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Logging in for the first time

To access Checkpoint, navigate to When you sign into Checkpoint for the first time, you will be prompted to enter your username and temporary password.

You will receive a username and temporary password via email, with "Welcome to Checkpoint in the UK" in the subject line from

Upon signing in for the first time, you will be prompted to change your temporary password. You will also be required to respond to a security question and enter an email address, so a temporary password can be sent to you, should you forget your password in the future.

The Project ID field is optional. It is used to track usage, especially for clients who need to record billable hours.

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Forgotten your password

If you forget your password, you can request a temporary password by clicking the "Forgot Password?" link. You will be requested to enter your username and enter a response to the security question that you answered when you first signed in. You will receive a temporary password via email that you can use to access Checkpoint. You will then be prompted to change the temporary password to one of your choice.

Forgotten your password

Change your password

You can also change your password at any time by clicking on the Change Your Password link. Please enter the following:

  • Username
  • Current Password
  • New Password
  • Confirm New Password

Click Submit

Change your password

Log Out and Session Summary

Upon logging out, a session summary page will display details about your session.

  • User: displays the username with which the user signed into Checkpoint.

  • Project ID: shows the unique identification number used by the user to specify the project that the research session was associated with.

  • Date: displays the date on which the session took place.

  • Start Time: displays the time at which the session started.

  • End Time: displays the time at which the session ended.

  • Time: displays the duration of the session from start time to end time.

Session Summary

Session Timeout

Please note that after 30 minutes of inactivity, your Checkpoint session will automatically log you out for security purposes. If you want to continue your session please click on Begin New Session and log back in.

Session Timeout

Logging In Using ONEPASS

If you subscribe to multiple Thomson Reuters content products from Checkpoint, Westlaw or Practical Law, OnePass enables you to log into all your Thomson Reuters product subscriptions with a single sign-on username and password. This is only valid if you have previously created a OnePass profile.

Click here to learn more about OnePass and the current products that support OnePass.

If you are not a OnePass User Click on Not OnePass User? Click here to return to the regular log-in page.

If you have an existing OnePass login, click on Login Using OnePass to access the OnePass Sign-in Page.

Logging in using OnePass

Enter in your username and Password. Click the Sign In button.

If you have an existing OnePass account, go to the below sign-on page and with your user name and password, sign into Checkpoint UK with your credentials.

OnePass login page

If you do not have a OnePass account, you can set up a new one as follows.

Creating a OnePass Account

Click on "Create OnePass profile" link.

Create OnePass profile link

You will be prompted to enter the following information:

Product: the product name is the name of the product which you want to create OnePass profile.

Registration Key: Type your Checkpoint UK registration key in the Registration Key text box. Your registration key should be your 7-digit user name and password that you use to log into Checkpoint UK, separated by a colon (: )
Example: 1234567: password

Custom Label: Give the registration key a label to differentiate it from others.
Example: JohnDoe Intl Tax CPUK

Email: Enter your email address to associate your email with the profile

Create OnePass profile

Enter in the following information:

First Name

Last Name


Confirm Email

Additional Email (Optional)

OnePass personal information

Username: Type a unique username in the Username text box. Usernames must be at least eight characters in length and can be composed of any combination of letters, numerals, or characters.
Example: JohnDoe123

Password: Type a unique password in the Password text box. Passwords must be between eight and 16 characters in length. They must include at least three of the following four characters:
Uppercase letters
Lowercase letters
Special characters: period ( . ), at ( @ ), hyphen ( - ), or underscore ( _ )

Confirm Password: Type the password again in the Confirm Password field.

Security Question: Choose a security question from the drop-down list (e.g., What is your city of birth?) and type your answer in the Answer field.

Click on Create button. The information you entered on the OnePass profile page will be transferred to the General Settings page in your OnePass account.

OnePass security OnePass registration complete

Updating or Managing your existing OnePass account via Checkpoint

If you have already created a OnePass account via Checkpoint, click on ‘Update OnePass profile’ to update or manage your OnePass profile.

Update OnePass profile

Type your current OnePass username and password and click Sign In.

OnePass login

Use one of the methods to verify your identity: Email or Answer a security question. Click Continue.

OnePass Verification OnePass Verification

Make any changes you want to your OnePass account (if any). If you want to add any Products /Users to the existing OnePass profile, use PRODUCTS tab.

OnePass Products page

Add a new Registration Key with the help of "Register a product" button.

OnePass Register a product

Select a product, Enter User Name and Password in the Registration Key field, and give any Custom label in the Custom label text box and click on save button. The corresponding user will be added into the OnePass profile.

OnePass Register a product screen

If you forgotten your Username or Password:

If you have forgotten your user name, click on the Forgot username? link. Provide Email address and click on "Recover username" button.

OnePass forgot username OnePass forgot username screen

You will receive a username corresponding to the provided Email ID.

OnePass forgot username confirmation screen

If you have forgotten your password, click on the Forgot password? link. Provide Email address and click on "Reset password" button.

OnePass forgot password OnePass forgot password screen

You will receive a link to reset your password. Click on "Reset your password" button in the mail and reset the password.

OnePass forgot password confirmation screen OnePass change password

Learn more about OnePass:

Navigating the Checkpoint UK Libraries

The bar at the top displays persistent links to navigate to other locations in Checkpoint.

The tabs refer to the various workflows available within Checkpoint. The tabs include Search All and Current Awareness.

Search All:

The Search All tab contains all the content within your subscription broken down by categories. You can search for relevant topic by keyword search or browsing through the Table of Contents directory.


Current Awareness

The Current Awareness tab includes search and browse capability available on other workflow tabs. Additionally, it includes recent current awareness stories for the United Kingdom (UK) and European Union (EU). For each section, three stories will be displayed by default with the option to view all stories.

Current Awareness

Search and Browse

For each workflow tab, you can search Checkpoint by entering keywords and selecting one or more content sources. By default, all content sources are selected. You can choose to de-select content sources that you do not require. Alternatively you can select the content sources that you wish to search. Checkpoint automatically identifies phrases and removes common words.

You can describe your search in plain English, with no need to use grammatically correct sentences. Checkpoint will automatically identify legal phrases, remove common words, and generate variations of terms in the description and searches for the concepts in the description.


Current Awareness

A breadcrumb allows you to identify the current page that is displayed and to navigate to other pages that you have previously visited within an individual task. The breadcrumb becomes available when you navigate to a new page. The path of navigation is displayed and you can return to places in the product that you previously viewed by clicking on the links. The breadcrumbs used in Checkpoint are based on location, which means it shows you the location of a page within the context of the site’s hierarchy.

Advanced Search

The search supports the most commonly used connectors "AND" and "OR". By default if you enter multiple terms with no connectors, the search bar will automatically insert the '&' (AND) connector in between them.

The connectors you can use in the search, their symbol and the results you will get are listed below.





& (or a space)

Search terms in the same document:
trade & mark & registration



Either search term or both:
corporate cross border or transfer pricing


" "

Search terms appearing in the same order as in the quotation marks:
"fiduciary duty"

Grammatical Connectors


Search terms in the same sentence:
VAT /s peanuts


Search terms in the same paragraph:
thin /p capitalisation


The first term preceding the second within the same sentence:
IFRS +s auditing


The first term preceding the second within the same paragraph:
income +p tax

Numerical Connectors


Search terms within "n" terms of each other (where "n" is a number):
penalties /3 liability


The first term preceding the second by "n" terms (where "n" is a number):
tax +3 rate



Documents not containing the term or terms following the % symbol:
taxation % income
Use the % connector with caution; it may cause relevant documents to be excluded from your search result.

Other information about advanced search, symbols and results are listed below.




Root Expander


object! will retrieve object, objected, objection, objecting, objectionable

Universal Character


A search for words with variable characters. Place the universal character within a term.

withdr* will retrieve withdraw and withdrew

Irregular Plurals

A search for child will retrieve children.

Turn off plurals


Place # in front of the term to retrieve only singular form of the word:

#account will return account, but not accounts

Turn off equivalents


Place # in front of a term also turns off the automatic retrieval of equivalencies:

#child will retrieve child, but not children

Compound Terms

A search for goodwill will return good-will, goodwill and good will.

Note: Characters such as brackets [] {} will not work in a search


In addition to search, you can also browse to various levels in the Table of Contents(TOC) to find a specific document within each content source. Alternatively, you can refine your search by browsing to a specific point in the content hierarchy and then run a search against the selected content source.

Browse Table of Content

Locate Legislation and Analysis Tool

With the Locate Legislation and Analysis Tool you can quickly locate legislation in just a few steps.

From the Table of Contents, simply select "Locate Legislation and Analysis"

Locate Legislation and Analysis

Then, enter your search terms (in "Terms"), or you can also choose to enter the name of the Act, Law or Statutory Instrument (in "Act or SI Name") as well as the provisions or sections you are interested in ("Provision No: (section etc.)") if you have that information.

Locate Legislation and Analysis Search

Your search results will return with relevant laws for your review. Choose a result to see the legislative analysis, including versions of the provisions, and highlights indicating effective dates and whether a law has been repealed. You'll also see Amendment Notes, Commencement of the Law and the Extent of the Law.

Search Result

Results List

The search results displayed differs and is dependent on whether you searched a single or multiple content sources. The search result page will display the search criteria that you used to retrieve the search results and which content sources you selected.

Result List based on Content Sources

The results are categorized based on the content sources that you selected to run your search. Each result category will retrieve a maximum of 10000 results. By default, you will see three results per category and you will have the option to view all results for each content type.

The default order for the results list is displayed by relevance. Alternatively, you can also sort the results by date.

For each content Source, the results list can display up to a maximum of 10000 results.

The Source with Hits view displays the following

  • List of Sources that match the keywords you included in your search. By default, only sources that contain documents with hits are listed.

  • Total number of documents found as a result of your search.

  • Number of documents found in each source that satisfy your search criteria.

  • Presents a hierarchy that drills down to specific documents.

Result List

Result List based on Search from within a Content Source

When you run a search from within a content source, the results are displayed for that content source. By default, the first page contains a list of ten with the option to navigate to subsequent pages.

The default order for the results list is displayed by relevance. Alternatively, you can also sort the results by date.

For each content source, the results list can display up to a maximum of (10,000+) results.

Result List Search by Type

Related Documents

For each search, in Consider results from other resources, you can see related results retrieved from other content sources that you did not select in your search. The results are based on the search query.

Consider results from other resources

Edit Search

On both result list, Source with hits and Consider results from other resources, you can refine or modify your search by clicking Edit Search. It will return you to the search template from where you started with your keywords and Source selections populated. You can modify or refine your query and re-run your search.

Edit Search

Document Display

Highlighted search terms

The search terms that you used in your query will be highlighted in yellow on the document view page.

Term Navigation

Term navigation will allow you to scroll through terms that you used for your original search. You can navigate to the next or previous term in the list or skip to the last or first one on the list. The search terms are highlighted.

Results Navigation

Results navigation allows you to scroll through your search results without having to go to the search list each time. It will let you navigate to the next or previous result or skip to the last or first one on the list.

Doc Navigation

It will let you navigate to next or previous document of that corresponding source.

Document Display


Users can Print, Save or E-mail search results or documents of their choice from the document display page by clicking the relevant links.



Directory of Alerts

The directory of alerts displays a list of all the alerts that you subscribed to in Checkpoint. You can see the properties for each alert, including Alert Name, Date Created and Frequency. You will have the ability to choose edit, suspend and delete an alert from this screen.

Create an Alert

You can create alerts for updates to the UK or the EU and also have alerts for the search that you performed. Alerts will email you updates of the information of interest when it is changed. You can create email alerts by selecting either UK or EU or both to get all current awareness updates in an email You can also create an alert for a search, by selecting Alerts in the tab and hitting the "create new Alert" button as follows:

Alerts Alerts

When setting up an Alert email for the latest information for the EU and UK you can select as below by picking either EU or UK or both.

  • Alert Name will allow you to give you a unique name to your alert and help identify it in the alerts directory.
  • Frequency to determine how often you wish to have the alert delivered to you.
  • Email Address to determine which email address or Email addresses, alerts will be delivered to.
  • Notify when there are no results when there are no content updates for the selected source.

The Alert Attributes will allow you to set up a unique name for the alert, choose how often you’d like to receive the Alert, (daily, weekly, monthly), provide email address or multiple addresses to receive the Alert and also select if you’d like the Alert to email you even if there are no updates.


Edit Alert

You can change the attributes that you originally specified for an alert and save the updates.

Suspend Alert

You can suspend deliver of an alert temporarily for a set period of time or indefinitely. You can reactivate an alert that you have chosen to suspend.

Delete Alert

You can permanently delete or remove an alert from the directory.

Delete Alert


You can specify default settings based on your preference for the following:

  • Time Zone allows you to specify the time zone based on your location. This will ensure that the correct time stamp is displayed on printed documents and on the Session Summary screen when you sign out from Checkpoint. The default time zone is Greenwich Mean Time.
  • Hits in Context allows you to specify the number of extracts containing the search terms in context displayed for each search result returned.
  • Terms in Context allows you to specify whether you want to Show or Hide highlighted terms on your search results and document view pages. For example, you can choose to hide the terms in context if you want to print a document without the highlighted terms displayed.
  • Email Address will allow you to specify the email address for document delivery.

Research History

Research History displays each session that you accessed over the past 59 days. Checkpoint saves your history for 59 days, after which, you can choose to reset each search back to 59 days. From the Research History directory, you can access the search, Project ID, when it was last accessed and the days remaining that the trail will be listed in the directory. You can access each search by clicking on the search name.

Each session is given a default name using the time and date that the event started. For each search session you will be able to see the Event, Date/Time, and what you accessed or searched. You will also have the option to rename the default search session name.

Research History

System Requirements:

To ensure complete access to all features and functions of Checkpoint, please use the following:

  • Web Browsers – Chrome, IE9 or higher, or Firefox
  • Latest version of Adobe Reader

Contact Us

The Checkpoint UK customer support team provides assistance with password, subscription and account issues. The team also helps with integrating Checkpoint UK into your organization and providing demonstrations or full training.

United Kingdom

Customer Support

Tel: 03450 180 909


Support Portal:


Tel: 03450 180 907

General Enquires

Tel: 03450 180 910

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