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We are also pleased to announce the addition of  2 more full-text journals which are available for you to use now.  All Existing Westlaw HK subscribers with access to the UK Primary Law add-on will benefit from this extended content coverage.  Any new Westlaw HK subscribers taking the same add-on can also benefit from this content.

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Published by
Vathek Publishing

Begins with 2004

The Journal of Criminal Law provides detailed analysis of what is happening in the courts-at every level from magistrates’ court right up to the Supreme Court and the European Court of Human Rights.

The Journal of Criminal Law is a practical tool for students, lecturers and practitioners alike. It provides detailed analysis of what is happening in the courts – at every level from magistrates’ court right up to the Supreme Court and the European Court of Human Rights. 

Containing case notes, commentary and articles the journal is for anyone involved in the study, practice and administration of criminal law.


Published by
Vathek Publishing

Begins with 2004

The Police Journal discusses the issues at the heart of policing and offers practical advice on how to tackle them. 

Written by experts and read by the decision-makers, the Police Journal offers commentary on a wide range of subjects: police procedure, IT, crime statistics, current practices, and new laws affecting policy. 

The Police Journal is for all decision- and policy-makers, both within the police service and those working with the profession.

With the addition of further law journals including:

  • European Constitutional Law Review
  • Hague Journal on the Rule of Law
  • Irish Jurist


The full list now includes journals covering an extremely broad set of practice areas and legal topics, delivers current legal analysis on the topics of importance to lawyers in Hong Kong, and provides more than 10 times the coverage of our largest competitor.  All 120 are part of the core Westlaw HK and UK service.


The full list includes:

Click any of the titles below to access the search page for the journal on Westlaw HK.  Non-subscribers can contact +852 3762 3222 to request a trial, or email


  1. African Journal of International and Comparative Law
  2. Arbitration
  3. Archbold News
  4. Archbold Review
  5. British Journal of Criminology
  6. British Tax Review
  7. Busy Practitioner
  8. Cambridge Law Journal
  9. Civil Justice Quarterly
  10. Civil Procedure News
  11. Communications Law
  12. Company Law Newsletter
  13. Company Lawyer
  14. Compliance Officer Bulletin
  15. Computer and Telecommunications Law Review
  16. Construction Law Journal
  17. Construction Newsletter
  18. Conveyancer and Property Lawyer
  19. Coventry Law Journal
  20. Criminal Law Forum
  21. Criminal Law Review
  22. Criminal Lawyer
  23. EU Focus
  24. Ecclesiastical Law Journal
  25. Edinburgh Law Review
  26. Employment Law Bulletin
  27. Entertainment Law Review
  28. Environmental Law Review
  29. European Business Organization Law Review
  30. European Competition Law Review
  31. European Constitutional Law Review
  32. European Human Rights Law Review
  33. European Intellectual Property Review
  34. European Journal of International Law
  35. European Journal of Law & Economics
  36. European Law Review
  37. European Lawyer
  38. European Newsletter
  39. Global Competition Litigation Review
  40. Hague Journal on the Rule of Law
  41. Health & Safety at Work
  42. Hong Kong Law Journal
  43. Human Rights Law Review
  44. Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Law
  45. Industrial Law Journal
  46. Insolvency Intelligence
  47. Insolvency Lawyer
  48. Intellectual Property Quarterly
  49. International & Comparative Law Quarterly
  50. International Arbitration Law Review
  51. International Banking Law
  52. International Banking and Financial Law
  53. International Business Law Journal
  54. International Company and Commercial Law Review
  55. International Energy Law & Taxation Review
  56. International Energy Law Review
  57. International Insurance Law Review
  58. International Journal of Constitutional Law
  59. International Journal of Evidence & Proof
  60. International Journal of Law & Information Technology
  61. International Journal of Law in Context
  62. International Journal of Law in the Built Environment
  63. International Journal of Law, Policy and the Family
  64. International Journal of Refugee Law
  65. International Review of Intellectual Property and Competition Law
  66. International Sports Law Review
  67. International Trade Law & Regulation
  68. Irish Jurist
  69. Journal of African Law
  70. Journal of Business Law
  71. Journal of Competition Law & Economics
  72. Journal of Conflict & Security Law
  73. Journal of Environmental Law
  74. Journal of Financial Crime
  75. Journal of Financial Regulation and Compliance
  76. Journal of Housing Law
  77. Journal of Immigration Asylum and Nationality Law
  78. Journal of International Banking Law and Regulation
  79. Journal of International Banking Law
  80. Journal of International Criminal Justice
  81. Journal of International Dispute Settlement
  82. Journal of International Economic Law
  83. Journal of International Financial Markets
  84. Journal of International Trade Law & Policy
  85. Journal of Law, Economics & Organization
  86. Journal of Local Government Law
  87. Journal of Money Laundering Control
  88. Journal of Personal Injury Law
  89. Journal of Personal Injury Litigation
  90. Journal of Planning & Environment Law
  91. Journal of Refugee Studies
  92. Journal of Social Security Law
  93. Kemp News
  94. Landlord & Tenant Review
  95. Law & Philosophy
  96. Law Quarterly Review
  97. Law, Probability & Risk
  98. Legal Information Management
  99. Leiden Journal of International Law
  100. Medical Law Review
  101. Medico-Legal Journal of Ireland
  102. Oxford Journal of Legal Studies
  103. Planning and Environmental Law Bulletin
  104. Private Client Business
  105. Professional Negligence
  106. Property Law Bulletin
  107. Public Law
  108. Public Procurement Law Review
  109. Quantum
  110. Res Publica
  111. Scots Law Times
  112. Scottish Criminal Law
  113. Sentencing News
  114. Statute Law Review
  115. Trust Law International
  116. UCL Jurisprudence Review
  117. VAT Digest
  118. WIPO Journal
  119. Woodfall Landlord & Tenant Bulletin
  120. World Trade Review



We are pleased to announce that we have added three new case reports series to your service.  Existing Westlaw HK subscribers with access to the UK Primary Law add-on will automatically benefit from this new content.  New subscribers to Westlaw HK will also receive this new content.

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Published by Sweet & Maxwell, this is a leading service reporting regularly on a careful selection of the most significant planning decisions. The title provides a vital, up-to-date source of information for all those whose work involves them in planning appeals and inquiries. In addition, expert commentary highlights and discusses current themes in decision-making.

Coverage on Westlaw HK will start from 1986.


Also published by Sweet & Maxwell, this series was formerly known as Crown Office Digest. It is the only case digest to provide administrative law practitioners and researchers with fully referenced coverage of all the important decisions across the wide range of the Administrative Court. It offers unrivalled coverage of public law decisions.

Coverage on Westlaw HK will start from 2001.


Published by Class Legal Publishing, this report series brings together the key criminal and civil cases that have influenced and shaped the way in which awards are decided. Costs Law Reports is the only source which can give you access to cases from 1910 to the present day.

Coverage on Westlaw HK starts from 1997, with selected coverage from 1910-1996.

We are also pleased to announce the addition of 8 more full-text journals which are available for you to use now.  All Existing Westlaw HK subscribers with access to the UK Primary Law add-on will benefit from this extended content coverage.  Any new Westlaw HK subscribers taking the same add-on can also benefit from this content.

Contact us to request a free trial: tel: +852 3762 3222 /


This journal is published by Sweet & Maxwell and focuses on the tax regimes and laws affecting business transactions in Europe. It provides analysis and discussion of major changes in the laws of the individual member States. Ten updates a year ensure you stay informed of key business topics and legislative changes throughout Europe.

Coverage on Westlaw UK starts from 2003.


Published by Sweet & Maxwell, this journal is a comprehensive guide to frequent developments and the key legal and policy issues affecting social security and welfare law. It includes coverage of the Jobseeker’s Allowance, child support, disability benefits, the social fund and other income related and non-means tested benefits. It covers both current and impending legislation, recent cases and other news.

Coverage on Westlaw UK starts from 1994.


The Woodfall Landlord & Tenant Bulletin is a quarterly updating service to Woodfall: Landlord and Tenant. This title is the definitive guide to all aspects of landlord and tenant law, and is the most widely cited in courtrooms. Its encyclopaedic coverage combines authority and experience with a concern for the reader’s practical needs.

Coverage on Westlaw UK commences in 2007.


Current Sentencing Practice News is a quarterly newsletter which complements the looseleaf title, Current Sentencing Practice.The newsletter deals with the Court’s powers of sentencing and the procedures to be followed. Furthermore, it includes a selection of sentencing decisions from the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division) and the Divisional Court.

Coverage on Westlaw UK commences in 1995.


Kemp News complements the definitive source on the quantum of damages relating to personal injury claims – Kemp & Kemp: Quantum of Damages. Kemp News is an updating journal to this looseleaf. It deals with every type of PI claim, covering both general damages (PSLA) and special damages and explains complex award types and procedural matters relating to quantum.

Coverage on Westlaw UK commences in 1995, when the journal was called “Quantum”. The journal changed name to Kemp News in 2005.


This journal, published by Sweet & Maxwell, is aimed at compliance officers and their advisers. It allows them to keep up to date with an unending series of changes to the UK regulatory regime.

Presenting an unrivalled commentary and analysis on how FSA regulations impact on compliance officers and their business, it covers a specific regulatory area in depth in each issue – from the complaints process to FSA investigations, from money laundering to conduct of business and from Basel to corporate governance.

Coverage on Westlaw UK will start from 2004.


Published by Sweet & Maxwell, this is now available in full text. The Newsletter contains essential and topical information that helps you keep up to date with the latest developments in company law and practice.

• Provides authoritative coverage on a fortnightly basis

• Contains digests of recent cases detailing the facts and decisions, the court and date of judgment

• Covers legislative changes

• A News Desk section includes the latest developments in company law plus coverage of related areas such as financial services

• Regularly contains articles by leading commentators on the latest developments of note in company law, including insolvency

Coverage on Westlaw UK commences in 2003.criminal Law


This journal is published by W Green and is also now available in full text. Scottish Criminal Law is a new monthly criminal case reports series, making it twice as current as any similar series available in Scotland.

In addition to case reports Scottish Criminal Law will also publish high quality articles, an Appeal Court column and commentary. The key content of each issue will include:

• A Feature Article

• An Appeal Court column

• Full-text law reports with case commentaries

• Full-text sentencing cases

• Personal Opinion section

The enhanced currency combined with the expert editorial work of Sheriff T Welsh will make Scottish Criminal Law the obvious choice when deciding where to access information in this field.

Coverage on Westlaw UK commences in 2003.

In this video, some Westlaw HK customers explain how the new Westlaw HK is already making a difference to their legal research and practice efficiency and how it is starting to help the legal profession deliver “confident and succint advice” to its clients.

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Never before has UK case history been made so clear for the Hong Kong legal profession.  Users of Westlaw HK can now benefit from the unique Graphical History feature included in the Case Analysis section of the UK Cases content.

Bring clarity to complex cases with Westlaw UK’s Graphical History option, which displays litigation histories as flow charts.

Westlaw HK - Graphical History

Westlaw HK - Graphical History

Cases are displayed top to bottom by level of court and left to right in chronological order.

This graphic can also be downloaded to your computer as a PDF.

Graphical History is part of the UK Case Analysis section which is included as part of the core UK Primary Law Add-on to Westlaw HK.

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We are pleased to announce the addition of new UK Annotated Statutes to Westlaw HK.


  • What will be the impact of new legislation?
  • How might it be interpreted by the courts?
  • How has its effect changed in light of subsequent legislation and case law?

UK Annotated Statutes on Westlaw HK will give you the most authoritative and up-to-date guidance on the law as it changes over time by way of amendment or judicial consideration. 

This major new product development will help you understand how the law affects you.

Fast and Accurate – Trust the Experts

Within two weeks of Royal Assent our team of 40 lawyers, led by parliamentary Counsel Daniel Greenberg, will explain the effect, purpose and likely application of new Acts and selected Statutory Instruments.

UK Annotated Statutes give you the insight you need, when you need it most.

Authority and Currency

Our team of experts will monitor the legal environment and capture any key changes that affect the interpretation of legislation.  UK Annotated Statutes will be updated in line with such changes to ensure that your research material is up-to-date when you need it.

What’s Included?

Important Westminster Acts and Scottish Acts from 2008 onwards will be annotated. Key legacy statutes including the Data Protection Act 1998, the Human Rights Act 1998 and the Freedom of Information Act 2000 will also be covered.

Pre-2007 legislation will be annotated on an ongoing basis.




UK Annotated Statutes

UK Annotated Statutes: What’s Included?

UK Annotated Statutes: FAQs


Existing Westlaw HK customers and those considering a subscription can request a trial of UK Annotated Statutes.

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We are pleased to announce that we have added a series of UK Practice Area Commentary titles to Westlaw HK.  The addition of these titles can help you to extend the reach of your online legal research by interlinking the case law and legislation to the analytical materials in which they are cited.  No longer do you need to switch from book to book, with Westlaw HK you can now link directly in between the primary law and the analytical text.  Our intuitive and easy to use new functionality also allows you to quickly and easily return to previous documents you have viewed within the same research session, making legal research even easier.

Packages now available include:

Intellectual Property

  • Copinger & Skone James on Copyright
  • Kerly’s Law of Trade Marks and Trade Names
  • Terrell on the Law of Patents

Civil Procedure

  • Bullen, Leake and Jacobs Precedents of Pleadings
  • Civil Procedure (The White Book)


  • Archbold: Criminal Pleading, Evidence and Practice
  • Current Sentencing Practice (including Current Sentencing Referencer)
  • Renton and Brown: Criminal Procedure
  • Renton and Brown: Criminal Procedure Legislation

Company Law

  • Palmer’s Company Law
  • Totty & Moss on Insolvency


  • Totty & Moss on Insolvency
  • Sealy & Milman: Annotated Guide to Insolvency Legislation

International Arbitration

  • Redfern & Hunter on International Arbitration

Landlord & Tenant

  • Woodfall: Landlord and Tenant


Specific individual titles are also available as add-ons.  These include:

  • C.I.P.A. Guide to the Patents Acts
  • Sealy & Milman: Annotated Guide to Insolvency Legislation



 UK Practice Area Commentary Factsheet



Existing Westlaw HK customers and those considering a subscription can request a trial of one or more of these packages.

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The New Westlaw HK is now available and Legal Research Just Got Easier

Alfred Ip, Partner at Hong Kong Law Firm, Oldham Li & Nie, explains why for him, it is a must have to advise his clients properly.

Note: this video was published in an earlier blog story but we understand the format of the video was not viewable by all users, so we have published this on the Westlaw HK YouTube Channel to make it more accessible.  View the original story here.

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Looking for legal journals online?  Westlaw HK has all you need!

Over the last year we have added a whole host of journals to the UK Journals collection on Westlaw HK.  The largest collection of its kind in Hong Kong; many of these provide broad topical coverage, whilst many of these are more focused on a particular practice area.

With the legal journals available on Westlaw HK you can access analytical materials across the spectrum of legal issues and practice areas.  More than just restatements of the law, these provide authoritative and current commentary on the legal issues of today.  Their regularity ensures you are always up to date with the latest issues.  The breadth of coverage ensures you have comprehensive legal analysis at your fingertips.

Contact us today to trial Westlaw HK and try out our Journals collections.

Tel: +852 3762 3222


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