Thomson Reuters announce launch of Practical Law Family

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2 September 2013

Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading provider of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, today announced the launch of Practical Law Family, an essential online resource for family lawyers. The new service is available through the recently redesigned, the UK’s leading source of legal know-how solutions.

For more than 20 years, Practical Law has provided trusted resources for lawyers seeking practical legal know-how. Practical Law Family builds on this heritage to bring lawyers a wealth of material consisting of more than 950 resources, of which around 850 are entirely new.

Practical Law Family is designed to help family lawyers working in large and small law firms draft documents quickly and advise with confidence. It provides access to a bank of continually maintained standard document precedents, letters and clauses, including pre-nuptial and cohabitation agreements, consent order clauses and editable court forms.

In addition to the high-quality legal know-how expected from Practical Law, the Family Law launch includes an interactive Form E software tool. The interactive Form E financial statement, complete with inbuilt calculators and integrated drafting notes, allows lawyers to import information from their client, or other third parties, and get financial issues underway more quickly.

“The launch of Practical Law Family provides family lawyers with instant access to the legal tools and resources they need every day,” said Emma Wilkins, head of Practical Law Family at Thomson Reuters Legal Solutions UK & Ireland. “It is fully integrated with the Practical Law online UK service and comes loaded with the essential practice specific documents and tools that will likely make it a one-stop shop for busy family law practitioners.”

Practical Law Family is accessed through, recently redesigned to provide a cleaner and more intuitive interface. The new service also offers enhanced navigation and searching to deliver a more finely-tuned source of essential legal know-how.

The Family Law guidance covers a wide range of topics including nuptial agreements and relationship planning through to cohabitation, divorce and dissolution of civil partnership (including financial remedies), children law, domestic violence and international aspects of family law. It also covers more niche topics such as surrogacy, forced marriages, child abduction and international adoption.

To learn more about the new service, please go to:

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