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Thomson Reuters Thomson Reuters has enhanced its leading know-how service, Practical Law, by integrating a selection of content from its legal research solution, Westlaw UK. The closer integration bridges the gap between practical guidance and legal research and creates a seamless experience between the two products. The integration provides access to cases, legislation and journals […]

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Online resources at IALS Digital

The Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (IALS) has as its central remit the promotion and facilitation of research and scholarship at an advanced level across the whole field of law. Though based in central London and attached to the University of London, IALS draws its primary membership from academic researchers and postgraduate research students from […]

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Online law publishing developments

ICLR.3 ICLR.3 reflects a fundamental shift in the provision of public legal information. Although it could be described as a “freemium” service – offering both free access to all users and premium content to paying subscribers – such a description fails to reflect the way ICLR’s whole approach to the selection and provision of case […]

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Online publishing news

Legislation.gov.uk Following the promotion of John Sheridan to Digital Director at The National Archives, Matthew Bell has been appointed the new Head of Legislation Services. A law graduate from Manchester University, Matt started his career in legal publishing in 1999 when he joined Sweet and Maxwell to help establish Westlaw UK. By the time he […]

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Developments at ICLR: expanding online

At a time when some other publishers are struggling to make the case for their law reports, ICLR is embarking on a massive expansion of its coverage. In a brace of new developments for 2016, we have begun publishing unreported transcripts on ICLR Online, and we will be expanding the leading general series, the Weekly […]

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The future of law reporting

The legal professions, however unwillingly, and indeed the English legal system itself, are undergoing profound changes. Law reporting is bound to adapt. The range and type of information which needs to be published is changing. The model of a carefully curated selection of momentous precedents – cases which marked out a path of stepping stones […]

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Legal research: the unreported story

Mark Debenham represents Justis Publishing. “Headnotes reign supreme when it comes to digesting cases because they tell you what happened and what the result was. They give you the facts,” a London-based barrister said to me last year. A true and succinct assessment – just like a headnote. In the digital age where there’s so […]

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Keeping up to date with the law (2)

This is the second in our series on independent publishers providing law update services and their views on BAILII and legislation.gov.uk. In the last issue we covered CaseCheck, Law Brief Publishing and Daniel Barnett. Bath Publishing Bath Publishing was founded in 2004. We currently run two legal update sites: Employment Cases Update on our own […]

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Keeping up to date with the law

BAILII has been providing free access to case law for 14 years and legislation.gov.uk provides advanced (if not yet up to date) open access to all in force legislation. These resources have changed the ground rules for law publishing: smaller publishers are relying on them, adding their own value and developing new update services. We […]

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Havers – Defining the Bar

When we first published Havers Companion to the Bar, 22 years ago, it created quite a stir. Up to then barristers’ directories were little more than name and address lists. We set out to tell much more about barristers, their practices, achievements, cases, languages spoken – and even fees! In an age when the Bar […]

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CaseCheck premium version

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 […]

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Developments at Cecile Park Publishing

Cecile Park Publishing started in 1999 to provide global, authoritative and incisive legal and regulatory information solutions in fast growing business areas. We recognised early on that information contained in separate, unconnected national silos no longer meets the demands of a global marketplace. Thirteen years after the launch of our first print and online journal, […]

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