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Herbert Smith Freehills' CEO Justin D’Agostino discusses operating in Asia amid its mixed support of LGBTQ equality

The record on LGBTQ equality across Asia is decidedly mixed. While there have been positive signals for LGBTQ equality across the region, there are also some indications that some countries are moving backwards on LGBTQ equality.

According to recent analysis from the Thomson Reuters Foundation, “Thailand and possibly Vietnam might pass marriage equality laws, and potential laws for same-sex partnerships are under consideration by legislatures in Nepal and Japan.” (The Foundation also provided a regioal snapship of LGBTW equality in Asia.)

Read the full article featuring Justin D'Agostino on the Legal Executive Institute's website

This article is part of the Legal Executive Institute's Outspoken: Advancing LGBTQ+ Professionals Initiative.

Thomson Reuters Pride at Work Hong Kong is delighted to support this initiative.

Legal Research Webinars

The Training Specialist Team in Asia offer a range of “complimentary” online legal research training courses.  All courses are delivered as Webinars providing an easy, efficient and safe way to learn. Why not register for one of our training courses today?

TRAINING COURSE DATES – SEPTEMBER 2020

 

Course Title

Course Description

Dates & Registration

Practical Law

The session outlines the steps to conduct legal research on Practical Law UK. Attendees will be able to understand the coverage of content available on Practical Law, navigate different functionalities on the homepage and introduce the Ask function and Meet the Team to understand who creates the resources available.

 

Duration: 60 min.

Course Dates:

Mon, 7th September, 2:00pm – 3:00pm

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Westlaw Asia – Getting Started

This webinar covers the features and functionalities of Westlaw Asia available to the OnePass ID user (My Folders, Client ID, Alerts and more). It will also showcase how to use the different search methods and templates, available to all users, to retrieve relevant results. This will include searching from the Home Page, using content search templates and browsing for content to ascertain the scope of what is being offered.

 

Duration: 45 min

Course Dates:

Wed, 9th September, 10:00am – 10:45am

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ProView – The Essentials

This webinar will demonstrate the essential research skills required to search, browse and retrieve content on ProView. Attendees will be shown the eBook content available for different jurisdictions, create & share content, annotate text within a publication and customise ProView options.

 

Duration: 30 min.

Course Dates:

Wed, 9th  September, 11:00am – 11:30am

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Westlaw Asia – Researching Hong Kong Content

This webinar will outline the steps to conduct legal research for Hong Kong content using Westlaw Asia. Attendees will understand the coverage of Hong Kong content, use different search methods and templates and understand the unique features available for different content (case analysis, legislation analysis and more).

 

Duration: 60 min.

Course Dates:

Wed, 16th September, 2:00pm – 3:00pm

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Westlaw Asia – Terms & Connectors (Beginners’ Workshop)

This beginners workshop covers the various Terms & Connectors on Westlaw Asia and how they operate. Attendees will then proceed to apply Terms & Connectors in an online exercise and understand how to use them in their searches and post-search filters.

 

Duration: 30 min.

Course Dates:

Thu, 17th September, 11:00am – 11:30am

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Navigating Westlaw

This webinar will outline the steps to conduct legal research for the US. Attendees will be shown how to navigate the features and functionalities of Westlaw, understand the wide-ranging content available, how to use Key Numbers to find cases listed under a specific legal issue, conduct a search using WestSearch and navigate results for cases, statutes and court rules.

 

Duration: 45 min.

Course Dates:

Tue, 22nd September, 11:00am – 11:45pm

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Westlaw Asia – Researching United Kingdom Content

This webinar will outline the steps to conduct legal research for United Kingdom content using Westlaw Asia. Attendees will understand the coverage of United Kingdom content available, use different search methods and templates and understand the unique features available for different content (case analysis, legislation analysis and more).

 

Duration: 60 min.

Course Dates:

Fri, 25th September, 1:00pm – 2:00pm

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CONTACT A TRAINER

We value your feedback so if you have a course topic suggestion or would like to contact a Training Specialist to discuss a customised training session, email us at omar.mahmood@thomsonreuters.com  or tracy.tsoi@thomsonreuters.com 

New on Westlaw Asia: Criminal Appeals in Singapore

Criminal Appeals in Singapore now live on Westlaw Asia.

Author Christopher Corns.

Criminal Appeals in Singapore is a comprehensive, practical and authoritative guide to the law and practice of criminal appeals in Singapore. This book provides a step-by-step account of criminal appeals for all the criminal courts in Singapore and includes flow charts for improved usability. The title explains the rights and grounds of appeal against conviction and sentence, and the way in which appeal courts approach the various types and grounds of appeal as well as the various appeal rights of the prosecution. Up to date, leading cases relevant to all of the central principals are discussed and explained ensuring the content is as comprehensive and up-to-date as possible.

The book also focuses on the role and rights of the prosecution in criminal appeals as well as the constitutional importance of criminal appeals in the overall legal system. A detailed historical account of the development of criminal appeals in Singapore is included in addition to a detailed account of criminal appeals from the Courts Martial to the Military Court of Appeal. 

Criminal Appeals in Singapore provides a “one-stop shop” to assist the busy practitioner with all aspects of criminal appeals.

Check out the title on Westlaw Asia now!

Want a printed copy?  Visit Sweet & Maxwell Singapore to order online now!

HONG KONG – COMMENTARY ADDED IN 2020

New titles added on Westlaw Asia under Hong Kong Commentary tab (current as of end July 2020):

  • Company Law: Insolvency 2020
  • Company Law: Practice & Procedure 2020
  • Documentary Evidence in Hong Kong, Second Edition
  • Archbold Hong Kong 2020 Supplement
  • Hong Kong Civil Procedure 2020
  • Hong Kong Civil Procedure Special Release to the 2020 Edition
MALAYSIA – COMMENTARY ADDED IN 2020

New titles added on Westlaw Asia under Malaysia Commentary tab (current as of end July 2020):

  • Digital Copyright Law
  • The Annotated Rules of the Federal Court 1995
  • Malaysian Stamp Duty Handbook (6th edn)
  • Trade Marks Act 2019 with Overview
  • Practice and Procedure of Mediation