Explains and critically assesses how English law is made and applied.

Case Law

Case law from various UK courts and tribunals.
Cases from 1674-1913.
The Law Reports
The Law Reports is the most authoritative series of published reports of cases which constitute binding precedent in English Law. Appearing monthly in four subdivisions, they offer the most detailed coverage of the leading cases and appeals from the Queen’s Bench (QB), Chancery (Ch) and Family (Fam) Divisions of the High Court and Court of Appeal, references to the European Court of Justice, and Appeal Cases (AC) heard in the UK Supreme Court and Judicial Committee of the Privy Council.


Coverage: Coverage varies (Full text).
British and Irish case law and legislation, European Union case law, Law Commission reports, and other law-related British and Irish material.
Coverage: Full text
Official Documents of the Government of the United Kingdom.
ICLR (The Incorporated Council of Law Reporting for England and Wales) publishes case law from the Superior and Appellate Courts in England and Wales. ICLR.4 is the hub of legal authorities dating back to 1865. A dedicated case law platform presenting the cases that matter in a comprehensive and readable format.
Lexis Advance is an innovative online research platform that contains New Zealand and international legislation, case law and secondary material. Use the link on the Lexis Advance  home screen to locate material not available on the New Zealand platform.
Comprehensive database of primary and secondary legal research materials, including cases, statutes, and journal articles from a number of jurisdictions. Extensiveness of coverage differs between jurisdictions.


A truly authoritative dictionary of English law, defining every legal term used, both old and new – from “abandonment”, in its many different contexts, to “zoonoses”.
For over 100 years, the starting point for research into the meaning of all words and phrases that come to be used in a legal context. It provides the ideal companion to Jowitt's Dictionary of English Law (which provides an authoritative definition of technical legal concepts).


A comprehensive encyclopaedia where volumes are replaced or reissued periodically. Into its 5th edition for some volumes.



Topical arrangement of legislation updated by loose-leaf and individual volumes are periodically republished.
Official publically available legislation site for all UK legislation in force.
Historical Legislation on HeinOnline and in print. Online covers the years 1215-1731 and is included with the English Reports collection on Hein.


Includes details of court structure and recent practice decisions.
Contains over 14,000 treaties to which the United Kingdom is a signatory.
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