Practical Law features

Time-saving tools and content for legal professionals

Access resources that answer your “how do I” questions when working on an unfamiliar matter, or an ever-evolving legal issue

How-to guidance

Human expertise provides you with trusted answers

Expert legal editors

Our 600+ full-time, dedicated, experienced editors worldwide, who were leading practitioners in the legal industry, are now dedicated to creating and maintaining resources that provide you a starting off point to work with greater efficiency and accuracy. Having practiced at the world’s top law firms, chambers, and organisations, they are fully equipped to provide the how-to guidance needed to keep you up to speed in an ever-changing industry.

Whether it’s helping navigate through an unfamiliar matter or understanding changes in the law, our team of experts are there to get you up-to-speed quickly and provide easy-to-understand explanations, so you are always armed with the information you need to provide top quality service to the organisations you work for.

Expert-created content

Access up-to-date, well maintained resources that are easy to understand so you can complete your work with efficiency, accuracy, and confidence.

Practice Notes

Resources that provide up-to-date explanations on a general subject or a deep dive into a single topic, to help you advise with confidence.

Use these documents with the assurance that they are continually updated to reflect significant changes in law or practice, thanks to the dedication of our team of more than 600 expert-editors worldwide.

Standard documents and clauses

Take advantage of draft templates that you can use as a starting point to work on contracts, agreements, and clauses.

Embedded notes and negotiation tips from our team of experts explain in plain language how to localize for the matter at hand.

Checklists and flowcharts

Ensure you cover all the issues and track all the steps when working on a legal matter. 

With timelines, flowcharts, tables, decision trees, and lists of issues, you can have the peace of mind that all phases of a matter or issue are being addressed. 

Current awareness

Subscriber to customised daily, weekly and monthly alerts covering overviews, current law explanations, document templates, articles, and checklists in your practice area.

The legal updates are written by our experienced team and provide a good starting point and enable you to build from the work of experts in their own fields.

Matter Maps

Provide an overview of the phases of work and core tasks that a legal team requires to complete each piece of a project efficiently when undertaking a legal matter.

Displayed as a visual representation, the maps help you find the right Practical Law content for the task. 

Beyond Brexit: the legal implications

Quickly access Brexit-related topics across practice areas and sectors, chart related developments from 2021 onwards, search all relevant legal updates, and access trade and customs content to guide you through the post-Brexit trade systems.

Global content

If you need an introduction or insight into a new legal jurisdiction or are advising on cross-border transactions, our global coverage includes thousands of resources covering key legal developments for over 100 countries and key EU member states, helping you conduct cross-border business with ease.

Time-saving tools

Unlock the power of Practical Law with leading-edge features

Country Q&A

Instantly understand country requirements on a variety of key topics in your practice area.

You can compare law across multiple countries and use country resources when you need authoritative knowledge on legal matters involving one country or many.

What's Market

The tool that helps you identify, review, analyse, and compare deals and general market trends in just a few clicks instead of spending hours doing research.

Coverage includes: Corporate transactions, AGMs, IPOs, restructuring and insolvency agreements, and more.


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 use your feedback to further evolve and refine our resources.

Dynamic Tool Set

This set includes five new, next-generation features that allow you to extract even more power from Practical Law content, helping you gain deeper insights and get the answers you need faster. Our state-of-the-art tools such as charts and dynamic data visualisation will help you work with even greater confidence and speed.

Dynamic Search

Find answers to legal research questions based on natural-language inquiries, along with links to relevant Practical Law content. Dynamic Search combines the power of AI with the legal expertise of more than 600 global attorney-editors.

Knowledge Map

Complete your research faster with an interactive way to explore the topics and resources available in the Practical Law collection, so you can get a complete picture of your matter and identify any issues you may have missed.

Interactive Matter Maps

Matter Maps provide an overview of the core phases and tasks in a legal matter, including links to key resources along the way. The interactive maps give you the opportunity to customise the map to your specific needs.

Quick Compare

With just a few clicks you can create custom charts that compare answers to key questions across multiple jurisdictions, helping to identify local laws faster.

What’s Market Analytics

With this enhanced feature, you can create data visualization in the form of custom charts and graphs with the insights and information provided from our popular What’s Market feature. Analyse and share market trends and deal terms in a fraction of the time.

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