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This LibGuide was last substantively updated:

On: June 15, 2023

At: 5:26 PM

By: Jean Davis

U.K. Legal News

News Now: UK Law culls U.K. legal news from thousands of websites.
Lexis+ > Go to Lexis+ > click left-frame option: Legal News Hub.  Click: the three horizontal lines near the top right of the screen > click: All Sections to view a menu > near the bottom of the menu, click: UK.  BLS researchers can select these Law360 UK topics:
Commercial Litigation, Corporate Crime & Compliance, Financial Services, Insurance, Pulse (= news about the business of law and regulation of the legal industry) and Transactions.

Tip: At subscription UK, it appears that BLS researchers can only access "Top Stories."  Use Lexis+ Legal News Hub access instructions described above to obtain the text of additional Law360 UK legal news stories/analysis.

Westlaw database: United Kingdom Current Awareness describes legal and regulatory developments in the U.K.  Searchable.  BLS researchers also can select narrower databases:
Agriculture, Bills, Cases, Communications/Media/IT, Company/Commercial, Constitutional & Administrative Law, Corporate Business Highlights, Criminal Justice, Damages, Employment, European Union, Family/Social Welfare, Finance & Banking, Human Rights, Human Rights Highlights, Immigration, Insolvency, Intellectual Property/Communications Media Highlights, International Law, Landlord & Tenant, Legal Profession, Legislation, Litigation Highlights, Local Government, Newspapers & Journals, Planning & Environment, Private Client, Property, Scots Law, Shipping, Tax, Torts, Transportation, Utilities & Industries and Official Publications & Press Releases.

Additional database: From > click link at top of screen: Westlaw, TWEN, Practical Law... > in pull-down menu, select: Westlaw UK Edge (which links to Westlaw Edge UK).

Tab: Current Awareness pull-down menu links to:

Current Awareness Search, Most recently added and Best of the last 5 days.

Thomson Reuters Practical Law: UK Home > Legal Updates  Searchable.  BLS researchers also can select a specific practice area.

Selected European and U.K. News Sources

Lexis+ > Go to Lexis+ > Explore Content: News > International by Geography > Europe.  Post-search filters support narrowing results by subjects and sources.   
Lexis+ > Go to Lexis+ > Explore Content: News > International by Country and Region > England & Wales or United Kingdom
Scan headlines at The Times (London).  BLS researchers can find the text of many stories published in The Times (London), including today's stories, through path: Lexis+ > Go to Lexis+ > type in search box: the times london > click: The Times (London)  To view the most recent stories, click here.
Also, BLS students, faculty and administrators can create their own accounts in (= Financial Times).  To register for an account, follow the link to register in BLS Library's SARA catalog record for 

Subscription Legal News Sources w/ Selected Coverage of U.K. Legal Dev's.