Practical Law features

Time-saving tools and content for legal professionals

Access resources that answer your “how do I” questions when working on an unfamiliar matter or an ever-evolving legal issue

How-to guidance

Human expertise provides you with trusted answers


Our full-time lawyer-editors, who were leading practitioners in the legal industry, are now dedicated to creating and maintaining resources that provide you with a starting-off point to work with greater efficiency and accuracy. Having practiced at the world’s top law firms and corporate law departments, they are fully equipped to provide the how-to guidance needed to keep you up to speed in an ever-changing industry.

Whether it’s helping navigate through an unfamiliar matter or understanding changes in the law, our team of experts is there to get you up to speed quickly and provides easy-to-understand explanations so you are always armed with the information you need to provide top quality service to the organizations you work for.

Expert-created content

Access up-to-date, maintained resources that are easy to understand so you can complete your work with efficiency, accuracy, and confidence.

Practice Notes

Resources that provide up-to-date explanations on a general subject or a deep dive into a single topic to help you advise with confidence.

Use these documents with the assurance that they are continually updated to reflect significant changes in law or practice, thanks to the dedication of our team of lawyer-editors.

Standard Documents and Standard Clauses

Take advantage of templates that you can use as a starting point to work on contracts, agreements, and clauses.

Embedded notes and negotiation tips from our team of experts explain in plain language how to localize for the matter at hand.


Ensure you cover all the issues and track all the steps when working on a legal matter.

With timelines, flow charts, tables, decision trees, and lists of issues, you can have the peace of mind that all phases of a matter or issue are being addressed.


Access our curated resources containing basic overviews, current law explanations, document templates, articles, and checklists that help you understand and manage specific law subjects.

The toolkits are designed to provide a good starting point and enable you to build from the work of experts in their own fields.

Legal updates

Subscribe to legal updates to receive updates and changes in the law and regulations in the practice area of your interest, directly to your email.

Discover the topic areas available in each email: Commercial Real Estate, Commercial Transactions, Competition, Corporate and Securities, Employment, Finance, Insolvency & Restructuring, Litigation: Corporate & Commercial.

Multijurisdictional guides

Comparative guides to the law worldwide, written by leading international and local lawyers.

Time-saving tools

Unlock the power of Practical Law with leading-edge features

Provincial Q&A

Instantly understand, review, and compare law and practice across all Canadian jurisdictions.

What's Market

The tool that helps you identify, review, analyze, and compare deals and general market trends in just a few clicks instead of spending hours doing research. 


Presented by lawyer-editors and market-leading experts across various practice areas, videos help you work through complex legal topics and stay on top of industry best practices.

Knowledge Map

A dynamic way to explore topics and resources, allowing you to visually navigate through the collection on Practical Law Canada. Get the complete picture of your matter and identify issues you may have missed so you can complete you research faster.

Automated Documents

Quickly draft a selection of Standard Documents that have been automated using the Contract Express guided questionnaire.

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