Westlaw UK

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Westlaw UK provides access to vast, but easily searchable databases of case law, legislation, news, journals, commentary, current awareness alerts and EU legal materials. Combined with a user-friendly interface, it ensures that your searches are easy to perform and you can find the legal information you need to make the difference.



Westlaw UK insight
Westlaw UK Insight is a dynamic and ever-expanding online encyclopedia of UK law and your perfect starting point for legal know-how.
Unrivalled case law coverage
Case law from some of the UK’s most renowned reporting series with close to 400,000 case reports and transcripts dating back to 1220.
The complete legislative picture
Legislation consolidated back to 1267 and updated daily.
Over 130 book and loose-leaf titles
Analytical commentary from the entire Common Law Library and a large range of market-leading books and loose-leafs.
Vast collection of journals
Over 100 journals and access to abstracts of every article in every English-language legal journal in Europe via the Legal Journals Index.
News to keep you in the know
National, regional and international news and business updates.
European Law
EU and international material.
Up to date information you can trust
Current awareness updated every 15 minutes.

What's Included


Westlaw UK gives you access to close to 400,000 full-text case reports and transcripts with a case analysis for all decisions in the UK from 1865 and the EU from 1954.

Built on a vast and ever expanding collection of case law, it includes reports from the UK’s leading names, ensuring you have the authority you need.


From the very foundations of UK law to the very latest legislative developments, our legislation service gives you a complete picture of the framework of the law.

With fully consolidated legislation covering England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland you can be sure that you’ll find the Act, SI or Measure that you need. We can help you find the needle in that legislation haystack.

Our legislation service allows you to see not only how a provision looks today, but also how previous versions have looked and how future versions will look without the need for cross-referencing the amending provisions.


Insight is an online, dynamic and ever-growing encyclopedia of UK law. Built for, and in tune with, the way you work, it connects you to expertly penned analysis of legal topics. Starting with a broad subject overview, Insight then goes deeper with detailed statements of the law. A springboard from which you can start your research, Insight not only helps you join the dots on a particular subject, it also gives links to related content on Westlaw UK and elsewhere online.


Westlaw UK has over 100 full-text journals, thousands of articles and half a million more article abstracts.

With a collection of journals from Sweet & Maxwell, Cambridge University Press and Bloomsbury Professional amongst others, you’ll have expert analysis on tap, 24 hours a day. Search, read, print, share and digest the thousands of new articles added every year as well as our extensive archive.  


Disputes know no boundaries. Westlaw UK gives you access to the information you need to succeed when your work extends beyond the UK.


Books & Looseleafs

To help you put the law in context, we offer a large collection of commentary titles on Westlaw UK, including a range of market leaders.

Rather than just replicating the text of the books, we have added powerful tools that enhance and complement the content, making them easy to navigate and search.



To make good decisions today you need today’s news, business and political updates.
With over 1,000 sources, reporting 1,000′s of stories, every day, you can be sure that you’ll find the news you need to know about. Whether you’re looking for legal, business, political or economic news on a regional, national or international scale, our news coverage makes sure you stay up to date.

And our extensive archive means that old news remains good news.

Publications are broken down into National News, NewsWires, Regional News, International News and Business Trade and Industry publications.


Current Awareness

Updated every 15 minutes from 8am until 5pm, Monday to Friday, Westlaw UK’s Current Awareness service is the ideal way to get up-to-the-minute information on what’s happening in the law.

Westlaw UK’s Current Awareness service contains daily information on cases, legislation, and legal developments derived from official publications, press releases and legal news relating to the United Kingdom.

And what’s more, you can set up alerts to have the information you need delivered directly to you as it happens.