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Westlaw UK: The leading legal research service

Westlaw UK is a dynamic, ever-growing and easily searchable source of case law, legislation, news, legal journals, commentary, current awareness alerts and EU legal materials.

What does Westlaw UK cover?

Westlaw UK collaborates with the best in the legal business, working flexibly to ensure that our customers have an unbeatable library of legal information – accessible anytime, anywhere.

Brexit content

Stay abreast of Brexit-related legislation with Westlaw UK. Our in-house legislation team are always ahead of the curve, so you can advise your clients with the most up to date and accurate information.

With Westlaw UK, you can:

  • View consolidated amendments from Brexit-related draft statutory instruments, draft Sis and Bills.
  • Have foresight into what legislation will look like at the end of the transition period
  • View content identified by our legislation team as being retained EU law.
  • Stay on top of key content with our Brexit topic page, which collates our latest materials and developments
  • Set up alerts to receive relevant content as it is published
  • Be sure never to never to miss a deadline with our key dates calendar

With Westlaw Premium UK, you can:

  • Easily view and compare historical, current and prospective versions of the law side by side, to see exactly what has changed

Content & Coverage


Access consolidated primary and secondary legislation for the UK, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Westlaw UK Bills content provide clear and concise access to the full text, progress tracking and proposed amendments to enacted legislation from Westminster and Scottish Parliament. Seamlessly access integrated HMRC manuals and other regulatory and guidance materials, including circulars, parliamentary papers and practice directions.


Our vast and ever expanding bank of case law helps you find the information you need quickly, whether you’re looking for a few simple details, deeper analysis or the wider resources for full in-depth research.


A host of legal journals will always reflect the key topics across the industry. As prominent issues are addressed in the media, you can bet that you will find those articles on Westlaw UK, helping you to understand the issues that matter.


Acting as a springboard for the rest of your research, Insight offers links to related content throughout Westlaw UK, allowing you to quickly gain an overview of the subject as well as the key issues that you may need to consider.

Online books and looseleafs

To help you put the law into context, we offer a large range of market leading online books and looseleaf titles. Mitigate risk associated with using out of date content thanks to online indications of currency and instant updates.


Access primary and secondary legislation, case law, preparatory acts, parliamentary questions, information and notices in the Official Journals C Series and national measures.

Current awareness

Our Current Awareness content, containing information on cases, legislation, and legal developments, is updated every 5 minutes from 8am until 5pm, Monday to Friday, ensuring you’ll get all the information you need to stay up to date and nothing more.


Whether you’re looking for information on industry specific matters, international developments or local news stories, our hugely expansive, independent coverage keeps you informed of the developments that matter to you.

IDS Employment Law

From unfair dismissal to annual leave, IDS Employment Law enables you to conduct detailed employment law research more quickly than ever.

In depth analysis, legislation and case law at your fingertips. It offers the ability to see easily if legislation in force is invaluable as is the annotation and commentary and cross referencing
Get more from your online commentary

The new online commentary platform is set to revolutionise the way you find, navigate and access commentary titles. It has been designed to create an easy, intuitive and efficient research experience across Westlaw UK commentary.