May 5, 2016

Thomson Reuters Practical Law Canada Announces New Law Department Service for In-House Counsel, as well as four New Practice Area Modules

New offerings significantly broaden the scope of Practical Law Canada

TORONTO – Thomson Reuters Practical Law Canada continues to expand its coverage with the addition of a Law Department service specifically for in-house counsel, and four new practice area modules for transactional, litigation and in-house counsel lawyers.

“We’re proud to offer more practice-focused legal resources that will transform the way in-house counsel, litigators and business lawyers in small and large organizations work,” said Neil Sternthal, managing director of Canada, Australia & New Zealand for the Legal business of Thomson Reuters. “Practical Law will accelerate the delivery of expert legal services and help customers develop talent, as well as increase their impact and efficiency.”

Practical Law’s new Law Department service module gives in-house counsel access to hundreds of Practical Law Canada’s know-how resources across a broad array of practice areas. With Law Department’s new landing page, in-house counsel can quickly access topical practice areas, custom legal updates, Practical Law What’s Market, and in-house resource centres, such as the new Corporate Secretary Centre. 

Offered under the Law Department service, the Employment module provides practical information, templates and forms on topics such as general employment, hiring and promotions, minimum standards and termination, all specifically for in-house counsel. It also includes a collection of standard clauses, standard documents and practice notes to assist counsel in drafting employment-related confidentiality, restrictive covenants and intellectual property rights agreements.

Practical Law’s new Commercial Transactions module offers a robust collection of commercial law resources that provide in depth coverage of commercial law topics, ranging from confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements to more than 100 standard commercial clauses, as well as resources dealing with the sale of goods and services, all supported by detailed practical guidance from the business’s dedicated team of experienced practitioners.

The new Corporate and Commercial Litigation module helps the commercial litigator navigate the procedural complexities of business litigation and quickly and thoroughly achieve the right level of insight into the substantive law of corporate and commercial transactions. An ever-growing suite covers basic topics like contract and shareholder disputes and remedies, as well as specialty topics, such as class actions, franchise litigation and construction litigation.  Also covered in detail are critical procedural topics like e-discovery, experts (witnesses) and trial (skills/practices/guidance).

The new Finance module features detailed precedents and straightforward guidance related to corporate and commercial lending, commercial real estate financing, taking security in collateral, guarantees, as well as opinions on certificated securities, securities entitlements, general and limited partnerships, trusts, conflict of laws, advisories and other schedules to a transactional opinion.

Practical Law Canada will continue to expand over time and, as always, be maintained by its dedicated lawyer-editor teams to the highest standard of currency. Practical Law Canada’s lawyer-editors form the heart of the service, bringing extensive practice experience from leading law firms and law departments. They create, cross-check and continuously update Practical Law Canada resources to keep lawyers and in-house counsel up to date with the latest legal, regulatory and practice developments.

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