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Provide the most valuable and commercially relevant legal advice across a range of specialist industries.

More effectively tailor your legal advice and gain deep insight into specific industries with Practical Law Sectors.

Whether you are a novice or have extensive experience within a given area, gather the tailored information you need fast with expertly curated content across a broad range of sectors.

Introducing Sectors

Which sectors does Practical Law cover?

Practical Law Sectors brings together cross-practice area coverage for five key business sectors with tailored Reuters News and Westlaw cases, legislation and current awareness.


Keep pace with market and regulatory developments in the energy sector with our content on clean energy, electricity and downstream gas regulation, energy trading and power projects, as well as dedicated materials across the legal spectrum for the oil and gas industry.

Financial Institutions

Navigate this complex sector with dedicated pages for banks and insurers and reinsurers, organised to align with business lines and providing content on legal and market developments as well as a comprehensive gateway to the most relevant resources from across Practical Law.

Heavy Industry

Find the resources you need for construction and infrastructure projects together in one place alongside Reuters News for the industry and Westlaw current awareness.

Life Sciences

Discover dedicated resources for COVID-19, vaccines, Brexit, digital health, clinical trials, drug manufacturing and commercialisation, with an emphasis on regulation, safety, product liability and research and development.

Technology, Media & Telecoms (TMT)

Demystify AI, blockchain and smart contracts, get to grips with the breadth of the media industries and keep up with the fast pace of change in broadband and mobile.

Expertly curated content you can trust

Sector pages offer a wide variety of expertly tailored content in new and familiar formats:

Know your sector

New easy-to-digest sector notes to help interns, trainees, rotating secondees and other novices get to grips with the sector covering basic introductory information such as key terminology and who’s who in the industry.

Reuters News

A continuously updated Reuters News feed tailored to each sector and sub-sector.

Current Awareness

Comprehensive legal current awareness with selected legal updates from across Practical Law and Westlaw.


New videos focusing on key sector issues.


A curated list of leading commentary titles.

Cases & Legislation

Relevant cases, legislation, bills and guidance tailored to each sector and sub-sector.

Task-based browsing

Search resources organised by task to help speed up your workflow.

Key dates calendar

Important dates relevant to your sector at a glance.

Financial Institutions

Sector Spotlight Financial Institutions

As one of the fastest-moving areas of the law, staying up to date with regulatory changes can be a challenge for busy legal professionals. Our banking resources provide a regulatory framework around new transactions as well as practical guidance tailored to asset classes on regulation. In our insurance collection, we have materials on numerous lines of insurance, including political risks and terrorism, motor and energy and new materials on making claims.

Technology, Media & Telecoms

Sector Spotlight TMT

In a world of evolving technology, lawyers working in the Technology, Media and Telecoms (TMT) sector are having to work smarter as companies exploit, manage and monetise their technology and data assets. Our TMT sector includes a range of content in the most cutting-edge areas of TMT such as AI, blockchain and smart contracts.

Life Sciences

Sector Spotlight Life Science

The law surrounding life sciences can play an integral role in bringing products and technology to market as well as protecting patients. In an area of vast complexity, our resources are designed to help you navigate the sector with confidence - with dedicated pages for clinical trials, drug manufacturing, advertising and promotion as well as an emphasis on regulation and research and development.


Sector Spotlight Energy

Keeping up with the pace of market and regulatory developments in the energy sector is a big challenge for both regulatory and transactional lawyers. Our content has been put together to cover key areas within the energy industry such as power and gas regulation, energy trading and power projects, as well as materials on upstream contracts to assist lawyers working in multiple jurisdictions.

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