Press Release: Thomson Reuters Launches Westlaw Edge UK with CoCounsel

Thomson Reuters is expanding customers’ access to AI-Assisted Research with the introduction of Westlaw Edge UK with CoCounsel. The first Thomson Reuters generative AI legal research offering in the UK, Westlaw Edge UK with CoCounsel streamlines the initial phase of legal research by allowing customers to ask complex questions in natural language and delivering synthesized answers with detailed insights from top results along with a list of key cases, legislation, and topics.

The UK rollout follows last year’s U.S. launch of AI-Assisted Research on Westlaw Precision with CoCounsel to help legal professionals quickly get answers to complex research questions.

“Westlaw Edge UK with CoCounsel will help users save time and work smarter by jumpstarting – not replacing – their current methods for legal research,” said Andrew Buckley, vice president, Research and Commentary, Thomson Reuters. “AI-Assisted Research enables practitioners to ask a question in everyday language and get an answer grounded in the powerful combination of trusted, comprehensive Westlaw content and the latest in large language models. Working with increased efficiency is key for practitioners, who need the right research tools to be competitive as they navigate complex legal issues for their clients in a constantly evolving environment.”

In addition to empowering customers with AI-Assisted Research, Westlaw Edge UK with CoCounsel gives customers access to an AI assistant, called CoCounsel. It’s integrated with Westlaw Precision and Practical Law Dynamic Tool Set, and soon will be integrated with Document Intelligence and HighQ.

“Westlaw Edge UK with CoCounsel furthers our long-standing leadership in delivering the most sophisticated legal research solutions in the UK,” Buckley said. “We launched Westlaw UK nearly 25 years ago, marking the globalization of Westlaw, and we introduced Westlaw Edge UK in 2020. Adding AI capabilities to the Westlaw Edge UK portfolio of solutions represents the next chapter in our rich history of legal innovation in the UK and using AI technology to help legal researchers be more efficient.”

For more on Westlaw Edge UK with CoCounsel and additional new CoCounsel capabilities for legal and tax professionals, check out the news release.