A new edition of the Library’s guide to sources of transcripts, last revised in 2011, is now available as a 174-page PDF document.
The guide is intended primarily for those who may need to obtain, or assist others to obtain, transcripts of proceedings in the courts and tribunals of England and Wales.
While the basic arrangement is unchanged in this new edition, all existing entries have been checked and brought up to date, new courts and tribunals created since 2011 have been added, both the content and the layout of entries have been enhanced, and general information provided in the introduction and the appendices has been significantly expanded. Changes introduced recently to HM Courts and Tribunals Service’s transcription service are also covered.
Further information and details of how to order the guide can be found on the Transcripts page of the website.
Members of staff from the libraries of Inner Temple, Lincoln’s Inn and Middle Temple will be attending freshers’ events at the London Bar schools. This is a good opportunity to meet library staff and to ask questions about services. There will be a lucky dip and the chance to take home a variety of library merchandise and gifts from the electronic publishers.
The Library will be hosting tours for BPTC students from Monday 11 September to Friday 22 September 2017 from 10.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.
Tours take about 20 minutes; there is no need to book in advance. Just come in and speak to a member of staff at the Enquiry Point.
We are happy to give Library tours at any time throughout the year to students who are unable to visit during the period advertised, but those who take up the offer of a tour in September will also be given £2.50 of free photocopying credit.
The July issue includes details of summer opening; an update on Project Pegasus; details of forthcoming events for new students and pupils; news of the revised Guide to sources of transcripts; and features on new acquisitions, recent manuscript research projects involving the Library’s collections, and the media law section of AccessToLaw.
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.