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

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


New Tip of the Day Service

TipWe are delighted to introduce a new service to help you make the most of the resources and services at Taylor Library. The ‘Tip of the Day’ service will be launched before the start of the next exam period.

From the middle of April, we will deliver useful tips to you regarding:

  • Library services
  • Legal databases
  • Other online resources (e-books, e-journals)
  • Official publications
  • Technical support
  • And much, much more…

We hope you will find this daily service advantageous for your study and research.


Taylor Library& EDC Team

Closing down of the PreLex website


As of 15 December 2014, PreLex, the website for EU legislative procedures and decision-making processes between institutions, is closed. The information is now available on the EUR-Lex website, under the ‘Legislative procedures’ tab. EUR-Lex is thus the single access point to all legal acts, including their whole life cycle from the very first proposal up to publication. If you have any links or bookmarks, please update them.

Tax Foundation Archive now available on HeinOnline

HeinOnline have added new content:

“The complete archive of the publications of the Tax Foundation are now available in an easy-to-use, fully searchable format in HeinOnline. The Tax Foundation, founded in 1937, collects data and publishes research studies on tax policies at both the [US] federal and state levels. Many of the titles that are now readily available and easily accessible in HeinOnline have long been out-of-print, and others are still being published today. [Particularly useful] for researchers interested in taxation, fiscal policy, and finance.”

To view the content open the Catalog Search tab on HeinOnline and search for Tax Foundation.

Elaine Shallcross

Permanent links to sources in HeinOnline save time and effort

HeinOnline has created permanent links to its libraries, individual titles, and even to pages in documents to help make research and referencing more efficient.

Creating a link to a library



  1. Go to the HeinOnline Welcome Screen and right-click on the collection from the list of subscribed libraries.
  2. Depending on the web browser you use, choose one of the following options:

    Copy Link Location in Firefox
    Copy Shortcut in Internet Explorer
    Copy Link Address in Chrome
    Copy Link in Safari

  3. Paste the link accordingly.

Creating a link to a title



It’s possible to obtain a URL from several different places but, from any of the following locations, simply right-click on the title and choose the appropriate link copying tool for your web browser (as outlined above):

  1. Do a Catalog Search for particular journal, e.g. Yale Law Journal, and right-click on the title from the result to obtain the link.
  2. Browse the alphabetical list of titles available from any collection’s homepage, and right-click on the title to obtain the link.
  3. If you already have the title open, right-click on the title name from the navigation trail.

Creating a link to a specific page



  1. To obtain a permalink for a specific page use the Permalink button located in the toolbar above an open document. 
  2. A box will open from which you can copy and paste the full URL.
  3. NOTE: it is possible to do this for any page in HeinOnline.

Elaine Shallcross

Five Emerald Publishing journals discontinued on Westlaw UK

Westlaw UK have  announced that, from 28 March 2014, five journals published by Emerald Publishing and currently accessible as part of the core Westlaw UK subscription, will no longer be available in full-text format.

The five affected journals will continue to be featured in the Legal Journals Index on Westlaw UK but, from 28 March 2014, the full-text of archived and new issues will no longer be available.

The following titles will be discontinued:

  • Journal of Financial Crime
  • International Journal of Law in the Built Environment
  • Journal of Financial Regulation and Compliance
  • Journal of Money Laundering Control
  • Journal of International Trade Law and Policy

The following Emerald journal title will remain on Westlaw UK in full-text:

  • International Journal of Law and Management

Elaine Shallcross
Information Consultant, Law