Practical Law: The leading online legal know-how service
The online know-how service that helps you perform more efficiently, gives you a time saving head start with the practice of law, and provides you with the tools to work faster and advise with greater confidence.
What is Practical Law?
Practical Law gives you access to practice notes that offer how-to guidance, standard documents that provide a better starting point, current awareness emails that keep you up to date, plus more. Our experts, who have significant experience in law firms, chambers, and organisations around the world, ensure that the foundations are taken care of so you can concentrate on adding value for your clients and your organisation.
More than 140,000 lawyers worldwide already rely on Practical Law to get a quality-assured head start with the practice of law, so you’ll know you’re in good company.
Practical Law Matter Maps (Beta)
Matter Maps are a new feature on Practical Law that assists you with the management of a legal matter. Matter Maps provide an overview of the phases of work and core tasks involved in a legal matter with direct links to relevant guidance and precedents.
Cross-border resource centre
The cross-border resource centre is designed for lawyers working on cross-border matters. The service highlights the main legal, commercial and negotiating issues in cross-border matters and provides the tools and guidance you need to work successfully across jurisdictions.
Designed for insurance law practitioners, the insurance collection gives you visibility of all the insurance resources on Practical Law, organised by lines of insurance to help you find the resources you need. Find out how the new collection helps insurance lawyers to keep up to date and find answers fast.
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.
Reliable and trusted market-leading standard documents, clauses, letters and court forms for a head start when drafting.
Convenient tracking of key legislation, cases, dates and other developments.
Checklists & flowcharts
Quick-reference reminders for use in common transactions to ensure you’ve covered everything.
Linking to Westlaw UK
Maintained resources and legal updates contain direct links to case reports and consolidated legislation on Westlaw UK, allowing you to dig deeper and examine the law for yourself.
Daily, weekly and monthly legal updates written by our experienced team, telling you what you need to know and why.
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.
A leading monthly magazine for business lawyers, with articles and columns written by expert contributors.
Fast Draft automated drafting, Annotation feature for sharing notes on resources and FirmStyle for converting documents to your house style.
Database of public deal summaries, market practice analysis and AGM materials.
Features and capabilities
With results relevancy and search filters, content is easy to find.
A streamlined design and less clicking to find what you need.
Use folders, history, favourites and the option to set your own homepage.
Resources are easy to read and faster to browse.
Document delivery options
Download in PDF or Microsoft Word formats, print or share with your colleagues, or save to folders.
Easily navigate across the site, resources are quick to pinpoint.