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Westlaw UK User Guide - Old Platform

This Westlaw UK Guide will assist you in demonstrating how to log in for the first time, platform navigation and search tips.

Update: The old Westlaw UK platform will be closed in December 2019

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Westlaw UK - What's New Brochure

At Thomson Reuters, we know that the pressures and challenges facing the legal profession are continually increasing, resulting in you having to work harder and faster to find the answers you need.

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What is the URL for new Westlaw UK?

You may have noticed the URLs we advised in September 2019 were https://uk.practicallaw.thomsonreuters.com and https://westlawuk.thomsonreuters.co.uk. We now have a direct URL for Westlaw UK. Please click the link below to access the new platform. 

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Will I be charged to use the new Westlaw UK service?

There is no additional charge for using the new service and the content and features in your subscription. The new service will include add on content and features that may be outside of your subscription.

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Can I continue accessing the current Westlaw UK?

Current Westlaw UK is still available and customers can continue to access it in the usual way. Any new features and enhancements from 2019 and beyond will be released on the new Westlaw UK only. There will be a period of dual access where customers...

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When will the existing Westlaw UK be turned off?

We expect all customers to be using the new Westlaw UK as their main research service by the end of November 2019. Around this time all links to the existing service will be redirected to relevant pages on the new service or the new Westlaw UK...

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Where are Westlaw UK Books?

Westlaw UK Books can be accessed from the product dropdown in the top left-hand corner. There are also links to books from cases, legislation and Practical Law content. The new books service delivers a considerably enhanced experience, tailored for...

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Is there a download limit for books?

The document delivery limit is currently 500, pending review. However, customers are reminded that they cannot download more than one or two chapters at a time or risk being in breach of their terms of service. We monitor for excessive usage and...

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What will happen to my deep links to Westlaw UK content?

Westlaw UK will be moving to a new platform at the end of 2019. As new features and enhancements are launched on the new platform we expect our users to make new Westlaw UK their service of choice. All users will have a period of dual access when...

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What will happen to my existing Westlaw UK alerts?

As the new Westlaw UK service has an improved search and alerts engine, users will need to set up their alerts on the new service. This will ensure users are alerting on the most up to date, relevant content and can make use of the new features on...

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