Practical Law

Knowledge of 600+ expert editors worldwide at your fingertips Now with deeper insights and better answers faster

Reasons to rely on Practical Law

  • 23,000+
    resources covering 28 practice areas and 5 sectors
  • 600+
    global experienced editors keeping you up to date
  • 240,000+
    global hours of content reviewed by our editors in 2020

Learn how Practical Law can help

Navigate new or unfamiliar areas of law with Practical Law so you can get the answer quickly and apply it with confidence. Now with a more powerful, dynamic Practical Law content experience, further unlocking the power of Practical Law expertise.


Discover time-saving resources for today’s legal professionals

Practice notes

Clear, up-to-date explanations of the law and how it applies in practice. Cover all major practice areas with quick guides and overviews or detailed guidance.

Standard documents

Reliable and trusted market-leading standard documents, clauses, letters and court forms for a head start when drafting.

Checklists & flowcharts

Quick-reference reminders for use in common transactions to ensure you’ve covered everything.

Current awareness

Customised alerts delivered direct to your inbox covering the latest legal updates in your practice area or topic written by our experienced editors. Track key legislation, cases, dates and other developments.


Our editorial team is available to answer your legal queries through our Ask service. Ask a question, get help finding a resource and see what your peers are saying. We take on your feedback to further evolve and refine our resources.

Matter Maps

Make it easy for clients and colleagues to understand core phases and tasks in a legal matter with links to key resources and customise your map to meet your needs with Dynamic Tool Set.

Knowledge Map

Visually navigate through Practical Law’s collection. Get the complete picture of your matter and identify issues you may have missed so you can complete your research faster.

Quick Compare

Compare multi-country information faster. Create custom charts that answer key questions across countries, so you can explore the topics and data points that matters most to you.

What's market

Search, compare, and analyse agreements and public filings that have been summarised by our experts. Create data-driven insights and visualisations to analyse and share market trends.

Navigating Beyond Brexit

Practical Law has key resources including overviews of the UK-EU agreements and practical guides to the creation, amendment and interpretation of retained EU law

Practice Areas

  • Arbitration
  • Agriculture & Rural Land
  • Business Crime & Investigations
  • Capital Markets
  • Commercial
  • Construction
  • Corporate
  • Data Protection
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Employment
  • Environment
  • Family
  • Finance
  • Financial Services
  • IP & IT
  • Life Sciences
  • Local Government
  • Media & Telecoms
  • Pensions
  • Planning
  • Private Client
  • Property
  • Property Litigation
  • Public Law
  • Restructuring & Insolvency
  • Share Schemes & Incentives
  • Tax


  • Energy
  • Financial Institutions
  • Heavy Industry
  • Life Science
  • Technology, Media

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