Great dissenters agree on value of Australian legal encyclopaedia

Great dissenters agree on value of Australian legal encyclopaedia

Two former High Court judges joined recent celebrations marking the 21st anniversary of publication of The Laws of Australia, Australia’s own legal encylopaedia. While on the bench, Justice Michael Kirby and Justice Dyson Heydon sat at opposite ends of the spectrum concerning judicial activism. They each independently earned the title of “great dissenter” to reflect ...more

Meet our editors: Introducing Penny Vlahogiannis from The Laws of Australia team

Meet our editors: Introducing Penny Vlahogiannis from The Laws of Australia team

The Laws of Australia, Thomson Reuters’ legal encyclopaedia, is edited by a team of legally trained editors here in our Pyrmont, Sydney office. Today we talk to Legal Editor Penny Vlahogiannis about her legal studies, work background, and experiences working on The Laws of Australia. How long have you worked at The Laws of Australia? ...more

Westlaw AU - New Look Online Help

Westlaw AU – New Look Online Help

We are pleased to advise the Westlaw AU online help has a fresh new look and feel. The site now features: A fresh new look and feel which is mobile responsive. The Westlaw AU left hand menu provides quick access to content replacing the tabs. We have added a search option to enable you to ...more

FirstPoint Record Guide

FirstPoint Record Guide

  New Material added to the Help/Training & Support Pages for Westlaw AU! The FirstPoint Record Guide is a great addition to the existing Cases help material. This guide gives a simple breakdown of the FirstPoint record, including visual references to the main sections of the FirstPoint record and how they can help you in your research. ...more

Introducing Your Local "Laws of Australia" Team

Introducing Your Local “Laws of Australia” Team

Since its first publication in 1993, The Laws of Australia (TLA) legal encyclopaedia has become the staple reference tool of legal practitioners, academics and students. Teams of editors have contributed over the years to make TLA the well-respected publication it is today. As this year marks TLA’s 21st Birthday, we thought you might like to ...more

Checkpoint Webinar Training

Checkpoint Webinar Training

To support the release of Checkpoint, our new tax and accounting platform we have scheduled live webinar training sessions.  These sessions cover the essential research and navigation skills required to get you started ensuring you gain the most from your subscriptions. Why not join us for an interactive online training session today!  Choose from the below session times and click ...more

Westlaw AU Webinar Training - Available Now

Westlaw AU Webinar Training – Available Now

 Join us for an interactive online training session covering the essential research and navigation skills to get you started on Westlaw AU. Choose from the below session times and click to register. We will contact you with confirmation of your online training session. For information on Webex Basics or How to Join a Webex click the ...more

Optimise the Online Insider - Alerting

Optimise the Online Insider – Alerting

If you want article alerts same day or if you want to narrow the focus of your alerting you can do so with the Online Insider. As a subscriber you will receive a monthly update of everything happening on the Online Insider via email. You may be receiving these emails already. If not click here to find out how ...more

Optimize Your Online Insider Experience - Categories, Tags & Saved Searches

Optimize Your Online Insider Experience – Categories, Tags & Saved Searches

Categories & Tags help you narrow information on the Online Insider down to just what you are looking for. The sites search box allows you to go directly to the articles that contain your search term, but if you prefer to browse through everything available in a certain subject area you can do this by using the ...more

The Laws of Australia Updates March 2015

The following Subtitles were updated in March 2015 and are now available on Westlaw AU: Bankruptcy 3.9 “Property of the Estate” Updated by Ben McEniery, Barrister-at-Law, Supreme Court of Queensland; Barrister-at-Law, Roma Mitchell Chambers; Senior Lecturer, Queensland University of Technology This Subtitle examines the law relating to the determination of what property of a bankrupt is ...more

Alert24 Email Delivery Issue (Resolved)

We are currently experiencing issues with the delivery of Alert24 emails. Some subscribers may not have received their email alerts this morning as scheduled. We are investigating the cause and are working to get the delayed emails out as soon as possible. We apologise for the inconvenience. Status Update 18/3/14: We continue to work through this ...more

Private but Not Personal: “Divisible Property” in Bankruptcy – Updated Commentary in TLA

Private but Not Personal: “Divisible Property” in Bankruptcy – Updated Commentary in TLA

Bankruptcy law provides for a bankrupt’s property being vested in the trustee in bankruptcy, who may take possession of the property, sell it, and distribute the proceeds of a sale to the bankrupt’s creditors. Property that can be distributed in this way is called “divisible property”. Not all property is available for distribution to creditors, ...more

Qld govt likely to scrap workers comp thresholds: Kehoe

Qld govt likely to scrap workers comp thresholds: Kehoe

Michael Kehoe is a barrister and the co-author of the Workers Compensation Law Manual Queensland. He has previously worked with WorkCover, Qld. In the wake of new government in Qld, Michael discusses what changes could be expected to the workers compensation scheme in the state in the near future. With the new Labor government at ...more

Anna Parker aboard Family Law

Anna Parker aboard Family Law

We are very excited to welcome Anna Parker on board Dickey’s Family Law with Legislation service. Anna is a Partner at Nicholes Family Lawyers, Melbourne. Anna holds BA (Hons), LLB (Hons) degrees and has dual accreditation in Family Law and Children’s Law from the Law Institute of Victoria. Here, we talk to Anna about different facets of ...more