Excellent choice of practical guidance for many areas of law
May 27, 2021

Excellent choice of practical guidance for many areas of law

Rajiv Chidambaram, BE, MBA | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Thomson Reuters Practical Law

Practical Law is used by our legal department to access precedents, decisions and other legal resources for both our internal and external needs. Having access to a resource like Practical Law gives our legal team the confidence that we are using updated forms, checklists to ensure we are compliant and providing value to our organizations.

Pros

  • Real decisions from the courts
  • Practical guidance from top practitioners
  • Updated forms for different practice areas
  • Overall solid coverage for my legal needs

Cons

  • Navigation can get tricky with some scenarios
  • Some of the features can be offered for free as opposed to paid
  • Sometimes there are precedents and forms that are not updated
  • Checklists
  • Toolkits
  • Practice Notes
  • Expert Commentary
  • Able to efficiently work on more files
  • Get up to speed on new topics
  • Better help cross-functional departments with more diverse issues
Lexis Practice Advisor is an excellent alternative - but Practical Law has more comprehensive coverage of topics and practice areas - as well as more frequent updates to tools and checklists. Also, Practice Law integrates well with WestLaw which is great for having all the legal research and files centralized.

Do you think Thomson Reuters Practical Law delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Thomson Reuters Practical Law's feature set?

Yes

Did Thomson Reuters Practical Law live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Thomson Reuters Practical Law go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Thomson Reuters Practical Law again?

Yes

PracticalLaw offers excellent Practice Notes, Checklists, Precedents, and Toolkits for a variety of practice areas - which is very helpful to in-house counsel and law clerks that are working on files across different practice areas.

Less appropriate when there are already many resources available to me to help in drafting documents - then there is not much use to look up PLC.

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