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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:
- The Common Law Library
- UK Civil Procedure Commentary (inc. The White Book & Bullen Leake & Jacobs Precedents of Pleadings)
- UK Corporate Business Commentary (inc. Palmer’s Company Law)
- UK Crime Commentary (inc. Archbold)
- UK Insolvency Commnentary (inc. Totty & Moss and Sealy & Milman)
- UK Intellectual Property Commentary (inc. Terrell on the Law of Patents, Copinger & Skone James on Copyright and Kerly on the Law of Trade Marks & Trade Names)
- UK International Commercial Aribtration (inc. Redfern & Hunter)
- UK Landlord and Tenant (inc. Woodfall)
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):
- The addition of the full coverage of the Authorised Hong Kong Chinese Law Reports with Translations (HKCLRT) including PDFs to Westlaw HK’s Hong Kong Law Reports Database.
- All the Authorised Hong Kong Law Reports & Digest cases in 2011
- All the Authorised Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal Reports cases in 2011
- Comprehensive unreported judgments coverage.
- Hong Kong Civil Procedure (The Hong Kong White Book) 2011
- 3 Volumes of the Hong Kong Law Journal
- Plus much more…
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
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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The New Westlaw HK is being rolled-out to our existing subscribers and we are receiving some great feedback. So you don’t have to take our word for it, our customers are happy to tell Hong Kong how good they think it is.
Find our more about the New Westlaw HK at www.westlaw.com.hk.
The Hong Kong White Book 2010 service has now been uploaded to Westlaw.
You can access this from the Hong Kong tab through a standard template search under Search Hong Kong Civil Procedure. Alternatively if your preference is to browse through the table of contents, you can do this by clicking on th Advanced Search link on the right of the Search Hong Kong Civil Procedure section. The Advanced Search screen then loads with a link on the right for Table of Contents.
For quick access to the Hong Kong Civil Procedure 2010 (Hong Kong White Book) service, please use the following links:
Keswick Chuk, Contributing Editor for the Hong Kong Mediation Handbook, speaking live from the event , Enhancement of the Public Understanding of Mediation in Hong Kong, held in Thomson Reuters offices in The Landmark – Hong Kong, comments on his views on the importance of Mediation in Hong Kong
Daniel Hui, a Pupil Barrister attending the event, The Enhancement of the Public Understanding of Mediation in Hong Kong (Part 2), hosted by Sweet & Maxwell, comments on mediation and its role in the dispute resolution process in Hong Kong.
Speaking at the launch of the Hong Kong Mediation Handbook, published by Sweet & Maxwell, at the event ‘Enhancement of the Public Understanding of Mediation in Hong Kong’, Dr Raymond Hai Ming Leung, General Editor of the book and Honourary Governor and Founding President of the Hong Kong Mediation Centre explains the coverage of the book and its importance to Mediation in Hong Kong.
Further to the recent Civil Justice Reform in Hong Kong and the publication of the New Rules of the High Court in the Special Volume of the Hong Kong White Book and the subsequent Volume 4 also containing the new rules plus commentary on the new rules; the new rules have now been published on Westlaw HK.
Visit the webpage www.sweetandmaxwell.com.hk/cjr