skip to main content

Library Newsletter Issue 49 – July 2017

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.

Inner Temple Library Newsletter Issue 49 – July 2017 (PDF)

New Books List April-June 2017

A list of New Titles and New Editions received by the Library between April and June 2017 has just been published.

Project Pegasus Planning Decision

At its July meeting the City of London’s Planning Committee resolved to give planning consent to the Inner Temple’s Project Pegasus planning application by 14 votes to 12.

The Planning Officer’s report can be read here.

Background information on Project Pegasus can be viewed on the Inn’s website.

Learn for Free: Law Courses & Lectures Online

We have curated a list of over 200 free legal education resources, including MOOCs, courseware, lecture collections and podcasts, covering a range of topics and jurisdictions.

We are still adding to this list. If you have any suggestions for inclusion please contact

Wildy – BIALL Award

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.

Members’ Profiles

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.

New Databases

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.

Library Resources for the Bar

A new edition of Library Resources for the Bar has just been published, and is available in the Library and for downloading from the website. This guide outlines the collections, services and facilities that are available in the four Inn Libraries. It also features details of the Inn Libraries specialisation scheme.

Legal Research Training for Clerks

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 if you think your clerks would benefit from our assistance.