New Opportunity for Law Students!

Thomson Reuters is offering the opportunity for a student of RGU’s Law School to become a Westlaw Student Representative for Academic Year 2020/21.

The following is a transcript of the details provided by Thomson Reuters:

What will you be doing?

– Encouraging more effective use of Thomson Reuters Legal Services such as Westlaw UK, eBooks and legal know-how. Running and promoting training sessions and competitions.

– Working with Thomson Reuters, Law Librarians and other key members of staff to schedule hands-on training sessions online and on-campus at your institution.

To be eligible to apply:

You must be studying a Law Degree full time during the 2020/21 academic year at the institution that you are applying for.


We pay our Student Representatives a Fixed Fee of up to £180 per month during term time to deliver a set number of tasks. We expect these tasks to take an average of 5 hours per week.

To Apply:

Simply follow the below link and complete the form!

Closing Date – Friday 26th June

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate in contacting us at

Information courtesy of Thomson Reuters

As stated above, please complete the linked form by Friday 26th June 2020 to be considered for the position.

Good luck!

Westlaw eBook problems resolved

Over the last few months we have experienced problems with access to eBooks on the Westlaw platform. We have essentially been able to access titles that were not part of our subscription; more information about the problem can be seen here.

We are pleased to report that these problems have now been resolved and the eBooks accessible on the platform are the ones included within our subscription.

You can see a list of what titles are available to access here: Westlaw eBooks for RGU students and staff.

Westlaw – problems with eBook access – December update

Throughout this semester we have had a range of problems with accessing eBooks on Westlaw. Essentially these problems mean that we have been able to access books that are not part of our subscription. More information can be seen in the previous posts.

Unfortunately we have to report that these problems are still in place. While most of the issues have been resolved we are still getting access to 16 titles that we should not have access to, these titles are:

Comparative Law of Security Interests and Title Finance, 3rd Ed.
Conflict of Laws and International Finance, 2nd Ed.
Construction Professional Indemnity Insurance, 1st Ed.
Costs & Funding following the Civil Justice Reforms: Questions & Answers 5th Ed.
Cousins: The Law of Mortgages, 4th Ed.
Illegality and Public Policy, 4th Ed.
Inheritance Act Claims, 4th Ed.
International Insolvency: Jurisdictions of the World, 1st Ed.
International Loans, Bonds, Guarantees, Legal Opinions, 3rd Ed.
Muir Watt & Moss: Agricultural Holdings, 15th Ed.
Principles of International Insolvency, 3rd Ed.
Project Finance, Securitisations, Subordinated Debt, 3rd Ed.
Regulation of International Finance, 2nd Ed.
Renton & Brown’s Statutory Offences
Security Interests and Title Finance: Jurisdictions of the World, 1st Ed.
Set-Off and Netting, Derivatives, Clearing Systems, 3rd Ed.

The company is still working on a resolution and access to these titles will be removed as soon as a resolution is found.

Westlaw – problems with eBook access – update

At the start of the semester we reported that there were problems with the eBooks on the Westlaw platform. These problems have continued over the last few weeks and meant that we were able to access over 200 eBooks on Westlaw that were not part of our subscription i.e. that we should not have had access to.

We have now had notification from Thomson Reuters that a fix has been applied to the platform and we can report that the problem has been partially resolved with access to a large number of eBooks that are not part of our subscription having been removed.

However a few problems do remain. We have lost access to the following titles we should be able to access:

Archbold Criminal Pleading Evidence and Practice

IDS Employment Law Cases

Sentencing Referencer

And still have access to a few titles that we should not be able to access:

Construction Professional Indemnity Insurance

Costs & Funding following the Civil Justice Reforms: Questions & Answers

Illegality and Public Policy

Inheritance Act Claims

Muir Watt & Moss: Agricultural Holdings

Renton & Brown’s Statutory Offences

We have reported this and will update further once we have heard back from the company.