Thomson Reuters Adds UK Supreme Court Dockets to Westlaw

Legal researchers now have access to real-time updates on Westlaw, which replaces the time-consuming taks of scouring the UK Supreme Cpirt website and adds expert editorial case analysis and content sets unique to Westlaw UK.

With the addition of UK Supreme Court Dockets on Westlaw, legal researchers will have easier access to High Court and Supreme Court proceedings, integrated with Westlaw capabilities that improve their workflow and enable them to operate more efficiently.

A docket, a record of litigation events as a case goes through the courts, starts when a claim is filed and records each procedural step until judgment. Dockets show what cases are happening, their status, who the parties and representatives are, and next steps. The UK Supreme Court’s docket system contains information about cases – both decided and current – that have been filed at the court since 2009, when the Supreme Court replaced the Appellate Committee of the House of Lords as the highest UK court. Thomson Reuters added the UK Supreme Court Dockets to Westlaw UK in response to customers’ requests.

Specifically, the UK Supreme Court Dockets enable users to easily search for new and ongoing litigation via the case’s status, party name, and filed date; create daily alerts on new litigation, specific courts or parties, and other information; track individual dockets and be alerted to any changes; link from the docket to expert case analysis and content sets on Westlaw UK, including Practical Law, to easily understand the complete litigation picture.

Expanding coverage of the UK court system is a significant enhancement and the latest in a series of Westlaw developments, including the launch of Westlaw Precision, which dramatically improves research speed and quality by enabling lawyers to target precisely what they are looking for.

There is no additional subscription cost for UK Supreme Court Dockets. In the United States, UK Supreme Court Dockets are included as part of a dockets subscription.

To learn more, visit the UK Dockets on Westlaw page.