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Westlaw UK Scottish Resources

Westlaw UK Services for Scotland

W. Green, The Scottish Law Publisher, offers two services on the Westlaw UK platform: Westlaw UK Scots Law and Westlaw UK Scots Crime.

UK Scots Law

Launched in April 2001, Westlaw UK Scots Law brings together the following: Also included is a Legal Journals Index, with abstracts of articles on Scots Law taken from over 500 journals. All material is cross-referenced with hypertext links, speeding up research.

Fill-in-the-blank templates are provided for easy searching but you can also carry out advanced searches using natural language or terms and connectors.

Legislation is consolidated and appears in full text. You can view historic versions of legislation back to 1992, and, with the Analysis tool, you can see commencement information, citations of cases that refer to the particular provision you are viewing and details of related legislative provisions.

A popular feature is the Case Locator tool which sets out everything you need to know about a case in one place including a digest and history, along with links to cited cases, legislation and relevant journals.

Another useful feature is Westclip, an automatic search tool that you can set to your own specification to provide you with details of new developments in a particular area of the law. You can receive Westclip alerts by email or when you next log in.

Westlaw UK Scots Crime

Westlaw UK Scots Crime is a dedicated service for Scots criminal lawyers launched in June 2002. It brings together authoritative narrative commentary from Renton & Brown’s Criminal Procedure 6th Edition, and Renton and Brown’s Criminal Procedure Legislation, along with Scots Law Times criminal cases and criminal legislation. The service also includes fill-in-the-blank Criminal Procedure Rules forms that can be completed on screen and printed off.

Both Westlaw UK Scots Law and Westlaw UK Scots Crime are accessed via www.westlaw.co.uk. Both services are charged on a fixed price subscription basis, with the price varying according to the size and type of organisation.

As with all Westlaw UK services, there is a free 24-hour Customer Support line, manned by staff who can assist with legal and technical issues.

For further information on Westlaw UK Scots Law and Westlaw UK Scots Crime or to arrange a free trial, call the Customer Support line on 0800 028 2200.


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