Last week three members of the library team attended a very enjoyable and informative BIALL Conference in Manchester where the award for Wildy – BIALL Librarian of the Year 2017 was presented to Margaret Clay, Librarian at the Inner Temple.
We are now producing profiles of some of the Inn’s most prominent and intriguing past members; these can be viewed via the Publications page of the website. These aim to highlight the personal stories and careers of members throughout the Inner Temple’s history, as well as marking some landmark moments for the legal profession. We currently have profiles of Lord Birkett, Sir Thomas Bromley, Lord Goddard, Seretse Khama and Edward Marshall Hall with more planned soon.
The Casetrack judgments database was closed down at the end of February following a decline in usage. The judgment transcripts previously obtainable via Casetrack are available via ICLR Online, Justis, Lexis and Westlaw.
The Library now subscribes to the Bahamas Law Reports and the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court Reports via Lexis, and to the Cayman Islands Law Reports via Justis. These are all jurisdictions for which the Inner Temple is responsible under the Inn Libraries specialisation scheme.
All of our subscription databases are available for use within the Library only.
Last month our Deputy Librarian gave a presentation on locating authorities to clerks at Blackstone Chambers. The session included some background on the English legal system and offered tips on how to find law reports more quickly and easily. Feedback from participants indicated that “the presentation was well constructed and clear; all information was relevant and useful; the presentation provided a good refresher for those who have not dealt with authorities for a long time and several people found learning about the hierarchy of online sources very useful, as they did not know about that before.”
The library is happy to organise training in chambers. Please contact email@example.com if you think your clerks would benefit from our assistance.