Practical Law Company, a division of West Publishing Corporation, is a legal publishing company which provides legal know-how for business lawyers. It also acts as secretariat for the GC100 group of general counsel and company secretaries.

According to the AmLaw Daily,”The company was set up in the early 1990s by Chris Millerchip and Rob Dow to publish PLC Magazine. Since then it has expanded to provide predominantly web-based subscription services to law firms and law departments across a range of specialist subject areas such as corporate, finance, property, tax and intellectual property.

Registered office address Five Canada Square, London, United Kingdom, E14 5AQCompany statusDissolvedDissolved on19 April 2022Company typePrivate limited CompanyIncorporated on19 January 1994


Company number 02889191


Last accounts made up to 31 December 2019

Nature of business (SIC)

  • 58142 – Publishing of consumer and business journals and periodicals
  • 58190 – Other publishing activities
L & C PUBLISHING LIMITED06 Jun 1994 – 02 Feb 2001
COOKBOOK LIMITED19 Jan 1994 – 06 Jun 1994

What is practical law training?

PLT is a structured training program designed to help you develop the practical, day to day skills you will need as an entry-level lawyer.

Completion of a PLT program is the second essential step to being admitted as a lawyer the first being your law degree.

Is practical law a journal?

Practical Law The Journal is the trusted companion to our online services. Our Transactions & Business edition covers the latest transactional and compliance topics across major practice areas and our Litigation edition addresses key issues and developments in litigation practice and procedure.

What is practical law in Westlaw?

Thomson Reuters Practical Law is the legal know-how solution that goes beyond traditional legal research to give lawyers a better starting point. Access thousands of user-friendly resources including standard documents, checklists, how-to guides, legal updates and more.