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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.

We are delighted to announce the Hong Kong Law Journal Volume 42 – Part 1 is now on Westlaw.

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


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



Westlaw HK would like to wish the Hong Kong legal profession a very Happy New Year and best wishes for a prosperous 2011!

2010 saw a lot of enhancements to Westlaw HK following its initial launch including:

  • A new citator service with new easy to use icons, enhanced history and more case cross-referencing
  • New browse functionality
  • Addition of comprehensive PDF coverage for HKLRD and HKCFAR back to 1905 (The largest collection available!)
  • Addition of The Law & Practice of Hong Kong Companies (Online Book)
  • Addition of Chitty on Contracts: Hong Kong Specific Contracts (Online Book)
  • Addition of Competition Law in China and Hong Kong (Online Book)
  • Addition of Employment Law & Practice in China (Online Book)
  • Addition of Principles and Practice of Civil Procedure in Hong Kong  to core Westlaw HK Subscription (Online Book)
  • Addition of UK Annotated Statutes as an add-on subscription
  • Simplified Historical law searching and browsing back to 1997
  • Simpler Alerts
  • iPad, iPhone and Blackberry all supported
  • Integration of Hong Kong, China, Regional and International News to the Hong Kong subscription
  • Increase of UK journals coverage to 110 full text journals
  • Addition of further UK law report series
  • Addition of Hansard to UK Current Awareness

Add to this some of the fantastic UK commentary resources we made available on Westlaw HK including:


We also have a lot in store for Westlaw HK in 2011 which we hope will help you to achieve your goals.

These enhancements will include (amongst other things):

Plus we have received some fantastic feedback from users of the new Westlaw HK and we are really pleased to know that legal research did get easier with the new Westlaw HK!

We are also taking on board customer suggestions for future enhancements so would like to thank those people who have fed back some suggestions.

So keep an eye on the blog and your Westlaw Edge emails for more details on our future developments

All our best wishes for a prosperous 2011!

The Westlaw HK Team

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.

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


Current Hong Kong, UK & European coverage:

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We are pleased to announce the addition of two further full text journals to Westlaw.

The Medico Legal Journal of Ireland

Published by Thomson Roundhall, this journal is now available for you to view in full text. The aim and scope of this journal is to inform professionals of current legal and ethical issues related to patient care and also provides an academic and scientific forum for practitioners and academics to debate medico-legal issues of importance to individuals and society as a whole.

This journal covers the diverse areas where medicine and law meet. This specialty otherwise known as Forensic Medicine or medical jurisprudence includes:

  • Medical Law & Legal Medicine
  • Forensic Science
  • Medical Ethics
  • Road Traffic Law
  • Clinical Forensic Science
  • Prescribing Law
  • Thanatology
  • Toxicology
  • Forensic Pathology
  • Healthcare Legislation

Topics of interest which are covered by the Medico-Legal Journal of Ireland include: patient consent and confidentiality, professional negligence, mental health law, reproductive Medicine, child abuse, DNA profiling, forensic wounds, coroners inquests and drug abuse.

Coverage on Westlaw begins in 1995.


The European Lawyer

This journal, published by Polyview Media Ltd, is also now available for you to view. Europe’s foremost monthly legal journal is for and about the business of law and the decision-makers who influence and shape the profession.

The European Lawyer provides the international legal profession with an important platform to voice opinion on a broad range of issues affecting the expansion and integration of the European single market and its relationship with global markets.

Coverage on Westlaw UK begins in 2000

These journals are both available in the UK Primary Law subscription which is available as an add-on to the core Westlaw HK subscription


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