers to target their legal research more specifically to cases needing to fulfil a number of criteria.  For Example ‘Cases’ also has the following extra fields:

  • Subject/Catchword
  • Legislation Title
  • Legislation Provision No.
  • Cases Cited (Party)
  • Cases Cited (Citation)
  • Court
  • Judge
  • Date

 

Westlaw HK - Cases Advanced Search

Westlaw HK - Cases Advanced Search

 

This means users could potentially find out which decisions on a specific topic a specific judge has made within a specific timeframe so users can assess the rulings made by judges on specific issues.

Each content type’s template is unique to the content to enable users to get the most relevant results for their search.

BROWSE TO FILTER YOUR SEARCH

The content type search is automatically filtered to the content on display in the browse section as you browse down into more specific collections of content.

E.g. in Cases, if you select to browse into Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal Reports, then you will only then be searching in this collection of cases.  In most cases ‘What you see is what you search’.

 

These new search templates simplify legal research by removing the need to write complex search strings with terms & connectors.  Users can just enter the specific terms into the search fields and Westlaw HK adds all the terms and connectors for you behind the scenes using the ‘AND’ connector for each separate field used.

Don’t forget space = ‘AND’ in the new Westlaw HK

Contact us today and request a Free Trial of the New Westlaw HK

Tel: +852 3762 3222

Email: enquiries@westlaw.com.hk

www.westlaw.com.hk

HOW DOES THE NEW HOMEPAGE SEARCH IMPROVE YOUR LEGAL RESEARCH?

Single Search Box

The homepage has been enhanced with a single search box for all Hong Kong and UK content.  Users will be able to select content they want included using simple checkboxes from a selection of:

  • Cases
  • Legislation
  • Commentary
  • Current Awareness
  • Journals
  • UK

 

‘AND’ Not ‘OR’

A change to the way the Westlaw HK search runs has made this much simpler for users.  Westlaw HK now uses a space as an ‘AND’ connector rather than an ‘OR’ connector helping users to target their results instead of widening a search.  Also it is worth noting that you do not need to use terms and connectors although

 

Search Results Categorised by Content Type

Once you have run a homepage search your results are then grouped by the content typeslisted on the homepage so you can quickly navigate to the most appropriate results sets simply by clicking on the links at the top of the results list.

Westlaw HK - Homepage Search Results

Westlaw HK - Homepage Search Results

 

Sort By Relevance

There is also the option to switch to ‘Sort By Relevance’ in the top right hand corner.  This will remove the content categorisation and mix all the results together and rank them based on their relevance to the search carried out.

Search Within Results

Users can filter their results by adding search terms after their initial search.  Simply enter extra terms into the ‘Search Within Results’ box and run the search.

 

Add to Alerts

If you have carried out an important search and you want to be notified of any new documents relating to your search that get added to Westlaw HK after your search you can click add to Alerts and complete a simple setup and then Westlaw HK will email you any new documents that are loaded ensuring you never miss an important case or legislative development.

These new features will help users to get to their results even quicker than before and will enable more effective and efficient legal research.

Contact us to find how legal research could get easier for you

Tel: + 3762 3222

Email: enquiries@westlaw.com.hk

www.westlaw.com.hk

Westlaw HK has been launched with a completely new design based on feedback from the legal profession in Hong Kong.  We listened to our customers and developed an interface which is clearer, simpler and helps them get better results even faster. 

The New Westlaw HK

The New Westlaw HK

 

The new interface is structured in a way so that it enables us to deliver the most relevant content to legal practitioners in Hong Kong in the most user friendly way.  The new interface utilises new functionality to connect the users to the content more quickly, new tools speed up cross-referencing and intuitive design makes it very easy for new users to get used to.

Now tried, tested and trusted by hundreds of Hong Kong’s legal professionals, the New Westlaw HK is the next evolution in Hong Kong’s legal research.

Customers’ comments about the new interface have included:

General comments

“Fresh”

“Simple”

“Easy to use”

 

Specific Comments

“I am impressed with the new layout”, Andrew Bruce, SC. Gilt Chambers

“Easy to use first page” , Alfred Ip, Partner Oldham Li & Nie

 

Contact us to find out more about The New Westlaw HK

Take a fresh look:  Ask for a free trial!

Tel: +852 3762 3222

Email: enquiries@westlaw.com.hk

www.westlaw.com.hk

Over the next few weeks and beyond we will provide a run down of the reasons why we think should take a fresh look at the new Westlaw HK and find out how Legal Research Just Got Easier!

Watch this space and find out how the new Westlaw HK could help make your legal research more efficient.

Keep track of the latest posts on the Westlaw HK Blog and set up an RSS Feed to the Westlaw HK Blog  Simply click on the ‘Subscribe to feed’ link at the top left hand corner of the page.

In the meantime, visit the new www.westlaw.com.hk for more information about the content available in The New Westlaw HK

The following cases from The Authorised Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal Reports (HKCFAR) service are now available on Westlaw HK:

To access these cases please click on the citation (login to Westlaw HK with your username and password for seamless access).

The following cases from The Authorised Hong Kong Law Reports & Digest (HKLRD) service are now available on Westlaw HK:

To access these cases please click on the citation (login to Westlaw HK with your username and password for seamless access).

The following cases from The Authorised Hong Kong Law Reports & Digest (HKLRD) service are now available on Westlaw HK:

To access these cases please click on the citation (login to Westlaw HK with your username and password for seamless access).

Or login via www.westlaw.com.hk

We are pleased to announce that a new commentary title has been added to Westlaw HK!

 
PRINCIPLES & PRACTICE OF CIVIL PROCEDURE IN HONG KONG, 2ND EDITION
 
The second edition of the leading work Principles and Practice of Civil Procedure in Hong Kong provides a comprehensive explanation of the nature and operation of Hong Kong’s procedural rules. Over 2,000 new cases have been considered in publishing the second edition.

 

Civil Justice Reform become effective in Hong Kong in early 2009. Practitioners need to adapt now to a very different litigation landscape, in particular how to best utilise the changes for the benefit of clients. Meeting this need, the second edition of Principles and Practice of Civil Procedure in Hong Kong contains initial and extensive consideration of the changes. Discussion of more fundamental changes, for example, pre-action disclosure and the new payment into court regime has been placed in text boxes for ease of use.

 Features of this title online are:

  • Simple free text search
  • Advanced search including search for cases cited in the commentary
  • Browse functionality
  • Table of contents
  • Table of cases
  • Table of legislation
  • Index
  • Chapter PDFs
  • Print Save
  • Email Links to Hong Kong and UK Cases and Legislation

 

HOW DO YOU ACCESS THIS NEW CONTENT?

From the New Westlaw HK Homepage:

  • Click on commentary.
  • In the browse section under ‘Hong Kong Titles’ click on ‘Principles and Practice of Civil Procedure in Hong Kong’.
  • This will take you to the browse for the book. At this screen you can search throughout the entire book, or continue to browse to specific sections in the Table of Contents.

    Principles & Practice of Civil Procedure in Hong Kong

    Principles & Practice of Civil Procedure in Hong Kong

  • Book functionality including the index and the tables of cases and legislation have been replicated online but enhanced with links directly to content and primary law resources cited in the text, speeding up your cross referencing.
  • The ‘Recent’ feature in the new Westlaw HK allows you to quickly switch from primary law to the analytical material in Principles and Practice of Civil Procedure in Hong Kong, avoiding the need to have several printed resources open on your desk.

 

Principles and Practice of Civil Procedure in Hong Kong - Document Display

Principles and Practice of Civil Procedure in Hong Kong - Document Display

 

WESTLAW HK – THE ONLY SOURCE FOR ONLINE CIVIL PROCEDURE

With the addition of this new practical civil procedure content to your Westlaw HK subscription, we are the only publisher to deliver both the authority of the most well respected court book in Hong Kong (Hong Kong Civil Procedure (Hong Kong White Book)) and the practice focused practitioner text (Principles & Practice of Civil Procedure in Hong Kong), ensuring that Westlaw HK is the only source for online civil procedure in Hong Kong.

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