Thomson Reuters online legal search service Lawtel has launched a Pending Actions service that will track key documents and developments to a case submitted to the High Court before a hearing date is fixed.
 
Pending Actions will provide information on the status of a case as it proceeds towards the hearing. The service allows a much more robust and up to date overview of future court cases than had previously been available through online services. Lawtel say it will allow lawyers to rapidly identify forthcoming cases that may be of relevance to their clients or practice area.
 
Pending Actions offers the user the opportunity to search for upcoming cases against an individual company or within a particular area of law. The service also allows searches by court type, covering the Commercial Court, Chancery Division or Queens Bench Division.
Highlights of the service include:

• Searchable data base of pending cases at first instance in the High Court
• Summary of the case being brought
• Pending actions alert – updates on an individual case  will be emailed when the status of an action changes or when key documents are filed such as the acknowledgment of service
• The Defendant’s and Claimant’s legal representatives