CaseCheck intends to compete with some of the largest publishers in the world, such as LexisNexis and Westlaw, with a new premium version early in 2013.
CaseCheck established in 2007 by Stephen Moore, is a free legal resource that provides case reports and expert summaries online. With more than 12,000 case reports from across the UK and EU provided by solicitors, barristers, advocates and academics, there are now 20,000 registered users from over 200 locations around the world. The site has 40 categories of case law and many more sub-categories. Approximately 130 case summaries are added to the site each month and the resource is a sector leader in the areas of employment and personal injury case law content.
CaseCheck is now launching a premium version, costing from £2 a week for individual users with new facilities such as mobile versions of the site, personalisation of the weekly bulletins, increased scope of the current awareness, increased regularity and comprehensiveness of the case law and a personal CPD recorder. Funding to develop the service has been provided by the West of Scotland Loan Fund and RBS. Case summaries will still be available free of charge.