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CASE LAW

British and Irish Legal Information Institute (BAILII)
http://www.bailii.org
Access to British and Irish primary legal materials. Includes 19 databases, covering five jurisdictions. Also access to the World Legal Information Institute (WorldLII).


Casetrack
http://www.casetrack.com
Full-text transcripts of Courts of Appeal, Crown Office, HL, Privy Council and High Court judgments back to 1996.

English Reports
http://heinonline.org/HOL/Index?collection=engrep
Full text of the English Reports, Full Reprint published in 176 volumes. This comprises the decisions of the English courts prior to the commencement of the Law Reports in 1865.

 


Her Majesty's Court Service: Judgments
http://www.hmcourts-service.gov.uk/cms/judgments.htm
Access to HM's Court Service database. Judgments date back to 1996. Allows queries across all courts in the High Court, the Court of Appeal and the Administrative Court.


House of Lords Judgments
http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld/ldjudgmt.htm
Full-text judgments delivered since 14/11/96. Judgments appear on-line within two hours of their delivery in the HL.

Lexis-Nexis Butterworths
http://www.lexisnexis.co.uk/
Full-text of UK cases from over 30 different law reports, including All ER back to 1936. Also, thousands of transcripts of unreported cases back to 1980.


Westlaw UK
http://www.westlaw.co.uk/
Full-text of UK law reports /transcripts, including The Law Reports back to 1865. Also, primary legal materials from other jurisdictions (e.g. US and EU).


LEGISLATION

British and Irish Legal Information Institute

UK Legislation
http://www.opsi.gov.uk/legislation/
Links to the Acts of the UK Parliament (1988-), Statutory Instruments (1987-) and draft SIs; also links to the legislation of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Both original and revised (up to 1987) legislation included.


The UK Statute Law Database (SLD)
http://www.statutelaw.gov.uk/
The official revised version of the 'statute book' for the UK in electronic form, with the full text of amended primary legislation from 1267 onwards.

Westlaw UK
http://www.westlaw.co.uk/
Full-text of consolidated UK legislation, in force back to 1267. Also primary legal materials from other jurisdictions (e.g. US and EU)


E-BOOKS

Dawsonera
http://www.dawsonbooks.co.uk/services/e-books.html
E-books service with several titles covering UK law, international law and criminal justice. Include: Atiyah: The Sale of Goods, and Davies, Croall & Tyrer: Criminal Justice.

MyiLibrary
http://www.myilibrary.com/
Similar to Dawsonera, but currently with more titles on: criminology and criminal justice.



E-JOURNALS - FULL TEXT

Cambridge Law Journal
http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayJournal?jid=CLJ
Special emphasis is placed on contemporary developments, but the range also includes jurisprudence and legal history.


IDS Employment Law Brief
http://www.idsbrief.co.uk/
Access to the latest version of the Brief, as well as to a database of 3,000+ employment law cases. (Brief database goes back to 2001 for features).

IRS Employment Review
http://www.xperthr.co.uk/employmentlaw/default.aspx
(Part of Xpert HR service.)
Access to the current issue as well as a selected archive back to 1994. Includes a section on employment law.


Journal of Current Legal Issues
http://webjcli.ncl.ac.uk
The focus is on current legal issues in judicial decisions, law reform, legislation and legal research. 1995-


Journal of Information, Law & Technology (JILT)
http://elj.warwick.ac.uk/Jilt/
Published by the Electronic Law Journals project of the Law Courseware Consortium. Jan 1996-.


Law Society Gazette
http://www.lawgazette.co.uk
Comprehensive guide to legal news, views, information and job vacancies. Current issue, together with archive back to 1998.

Modern Law Review
http://ejournals.ebsco.com/Journal2.asp?JournalID=101099
(Access via EBSCO EJS service.) Full-text articles back to1997.


The Times
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/
Links to seven days' worth of legal articles from The Times newspaper.



Full-text journal articles are also available via the following databases:

A-Z of TVU's E-Journals
http://library.tvu.ac.uk/eresources/e-journals.html

Lexis-Nexis Butterworths
(See entry under CASE LAW.)

Westlaw UK
(See entries under CASE LAW or LEGISLATION)

LEGAL FORMS & PRECEDENTS

Free Form Law
www.freeformlaw.tm
Free forms in MS Word format


Lexis-Nexis Butterworths
http://www.lexisnexis.co.uk/
Includes content from the following previously named Butterworths' Direct Services:
Civil Procedure Online (full-text of Butterworths' Civil Court Precedents)
Encyclopedia of Forms and Precedents Direct (full-text of vols. 1-42 of EF&P).


Oyez Legal Forms
http://www.oyezforms.co.uk/
Over 1,200 forms from the HMSO and the Law Society, as well as Legal Aid forms.
 

REFERENCE /PRACTICE MATERIALS


International Centre for Commercial Law
http://www.icclaw.com
Official site of the Legal 500 series.

Lexis-Nexis Butterworths
http://www.lexisnexis.co.uk/
Includes content from the following previously named Butterworths' Direct Services:
Civil Procedure Online (full text of Butterworths' Civil Court Practice aka 'The Green Book')
Corporate Law Direct (Butterworths' Corporate Law Service)
Employment Law Online (full text of Harvey on Industrial Relations & Employment Law)
Halsbury's Laws Direct (electronic version of Halsbury's Laws of England)
Insolvency Law Direct (full text of Bailey, Groves & Smith on Corporate Insolvency)

Westlaw UK
http://www.westlaw.co.uk
Full-text of 'The White Book', Bullen, Leake & Jacob's: Precedents of Pleadings, Palmer's Company Law, Totty & Moss: Insolvency, Archbold and Archbold Supplement and Woodfall: Landlord & Tenant.


OFFICIAL PUBLICATIONS

Command Papers
http://www.opsi.gov.uk/official-publications/command-papers/index.htm
A list of command papers appearing on government departmental websites from 2001 onwards is available.


Home Office: Research, Development and Statistics
http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/rds/
Includes access to online versions of Development and Practice reports, Home Office Research Studies, statistical publications, and (discontinued) Police Research Series Papers.

Law Commission for England & Wales
http://www.lawcom.gov.uk
Law Commission reports and consultation papers can be downloaded from this site.


Ministry of Justice
http://www.justice.gov.uk/index.htm
(Formerly the Dept. of Constitutional Affairs) Information about the legal system, the Constitution and judges, together with consultation papers and access to major reports.


Public Bills before Parliament
http://www.parliament.the-stationery-office.co.uk/pa/pabills.htm
Current session only.



GATEWAYS (TO LEGAL RESOURCES)

Infolaw
http://www.infolaw.co.uk/
Includes Lawfinder, a one-stop resource for researching and keeping up-to-date with primary law on the Web. Direct links to UK cases and statutory materials
.

Intute
http://www.intute.ac.uk/socialsciences/law/
Guidance and access to global information resources on the Internet.


Lawlinks
http://library.ukc.ac.uk/library/lawlinks/
An annotated list of websites.


Legal Resources in the UK & Ireland
http://www.venables.co.uk/
Good starting point for the legal profession and current awareness. The listing of the most important sites is updated weekly.


World Legal Information Institute
http://www.worldlii.org/
Catalogue provides links to over 15,000 law-related websites in every country in the
world.


ORGANISATIONS

Directgov
http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/index.htm
Entry-point to UK government information and services online. An A-Z of central government can be browsed from this site.


General Council of the Bar
http://www.barcouncil.org.uk
The regulatory and representative body for barristers in England and Wales.


Law Society of England & Wales
http://www.lawsoc.org.uk
Law Society's home site.


UK Houses of Parliament
http://www.parliament.uk/
Information about the UK Parliament, the House of Commons and the House of Lords.



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