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Knowledge the way you need it

Since launching in 2012, Westlaw NZ has delivered superior online content and research solutions to more than 20,000 users across the country. Offering an unparalleled degree of insight and depth of information, it’s become the go-to legal research tool that New Zealand lawyers count on – and for good reason.

We could tell you about all the bells and whistles but we know that’s easy to dismiss as hype. Instead we’d rather you experienced them for yourselves. Be our guest.

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Case law

Our online case law databases contain over 180,000 individual cases spanning more than 30 topic-themed collections, including reports series, unreported judgments, case summaries and our market-leading online case citator CiteCase.

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Updated everyday in response to legislative change, we offer full-text searchable databases of local public and private Statutes, Legislative Instruments and Bills, all with expertly authored editorial and history notes and links to related cases and commentary.

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Our commentaries cover the full range of legal practice, and feature flagship products bearing some of the best known names in New Zealand law - McGechan on Procedure, Salmon: Environmental Law and Adams on Criminal Law to name but three.

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A to Z of NZ Law

With over 25 key topics available now, A to Z delivers to you expertly penned and detailed analysis from highly respected Thomson Reuters titles, such as The Law of Torts in New Zealand and Civil Remedies in New Zealand, as well as a number of major new topics to be released progressively.

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Our range of over 20 precedents databases spans the full gamut of legal practice from Alternative Dispute Resolution through to Wills and Estates. The collection comprises more than 5,000 expertly drafted precedents and statutory forms, all accompanied by practical commentary, checklists, letter templates and links to our legislation and commentaries products.

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Thomson Reuters online journals portfolio offers you access to a regularly updated index of over 12,000 legal articles, plus the full-text of the journals you subscribe to.

Search by classification, author, date, title and publication to narrow down your results.

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Jay Pierce, Solicitor, Gallaway Cook Allan, Westlaw NZ User
I can't live without it. As a litigator I am expected to find answers and find them quickly. Westlaw NZ has the depth of content, accuracy and currency to meet my needs efficiently. I've learned to rely on, and trust it.JAY PIERCE
Gallaway Cook Allan, Dunedin
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