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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.

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 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.

From 26 October 2010 you’ll have noticed that PDFs of UK legislation on Westlaw HK will have some additional functionality.


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.

PDF Bookmarks

PDF Bookmarks

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.



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.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


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.

Status Icons

Status Icons

Status icons can also be found next to each provision within the Table of Contents.
The notes for each provision have been improved to provide you all the information you need to interpret a provision. Notes are now displayed immediately after the text of the provision. In addition commencement and extent information is also provided.



Where a parallel version of a provision exists for a different jurisdiction you will now also find it in the notes for that provision.
Where a legislation document has been modified you will find a Table of Modifications for the UK Legislation PDF on Westlaw HK
Table of Modifications

Table of Modifications


This will allow you to check if a particular document or provision has been modified and by what so you can ensure you have all the documents pertinent to your research.
Existing subscribers to Westlaw HK’s UK Primary Law add-on will receive these enhancements automatically.  New subscribers will also benefit from these enhancements.
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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.

Take a trial of Westlaw HK today to find out more…

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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.

Contact Us:

Tel: +852 3762 3222


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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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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. 

Watch this video of Alfred Ip, Partner, Oldham Li & Nie, and see what he thinks of the new Westlaw HK

Alfred Ip talks about the new Westlaw HK

Alfred Ip talks about the new Westlaw HK

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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. 

Content and Display Options Opened with Database Display Styles Checked

 Simply hit “save options” to make the display changes to your tab.  

Database Content Display for UK 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 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.


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