Thomson Reuters expands legal resources for Scotland

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11 April 2018

Thomson ReutersThomson Reuters has expanded its legal know-how and legislative resources for the Scottish legal system. The new resources include the Scots Law resource centre on Practical Law and the addition of Scottish Bills on Westlaw UK.

The Scots Law resource centre introduces a growing suite of up-to-date legal know-how resources, covering seven key practice areas. The resources include standard documents and clauses, practice notes, toolkits and articles for commercial, corporate, dispute resolution, employment, family, private client and property practice areas.

The Scots Law resource centre follows the addition of Scottish Bills to Westlaw UK at the end of 2017 and provides a comprehensive Bills service for Scotland, improving the overall coverage of the devolved parliaments and assemblies within the service. Westlaw UK now provides access to the full text of a Bill with links to enacted legislation along with the ability to track the progress of a Bill through parliament and see amendments to enacted legislation as proposed in the Bill.

Following the recent content integration between Practical Law and Westlaw UK, subscribers to both services benefit from the seamless linking across the services enabling subscribers to navigate between the primary law within Westlaw UK to the trusted know-how within Practical Law. This closer integration enables subscribers to link to relevant Westlaw UK books, cases and legislation from the Scots Law resources in Practical Law.

“Legal professionals operating in the Scottish legal system often have a restricted choice of resources and find themselves faced with the need to adapt resources from elsewhere to suit their needs,” said Gilly Grant, director for Scotland and Ireland at the Legal business of Thomson Reuters. “The expanded resources from Thomson Reuters are specifically tailored to the needs of professionals working in the Scottish Legal system, as such they help save valuable time in areas such as legal research and contract drafting.“

The expanded resources are produced and maintained by a team of legislative experts at Thomson Reuters and the Practical Law editorial team, who are Scots-qualified lawyers with significant professional experience in their practice areas, located in the Edinburgh office of Thomson Reuters.

The Scots Law collection on Practical Law will continue to grow throughout 2018 as coverage is expanded to meet customer need. The bill coverage on Westlaw UK will be extended to include all devolved parliaments starting with Scotland, followed by Wales and Northern Ireland in 2018.

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