COMPASS Online enhancements

You may have noticed COMPASS Online has improved, with even more information and tools to help you. Below is a summary of some of the new enhancements.

1.    Direct links to relevant development control guidance
When the description or casebook abstract of an appeal highlights particular kinds of development or looks at specific issues we’ve added a check list of relevant Development Control Practice (DCP) sections that will take you directly to DCP Online, allowing you to:  

  • Have an expert on hand to explain how current guidance and planning law is interpreted  
  • Find out the latest policy and legislative information raised within a particular appeal

All this side by side with the appeal you are looking at  
Click here to find out how this new feature works 

2.    List of comparable appeals at a click of a button
For every appeal featured on COMPASS Online we have added a link to similar appeals.  From development and proposal to legal and issue types you can instantly review all the related appeals without having to do the search, allowing you to:

  • Find useful appeal at the click of a button
  • Have direct links to all appeals that feature an issue of interest
  • Shorten your research time?

Click here to find out how this new feature works

3.    Results List –now easier to read and understand an appeal
We’ve improved the layout and structure of how key information is presented to you, making sure you get the most important information instantly. You can now:

  • Have the option to view abstracts on some of the appeals within the results list and any associated high court and court of appeal information.
  • Have the ability to instantly read an abstract giving you a snapshot of the vital issues within the appeal without having to go to the full record

Click here to find out how this new feature works


All this is free as part of your subscription.

To fully utilise all these new enhancements, we recommend for COMPASS Online you use Internet Explorer version 9 or Firefox version 12. Previous versions may not display all items as intended, so we advise that you keep your search browser up-to-date


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