Westlaw down 12:00 am-6:00 am (GMT) Sunday, 15 March, 2015.

Westlaw are planning a system outage for the Westlaw UK service, allowing for essential maintenance to be undertaken.

The work is scheduled to begin at 12:00 am (GMT) Sunday, 15 March, 2015 in an effort to keep any possible disruption to a minimum. The maintenance will take several hours to complete, during which the Westlaw UK service will be unavailable. The full service is expected to be restored by 6:00 am (GMT) Sunday, 15 March, 2015.

New feature on WESTLAW : ‘Insight’

Insight is a Westlaw service that provides overviews of legal topics written by Westlaw experts. Just click on the Insight button on the top menu,


There are a growing number of overviews, including commercial law, contract law, crime, equity and tort.

The overviews give basic information about the subjects and links to: other articles on specific aspects of the law, key legislation, and cases.

They are well worth checking out as they are regularly updated and provide a quick and easy access to information. By clicking on the star at the top right you can bookmark the overview for easy access.

For more information contact the Learning and Teaching Librarian for Law, Phil Stant.

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Mobile app to Family Law Reports now available


There is now a mobile app for Family Law Reports.  

To download it, you need to visit your app supplier : Apple (iPhone and iPad). Google Play (Android) and download the Family Law Reports app for free.  Once you have installed the app you will need to enter the username and password for BCU, available here. Once activated the full reports archive will be available on your phone. For more details on what is involved, see here.

If you are unable to log in once the app is installed please contact 0117 918 1555 or email sales@familylaw.co.uk.