Localaw UK, the legal research service designed to suit the needs of those working in the local government sector, is no longer being updated in its present format. It will be shut down at the end of November 2012. Joanne wrote a blog post about the resources in Localaw moving to Westlaw in the Library Blog for Researchers in September. Unfortunately we will not be subscribing to this service in Westlaw.
The good news is that many of the Localaw resources can be found elsewhere. We still subscribe to the Encyclopedia of Planning Law and Practice in paper format, and you can find it in Jordanstown at 346.42045/ENC. Lexis Library has a very useful section called Encyclopedia of Forms and Precedents which can be found in the ‘My Bookshelf’ area on the front page. It has volumes on:
- Health and Safety at Work
- Landlord and Tenant
- Local Government and Rating
- Town and Counry Planning
and much more besides. It is updated monthly.
In addition, you will find other interesting sources of information in Lexis Library. If you have any queries about Localaw or Lexis, please do not hesitate to contact me.
To add a footnote to this post, from the end of November 2012, the Localaw UK service has been terminated.