Online legal research
Advantages of Westlaw
Get your answers more quickly with tools and resources to speed up your research
Westlaw's legal information database opens a door to a wealth of information concerning both regional and international law, shedding light on all existing and evolving regulations and jurisprudence. Westlaw helps you to get your answers more quickly with tools and resources to speed up your research. With unmatched breadth and depth of content, you can leave nothing to chance and advise your clients with the most relevant, up-to-date and accurate information.
Find prompt answers
Effortlessly tailor your search to be general or more specific. Westlaw is the only legal research database that serves the best and most relevant results at the top of the results pane. Using our Advanced Search feature, you can narrow down to case name or the provision number of an act.
Save documents quickly and conveniently
Westlaw allows users to save your results within the platform, as well as externally, for quicker access later. Now you can create an unlimited amount of customised databases of documents organized by issue, matter, or client.
Easily integrate annotations
Highlight text within a document online as you do with print materials, improving productivity and enabling you to easily find relevant text. Type and attach your own personal research notes on a document for future reference, or make a note to yourself to follow up on later. In addition, you can choose to include your annotations or omit them for a clean copy when you download or email documents to yourself, staff or clients.
Smart Case Alerts
Alerts are the ideal way for you to stay informed on just about everything happening in the legal market. And because you’re in control of the content there won’t be any spam. Sit back and let cases come to you.
Once you have found the information that you need simply print, download or email it at your convenience. The optimised sharing function is available on all documents and search results in all sections of Westlaw.
Determine good law
Be the expert your clients need you to be and easily confirm the currency and good law status of cases, statutes, regulations, or administrative decisions with the Westlaw Citator. The Citator feature brings forth the qualitative aspects of cases and statutes. Our Citator indicates whether or not the law in a particular case has been followed, modified, or overruled in subsequent cases.
Westlaw is a much more in depth and practical tool for the modern lawyer than any other product on the market that I have used previously.