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Westlaw New Zealand - Finding Forms and Precedents

Last Published: May 12, 2021

This guide outlines how to find drafted precedents and statutory forms, practical commentary and checklists in Westlaw New Zealand.

Browse to relevant Forms and Precedents

  1. From the home page, click Forms and Precedents.
  1. Click the practice area you’re interested in eg Property.  The full list of Property precedents will be displayed – in this instance there are two sets of Precedents (Property, and Rural Property) – click the one you want eg Property Precedents.
  1. When you see the one you want, just click the title – eg Lea10.
  1. You can now download the document to Word as normal by clicking on Precedent, open the document in Word, and apply the Drafting Aide to quickly complete the gaps and variables.

Search for relevant Forms and Precedents

  1. In the Global Search Bar, enter Employment Precedents and select the title from the Content Pages listed in the menu below. This will display the index of Employment Precedent documents.  Click on the title of the document you wish to view.

 

  1. Into the Global search bar, enter alcohol or drug policy and press enter – Westlaw will automatically search all of the employment precedents (both titles and content). From the results, choose the precedent you require.

 

  1. You can now download the document to Word as normal by clicking on Precedent, open the document in Word, and apply the Drafting Aide to quickly complete the gaps and variables.

Using the Drafting Aide

Thomson Reuters Precedents have a document automation feature called the Precedents Drafting Aide (the Drafting Aide). The Drafting Aide is a Microsoft Word (MS Word) Macro which has been specially created to help you draft and fill in form documents with speed and efficiency. 

To install, navigate to any of the Precedents in Westlaw NZ.

  1. Click on the link called "Download and Install Drafting Aide". You only install the Drafting Aide once on your computer and it is available to you every time you use Microsoft Word. 

The Drafting Aide can be found in your Add-Ins in Word. 

If you need help with downloading the drafting aide, please contact Techcare on 0800 10 60 25 or TechCare.ANZ@thomsonreuters.com.

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