Library

England/United Kingdom

Acts of Parliament (1996-present) and Statutory Instruments (1997-present)

Butterworths Direct
Full text of statutes, laws, and jurisprudence. Fee based database. The library doesn't have a subscription. See the library's collection policy.

BOPCRIS, the British Official Publications Collaborative Reader Information Service
You can use this web site to search and browse information from British Official Publications over the period 1688-1995.

British and Irish Legal Information Institute
Comprehensive access to freely available British and Irish public legal information. Includes cases and legislations.

Current Legal Information
The site is run by Sweet and Maxwell. It is a fee-based resource containing Legal Journals Index, Financial Journals Index and CLI Current Law Service, Current Law Cases, BADGER Grey Paper Index, Current Law Case Citator, Current Law Legislation Citator and Inns of Court Catalogues. The library doesn't have a subscription. See the library's collection policy.

Westlaw: Legal Journals Index (U.K.)

The Court Service
An executive agency of the Lord Chancellor's Department and provides administrative support to a number of courts and tribunals. Go to Related Links and the Smith Bernal site to access casebase, a free Court of Appeal transcript archive.

English Reports 1260 – 1865
English Reports in HeinOnline. Fee-based. IP access. English Reports Full Reprint Online Llmc Digital. IP. Contains reprinted decisions of all English courts from 1220 to the commencement of the official Law reports in 1866. Cf. Publishers' pref. to Index, v. 177. Includes index (v. 177-178) Also issued in microfiche. The Australasian Legal Information Institute (AustLII) free access to the English Reports 1220-1873. The English Reports are located on the Commonwealth Legal Information Institute (CommonLII). The full text of the Reports are searchable, using AustLII's SINO search engine. Users are then provided with the original image of a case when it appears in the search results, sorted in likely order of relevance (date ranking may also be used). The cases are may also be browsed by year or alphabetically. The English Reports are searchable either as a separate database or in combination with all of the other databases from common law jurisdictions available via CommonLII (in cooperation with other legal information institutes in the Free Access to Law Movement). All reports have been given an additional citation of the style '[1869] EngR 69' in addition to their original ER and nominate reports citations.

The Anglo-American Legal Tradition
Documents from Medieval to Early Modern England. Digitized and displayed through The O'Quinn Law Library of the University of Houston Law Center by license of the National Archives sponsored by the University of Houston Law Center and by the University of Houston Department of History.

Eagle-i Internet Portal for Law
A free to use dedicated portal to high quality legal information sources on the Web - being developed by the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies as a national service for law.

Gazette
The most comprehensive guide to legal news, views, and information for lawyers practicing in England and Wales.

Hansard papers 1803-2005
This site is generated from information from Hansard, the Official Report of debates in Parliament. Information presented here is generated from the publicly available XML files. Material on this site remains under Parliamentary Copyright. Within these copyright constraints, you are encouraged to use and to explore the information provided. There's Hansard itself; by volume, just the Lords sittings, Commons sittings or Westminster Hall sittings. You can also view Written Answers, Written Statements, Lords reports or Grand Committee reports.

House of Commons Parliamentary Papers
HCPP now includes over 200,000 House of Commons sessional papers from 1715 to the present, with supplementary material back to 1688. HCPP delivers page images and searchable full text for each paper, along with detailed indexing. You have access to the following collections: 18th century (1688-1834); 19th century (1801-1900); 20th century (1901-2003/04 session); 21st century module 1 (2004/05 – 2009/10 sessions).

House of Lords
Decisions from 1996-present.

JustCite
JustCite is a legal search engine and citator service that cross-references case law, legislation and journal articles from UK, Irish, EU, and international sources. JustCite indexes content from all major legal publishers including JUSTIS, WESTLAW, LexisNexis, Oxford University Press, HeinOnline (journals only), and more. If the library subscribes to the material online, JustCite will also link to the full text.

Guides:
A Guide to the UK Legal System
Scottish Legal History