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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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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.
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.
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
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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PLANNING APPEAL DECISIONS
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.
ADMINISTRATIVE COURT DIGEST
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.
COSTS LAW REPORTS
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’re making them more comprehensive and adding navigational aids, so that you can save time finding the content you need.
Every PDF of UK legislation on Westlaw HK will have bookmarks, allowing you to clearly see the structure of an Act or SI.
Use the expandable bookmark menu to browse down to a part or section you’re interested in and then click on the title to link directly to it within the document.
*PDF Bookmark functionality is dependent on your PDF reader software. Westlaw HK cannot guarantee full compatibility with all readers.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Also accessible from the bookmark menu you’ll find a link to a Table of Contents. This is displayed at the end of the document and contains page references for all the provisions within the Act or SI, which you can use to link to that content.
The Table of Contents is also printable, allowing you to easily find the content you need offline as well as online.
We’ve incorporated Westlaw HK’s legislation status icons into the PDFs to show you the status of each provision.
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.
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 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:
- Copinger & Skone James on Copyright
- Kerly’s Law of Trade Marks and Trade Names
- Terrell on the Law of Patents
- 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
- Palmer’s Company Law
- Totty & Moss on Insolvency
- Totty & Moss on Insolvency
- Sealy & Milman: Annotated Guide to Insolvency Legislation
- 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
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Existing Westlaw HK customers and those considering a subscription can request a trial of one or more of these packages.
Tel: +852 3762 3222
or visit www.westlaw.com.hk and visit the Commentary section.
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.
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.
Simply hit “save options” to make the display changes to your 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 email@example.com 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.