Oh, we do love a plan when it comes together. Thomson Reuters, which earlier this year acquired PLC, the world’s leading provider of pre-packaged legal know-how resources, has this week expanded the KM portfolio with the launch of Practical Law Family for family lawyers. The new service is available through the recently redesigned PracticalLaw.com website at www.practicallaw.com

Practical Law Family is designed to help family lawyers working in large and small law firms draft documents quickly and advise with confidence. It provides access to a bank of continually maintained standard document precedents, letters and clauses, including pre-nuptial and cohabitation agreements, consent order clauses and editable court forms. 

The Family Law launch also includes an interactive Form E software tool – the interactive Form E financial statement, complete with inbuilt calculators and integrated drafting notes, allows lawyers to import information from their client, or other third parties, and get financial issues underway more quickly.

“The launch of Practical Law Family provides family lawyers with instant access to the legal tools and resources they need every day,” said Emma Wilkins, head of Practical Law Family at Thomson Reuters Legal Solutions UK & Ireland. “It is fully integrated with the Practical Law online UK service and comes loaded with the essential practice specific documents and tools that will likely make it a one-stop shop for busy family law practitioners.”

The Family Law guidance covers a wide range of topics including nuptial agreements and relationship planning through to cohabitation, divorce and dissolution of civil partnership (including financial remedies), children law, domestic violence and international aspects of family law. It also covers more niche topics such as surrogacy, forced marriages, child abduction and international adoption.