In Partnership With
SmartLaw Assist
(An Education Fund Subsidy Scheme for Online Knowledge Databases)

 

Following from the successful first run of the SmartLaw Assist scheme held last year, the second run of the scheme will commence on 4 April 2018 and run until 29 June 2018. Each Singapore law practice ('SLP') can apply under SmartLaw Assist for a 60% subsidy of the first year subscription fees of one of the following approved online knowledge databases (subject to terms and conditions in the Application Form).

The subsidies will come from the Education Fund and the maximum amount of subsidies put aside for this scheme is S$250,000. Applications will be considered on a first-come-first-serve basis.

  • Small SLPs with 5 or fewer lawyers can enjoy the subsidy for the following Informa Law, Lexis Nexis or Thomson Reuters package.
  • Medium sized SLPs with more than 5 but fewer than 31 lawyers can enjoy the subsidy for the following Informa Law, Lexis Nexis or Thomson Reuters package.
  • Large SLPs with more than 30 lawyers can enjoy the subsidy for the following Lexis Nexis package.

An SLP may apply for a subscription of more than one of the approved online knowledge databases at the prices specified in the table below. However, the subscription of the second and subsequent databases shall not be eligible for any subsidy. For the subscription of the second and subsequent databases, the SLP will have to satisfy the requirement of being a first time subscriber to the chosen online knowledge database(s) as well as the eligibility requirements as to size. For such applications, please kindly contact lpi@lawsoc.org.sg.

Details of the online knowledge databases and their pricing are as follows:

Vendor / Product

Eligibility

Subscription Cost

Subsidy under SmartLaw Assist

Informa Law:

Building Law Reports/
Lloyd’s Law Reports:
Financial Crime/
Medical Law Reports/
Chinese Maritime and
Commercial Law Reports

(Please click here for more details on the database)

Only for SLPs with 30 or fewer lawyers

Subscription fees for one entry licence (up to 3 named user IDs) (choose one only):

  • $1,000 p.a. for Building Law Reports
     
  • $700 p.a. for Lloyd's Law Reports: Financial Crime
     
  • $830 p.a. for Medical Law Reports
     
  • $700 p.a. for Chinese Maritime and Commercial Law Reports

 

60% of the first year subscription fees for one user ID will be reimbursed to the SLP by the Law Society after the end of the 1 year subscription period. In this case, the subsidy amount would be:

  • $600 for the Building Law Reports subscription package
     
  • $420 for the Lloyd’s Law Reports: Financial Crime subscription package
     
  • $498 for the Medical Law Reports subscription package
     
  • $420 for Chinese Maritime and Commercial Law Reports subscription package

Lexis Nexis:

LexRead™ 3 ebook content package

(Please click here for more details on the database)

Only for SLPs with 5 or fewer lawyers

Subscription fees for one user ID:

  • $872* p.a. for the following 3 ebook content:
    • Evidence & Litigation Process 6th edition;
       
    • Criminal Law in Malaysia and Singapore; and
       
    • Assessment of Damages 3rd edition.

*Prices are subjected to 7% GST

60% of the first year subscription fees for one user ID will be reimbursed to the SLP by the Law Society after the end of the 1 year subscription period. In this case, the subsidy amount would be $523.20 for the LexRead 3 ebook content subscription package.

Lexis Nexis:

Lexis Red® (Digital Referencing Tool)

Selective content from the following titles*

  • Halsbury’s Laws of Singapore
  • Atkins Singapore

(Please click here for more details on the database)

*Subject to practice area subscribed

All SLPs

Subscription fees for one user ID:

  • $1000* p.a. for any one of the following electronic version practice area content sets:
    • Administrative and Constitutional Law;
    • Arbitration;
    • Bankruptcy and Insolvency;
    • Building and Construction;
    • Commercial Law;
    • Equity, Trusts and Succession;
    • Family Law;
    • Intellectual Property;
    • Media, IT and Communications; or
    • Real Property.

*Prices are subjected to 7% GST

60% of the first year subscription fees for one user ID will be reimbursed to the SLP by the Law Society after the end of the 1 year subscription period. In this case, the subsidy amount would be $600 for the Lexis Red® (Digital Referencing Tool) subscription package.

Thomson Reuters:

ProView Onepass Digital Library or Westlaw Asia package for small law firms

(Please click here for more details on the database)

Only for SLPs with 5 or fewer lawyers

Subscription fees for one small-sized SLP (up to 5 user IDs) (choose one only):

  • $500 p.a. for Westlaw Asia Tier 1 (common law jurisdictions including Singapore, UK, Australia and Malaysia)
     
  • $500 p.a. for 4 Sweet & Maxwell Asia ebook titles*
     
  • $500 p.a. for Singapore Civil Procedure (The White Book) 2018 – 2 Volumes plus 2 annual e-Supplements, plus Singapore case summaries (ProView only – no print)
     
  • $750 p.a. for the following content:
    • 2 Sweet & Maxwell Asia ebook titles*; and
       
    • Singapore Civil Procedure (The White Book) 2018 – 2 Volumes plus 2 annual e-Supplements, plus Singapore case summaries (ProView only – no print)

*Access to Sweet & Maxwell titles via ProView (digital version only) – no print copies included

60% of the first year subscription fees for one user ID will be reimbursed to the SLP by the Law Society after the end of the 1 year subscription period. In this case, the subsidy amount would be:

  • $300 for the Westlaw Asia Tier 1 (common law jurisdictions including Singapore, UK, Australia and Malaysia) subscription package
     
  • $300 for the 4 Sweet & Maxwell Asia ebook titles subscription package
     
  • $300 for the Singapore Civil Procedure (The White Book) 2018 – 2 Volumes plus 2 annual e-Supplements, plus Singapore case summaries (ProView only – no print) subscription package
     
  • $450 for the following subscription package:
    • 2 Sweet & Maxwell Asia ebook titles; and
       
    • Singapore Civil Procedure (The White Book) 2018 – 2 Volumes plus 2 annual e-Supplements, plus Singapore case summaries (ProView only – no print)

Thomson Reuters:
ProView IP-access Digital Library package for mid-sized firms

(Please click here for more details on the database)

Only for SLPs with 6 to 30 lawyers

Subscription fees for one SLP (firm wide IP access) (choose one only):

  • $1,025 p.a. for 3 Sweet & Maxwell Asia ebook titles*
     
  • $1,370 p.a. for 4 Sweet & Maxwell Asia ebook titles*
     
  • $1,800 p.a. for the following content*:
    • Singapore Civil Procedure (The White Book) 2018 – 2 Volumes plus 2 annual e-Supplements, plus Singapore case summaries; and
       
    • 1 Sweet & Maxwell Asia ebook title.

*All options include 1 print copy of the title(s) selected for the firm’s physical library

60% of the first year subscription fees for one SLP will be reimbursed to the SLP by the Law Society after the end of the 1 year subscription period. In this case, the subsidy amount would be:

  • $615 for the 3 Sweet & Maxwell Asia ebook titles subscription package
     
  • $822 for the 4 Sweet & Maxwell Asia ebook titles subscription package
     
  • $1,080 for the following content:
    • Singapore Civil Procedure (The White Book) 2018 – 2 Volumes plus 2 annual e-Supplements, plus Singapore case summaries; and
       
    • 1 Sweet & Maxwell Asia ebook title.

To apply for SmartLaw Assist, please print out and fill up this Application Form and e-mail it to: lpi@lawsoc.org.sg