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

Meet our editors: Introducing Wade Macquine from The Laws of Australia team

Meet our editors: Introducing Wade Macquine 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 Senior Production Editor, Wade Macquine about his studies, work background, and experiences working on The Laws of Australia. How long have you worked on The Laws of Australia? ...more

Merry Christmas from Thomson Reuters and the Online Insider Team

Merry Christmas from Thomson Reuters and the Online Insider Team

The Online Insider Team would like to wish everyone a great Christmas Break and a Happy New Year. We look forward to bringing you more information about your Thomson Reuters online services in 2014.

New: Family Law Workflows

Family Law Workflows is a new practice solution on Westlaw AU. Its navigation schematics and interactive resources step practitioners through their legal work, maximising time and cost efficient and minimising risk by making processes transparent and consistent. Practitioners who are perhaps not so familiar with family law as well as junior lawyers and their supervisors will find it of benefit to their practice and their business.

Will Somebody Please Save Our Trade Marks from Santa Claus?

In 2013, $10 to 30 billion worth of trademarked presents sat under Australian Christmas trees. Each gift was inscribed with the words “From Santa” in writing that bore a striking similarity to Mum and Dad’s handwriting. This means that last year, Santa and his elf-powered sweatshops manufactured billions of dollars worth of toys, books, DVDs and ...more

Break a Leg, Santa – But Please, Not on Account of Me!

Have you Santa-proofed1 your home this Christmas? This might be the most valuable thing you can do this holiday season, as you may be liable for injury suffered by the jolly old man coming down your chimney. If you want to save Santa a broken bone or two (and find out if you are even ...more