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If you want a concise overview of a legal topic in 2010, then start your research here.
This is a great online resource for trainees and practitioners because the summaries are short and succinct. "Halsbury’s Laws Annual Abridgment” summarises the main legal developments in each year by topic. Written by Halsbury’s Laws editors, it contains short summaries of case law (English and European), Acts of Parliament (including the Welsh National Assembly) and Statutory Instruments.
The source is easily arranged into topics e.g. Arbitration, Competition, Inheritance taxation, Planning and includes a more granular index to help you locate exactly which part of a topic may interest you. The annual abridgment also contains links to relevant journal articles where a change of the law has been discussed in order to give you the wider picture on a subject. Full Acts, SIs and cases are also linked from within this content.
To easily locate this source, type “Halsbury's Laws Annual Abridgment” into the Find a Source box in the blue Quick Find on the legal homepage or practice area pages.
LexisLibrary and LexisPSL are totally compatible with Apple Ipads so you can keep up-to-date on the go with ease. Also, watch this space too for the launch of two new mobile applications by the end of the year.
International Legal News and the International Legal Newspaper Index are two brand new current awareness sources. These sources are designed to keep you up-to-date with the latest legal and regulatory developments from around the world across a range of industries including; Legal Services, Banking and Finance, Insurance, Energy and Natural Resources, Infrastructure, Transport, Construction, IT & Telco, Health, Pharmaceutical, Media and Publishing, Retail, Food and Beverages.
International Legal News contains international materials sourced from regulatory bodies around the globe and is updated throughout the day. Each item includes a summary of key points alongside external links to the original source document and the purpose is to help you remain informed and current with international developments in your field of expertise. International Legal News also contains global client alerts on a variety of practice areas and country updates from Baker & McKenzie.
International Legal Newspaper Index (for Nexis subscribers only) contains summaries of newspaper articles from a number of UK and international broadsheets with links to the full articles. Specialist editors monitor the newspapers each morning for relevant content and publish summaries on LexisLibrary by 11am GMT. Well established newspapers including the Financial Times, the Independent, The Times, The Scotsman, Irish Times, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Japan Times and the South China Post are covered.
Content from International Legal News and the International Legal Newspaper Index can now appear in your daily LexisLibrary email alert if you wish so please remember to update your alert settings in order to make the most of these new sources.
How to add International Legal News or International Legal Newspaper Index to an existing alert
Follow the instructions to add the alert to International Legal News or International Legal Newspaper Index.
Click on the My Research tab > Select the Alerts tab> Select Updates tab.
The Updates page will list all the alerts you currently have set up. Click on the “Edit” link beside the alert that you want to add this new source to. You will be taken to the “Select Content” stage of the Alerts Wizard. At this point you should scroll down the Sources box and click the check box marked “International Legal News” or “International Legal Newspaper Index”. If you have selected “All Subscribed Current Awareness” you won’t need to specifically set “International Legal News or International Legal Newspaper Index”, just reconfirm and save your existing alert.
Setting up a new Alert to include International Legal News or International Legal Newspaper Index
Click on the My Research tab > Select the Alerts tab> Select Updates tab > create a new update by clicking on the “Update Wizard” link.
On the Alerts Updates page click on the “Update Wizard” link to set up a new alert. This lands you in the “Select Content” page of the Alerts Wizard where you can choose the news sources, including “International Legal News” or “International Legal Newspaper Index”, as well as the topics and jurisdictions you want to be included in your email alert. On the next page you select the alert Frequency options. On the next page you decide the Delivery options including which address to send the alert to and in what format and on the final page you give your new alert a name (This name will also appear in the emails you receive from the service) then click “Save”. A confirmation will then appear to show you that your alert has been successfully saved.