Finance (No.2) Act 2015

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The Finance (No.2) Act 2015 is now on Westlaw UK with all amendments and commencement information.

Westlaw UK aims “to publish all new legislation the morning after publication, with new amendments highlighted within 48 hours. Case digests are written for the most influential cases on the day the judgment is delivered, with Status Icons of all the affected cases updated within 24 hours.”

Elaine Shallcross
Information Consultant, Law & Business

LexisNexis announces upgrade to Lexis®Library

LexisNexis logoSubject to a successful release, a number of ‘cosmetic’ changes to Lexis®Library take effect on
Saturday 5th December.

LexisNexis have reported the following improvements to Lexis®Library:

  • A more intuitive search experience.The Explore search box moves to the heart of the homepage and includes content filters.
  • A tidier, bigger, better display of results. Single results list opens up the page, with filtering in one place and the option to deliver multiple documents.
  • The option to search across ALL subscribed UK legal content. In one place for the first time, including both Lexis®Library and LexisPSL content included in the search results.
  • Glossary searches move to the home page. Get quick access to over 3,300 legal terms.”

Please see the new Academic User Guide for updated product guidance.

Staff at the Help Desk in the Taylor Library are happy to help with any questions regarding the changes to Lexis®Library.

Elaine Shallcross
Information Consultant, Law & Business

New platform launched for Westlaw International materials

Thomson Reuters have announced the launch of a neater, more user-friendly platform called WestlawNext to replace its Westlaw International service.

To use the new service look for the ‘International Materials’ link in the Services menu on Westlaw UK.


The new platform will be available alongside the original Westlaw International service until 18 December 2015, when the ‘Westlaw International’ link will be turned off.

Training materials are available from Thomson Reuters:

If you have any questions about the new platform please contact the Taylor Library or Elaine Shallcross.

Elaine Shallcross
Information Consultant for Law and Business

Institute of Advanced Legal Studies: New guide to Nigerian legal resources

IALS_logoPreviously, we told you about the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies library membership and the useful Current Legal Research Topics Database.

Today we would like to draw your attention to the brand new library guide on Nigerian legal resources, published on the IALS website.

The guide is free and highlights official sources of law in Nigeria, including material physically held in the IALS library and material freely accessible online. The guide aims to help researchers by offering an overview of the key Nigerian law resources.

If you have any questions, please email us at

Have a good week,

Eleni Borompoka
Senior Information Assistant
Taylor Library and EDC

IMPORTANT PRODUCT ANNOUNCEMENT, Westlaw UK: The White Book 2015 – erratum

The Westlaw UK team has reported errors in Volume 1 of the White Book 2015 published 30 March in print, eBook and on Westlaw UK.

“Changes to Part 6 (Rules 6.31 and 6.33) and Part 74 (in particular Rules 74.4A and 74.7B) made as a result of the Civil Procedure (Amendment no. 7) Rules 2014 (SI 2014/2948) were not included correctly and we apologise sincerely for any inconvenience caused. The team is working hard to remedy this and the current status is as follows:

The White Book on Westlaw UK
Part 6 corrections (Rules 6.31 & 6.33) were uploaded yesterday 1 April, 2015.
Part 74 corrections (Rules 74.4A & 74.7B) will have been loaded by the end of 2 April, 2015.

The White Book eBook on ProView
Part 6 corrections are live.
Part 74 corrections are currently being fixed yet may take up to two working days to appear on ProView.

The White Book In Print
All corrections will be addressed in an erratum, the Second Supplement and Civil Procedure News. The First Supplement, publishing in print 7 April regrettably will not include the corrections and all customers will also receive a notification with their First Supplement confirming this.

We will send you a further update Tuesday 7 April to confirm the changes on Westlaw UK and on ProView.

Should you have any questions in the meantime please contact the Westlaw UK Customer Support team on 0800 028 2200 or by email at

Once again, please accept our sincere apologies for this.

The White Book and Westlaw UK team”

Elaine Shallcross
Information Consultant, Law & Business

HeinOnline: New titles added to the Scottish Legal History Collection

HOL_fullcolorIn March 2015 HeinOnline added nine new titles to their Scottish Legal History collection:

  • Erskine, J. Institute of the Law of Scotland in Four Books: In the Order of Sir George Mackenzie’s Institutions of That Law, 2v. Edinburgh: Printed for John Bell, 1773.
  • Stair, JD. Institutions of the Law of Scotland, Deduced from Its Originals, and Collated with the Civil, Canon, and Feudal Laws, and with the Customs of Neighbouring Nations. 1v. Edinburgh: Printed by the heir of Andrew Anderson, 1693 2nd ed., rev., corr., and much enl.
  • Forbes, W. Methodical Treatise concerning Bills of Exchange. 1v. Edinburgh: Printed by John Mosman, 1718 2nd ed., corr., enl.
  • Adam, W. Practical Treatise and Observations on Trial by Jury in Civil Causes, as Now Incorporated with the Jurisdiction of the Court of Session. 1v. Edinburgh: Thomas Clark, 1836.
  • Summary View of the Feudal Law, with the Differences of the Scots Law from it; together with a Dictionary of Select Terms of the Scots and English Law. 1v. Edinburgh: s.n., 1710.
  • Forbes, W. Treatise of Church-Lands & Tithes: In Two Parts. 1v. Edinburgh: Printed by the heirs and successors of Andrew Anderson, 1705.
  • Bell, R. Treatise on the Election Laws, as They Relate to the Representation of Scotland, in the Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. 1v. Edinburgh: Printed by George Ramsay and Co. for Archibald Constable, 1812.
  • Connell, J. Treatise on the Law of Scotland, Respecting the Erection, Union, and Disjunction of Parishes; the Manses and Glebes of the Parochial Clergy, and the Patronage of Churches. 1v. Edinburgh: Printed for Peter Hill and Co., 1818.
  • Burnett, J. Treatise on Various Branches of the Criminal Law of Scotland. 1v. Edinburgh: Printed by George Ramsay and Co. for Archibald Constable, 1811.

A full list of new titles added to HeinOnline in March 2015 is available here.

Elaine Shallcross
Information Consultant, Law and Business

HeinOnline Tips and Tricks: Dropbox

HOL_fullcolorDid you know that HeinOnline has recently added the ability to download PDFs from the database directly into your Dropbox Account?

Dropbox is a document storage solution that makes it simple to save all of your photos, videos, and files in one convenient place.

Dropbox lets you:

  • Get to all your files from any computer, tablet, or phone
  • Share documents, photos and entire folders easily
  • Restore all of your files, even if your computer ‘melts down’

More information on this new feature is found here.

Elaine Shallcross
Information Consultant, Law and Business

Isle of Man Legislation website is better than ever

For anyone wishing to look up Isle of Man legislation you may find the recent upgrade to the website of interest.

The Attorney General’s Chambers in the Isle of Man has announced the launch of the latest upgrade to the Isle of Man Legislation website. The new version is fully operational with effect from 16 March 2015. Included below is further information supplied by the Isle of Man Legislation Website Administrator, Jayne Hubble.

“The Isle of Man Legislation website provides free, open access to all current Acts of Tynwald consolidated to show all amendments. Their target is to publish the current Acts showing all amendments consolidated to the beginning of the previous month.

The upgraded site has a more modern appearance and has been optimised for smart phone and tablet compatibility. Other features of the upgraded site include:

  • Current Acts presented alphabetically or by subject
  • A point in time function allowing previous versions of Acts to be viewed
  • Table of changes made to Acts showing the source of amendments and the date they came into effect
  • All Acts published “as enacted” since 2001
  • All Acts repealed since September 2012
  • Improved search facility

There are also links to:

  • Current Isle of Man Orders in Council
  • Secondary Legislation
  • Social Security LegislationFuture improvements include the publication of Appointed Day Orders.”

Any queries concerning the website should be addressed to:
Jayne Hubble (Legislation Website Administrator)
Telephone: 01624 685452


Elaine Shallcross
Information Consultant, Law and Business


Westlaw logoWestlaw UK are planning a system outage to undertake essential maintenance, during which time the service will be unavailable.

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

Although Westlaw UK has planned this system outage during a typical period of low usage, they would like to apologise for the inconvenience this may cause to users.

Elaine Shallcross
Information Consultant, Law and Business