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Go beyond primary law and traditional legal research

Thomson Reuters Practical Law is an online legal intelligence service designed to meet the needs of the busy practitioner. Our leading legal know-how goes beyond primary law and traditional legal research and our expert lawyer-editors have significant experience working in the world’s leading law firms, companies, and public sector organisations. 

We provide standard documents, checklists, legal updates, how-to guides, as well as an unparalleled combination of regional and international content presented using state-of-the-art technology and maintained by our 230+ expert attorney-editors.

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Practical Law Sectors, new to Practical Law

Introducing Thomson Reuters Practical Law Sectors, our latest addition to Practical Law to give you the tools and knowledge to provide commercially relevant legal advice across multiple sectors. Sectors include: Energy, Financial Institutions, Life Sciences, Technology, Media & Telecoms

Sara Catley, Director of In-house Editorial at Thomson Reuters, and project lead for Sectors, gives some insight into the Sectors offering and why this is such a welcome development on Practical Law.

Introduction to Practical Law Sectors

Reasons to rely on Practical Law


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Trusted by 85% of the Am Law 200 and hundreds of mid-sized firms.


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With Practical Law you can

Get real-world insight and resources

Whether your legal agreement involves antitrust, bankruptcy, real estate, employment law, IP, or any one of the many other featured practice areas, starting with Practical Law will give you confidence that you are including and addressing key issues in your agreement.

Dive deep into legal issues

Get comprehensive explanation of aspects of law or transactions with practice notes from Practical Law. From broad overviews to focused explorations, practice notes can help you get up to speed quickly.

Get a concise view of key legal considerations

Presented in the form of timelines, flowcharts, tables, decision trees, and lists of issues, our legal checklists are created and continually maintained by our team of over 230 attorney-editors.

Improve response time

Cut down the time you spend researching with our straightforward how-to-guides. Practical Law offers clear explanations of current law and practice, so you can respond with speed and confidence.

Increase efficiency

Give yourself a head-start on contracts, agreements, and clauses with Practical Law. With coverage across business-related practice areas and beyond, our standard documents and clauses provide real-world applicability with insight from experts.

Get up-to-date resources covering all major practice areas created and maintained by our 280+ expert attorney-editors.

  • Antitrust
  • Bankruptcy and restructuring
  • Capital markets and corporate governance
  • Financial services
  • Intellectual property and technology
  • International arbitration
  • Labor and employment
  • Real estate

Learn why law firms are choosing Thomson Reuters Practical Law