Databases & Resources
BAILII (the British and Irish Legal Information Institute) provides the most comprehensive set of British and Irish primary legal materials freely available online.
- Bloomsbury Professional Online
Provides full text access to over 200 textbooks, loose-leafs and journals in over 26 practice areas including company and commercial, employment, environment, family, immigration, personal injury, property and Scots law. Key titles include: Hershman and McFarlane: Children Law and Practice; Lewis and Buchan: Clinical Negligence; Mason’s Forensic Medicine for Lawyers and Flenley on Solicitors’ Negligence and Liability.
- Cardiff Index to Legal Abbreviations
Extensive legal abbreviations index, with coverage concentrated on English language legal publications from the British Isles, the Commonwealth and the United States, together with selected major foreign language publications. The emphasis is on law reports and legal periodicals, with the addition of some legislative publications and major textbooks. The index can be searched from title to abbreviation, as well as from abbreviation to title.
- Criminal Law Week
Provides a weekly update of developments in criminal law, available each Friday and has an archive January 1997 onwards. Digests cases and comments from 12 series of law reports and 14 series of summary reports and journals, and all relevant legislative developments.
- Electronic Immigration Network
The Members’ section provides access to databases that contain case law, country of origin reports, legislation and general immigration resources. The case law database contains immigration and asylum-related decisions from the Tribunal up to the European Court of Human Rights. Also available is the ability to compile and create court bundles. The public site gives access to general news and updates on immigration.
The Inner Temple Library has the core UK collection. This includes: the Law Journal Library; English Reports; Legal Classics Library and Legal Dictionaries. Within the Law Journal Library are items such as Law Journal Reports and Law Times. The database has PDF originals of all content available via the library subscription.
Online access to the titles that the Library subscribes to in hard copy. Law Reports: Building Law Reports, Lloyd’s Law Reports, Lloyd’s Law Reports: Insurance and Reinsurance and Medical Law Reports; Looseleafs: Arbitration Law, Clarke: Law of Insurance Contracts and Professional Negligence and Liability.
ICLR Online consists of The Law Reports, The Weekly Law Reports, The Industrial Cases Reports, The Business Law Reports, and the Public and Third Sector Law Reports, plus the ICLR’s Consolidated Index.
- Laws of Mauritius
Revised and consolidated edition of Mauritian primary legislation (incorporating the Code Civil Mauricien) as authorised by the Government of Mauritius.
Lexis+ is a comprehensive legal database providing access to a wide range of full text law reports, judgments, legislation and journal articles. It has the online equivalents of Halsbury’s Laws, Atkins Court Forms and the Encyclopedia of Forms and Precedents as well many other commentary sources. In addition it contains practical guidance materials previously held on Lexis PSL.
- Practical Law
Provides access to online know-how resources including practice notes, legal updates, standard documents, checklists and multi-jurisdictional guides which include information on the law and regulation in many jurisdictions.
- The Times Digital Archive
The Times Digital Archive is an online, full-text facsimile of more than 200 years of The Times. To access The Sunday Times, please use Lexis+.
- vLex Justis
vLex Justis holds a large database of Court of Appeal transcripts and some specialist law report series. Acts and subsidiary legislation are available as originally enacted. It provides access to Bermuda Law Reports and BVI cases as well as a huge collection of Caribbean caselaw
Westlaw Edge UK
Westlaw UK covers many legal topics. It provides access to full text law reports, judgments, legislation, journal articles and abstracts, as well as some full text practitioner books. It also contains the Legal Journals Index of UK legal periodicals back to 1986.
Contains case law and legislation as well as court documents, legal memoranda, and treatises. Searching for cases can be done by jurisdiction or topic; and for legislation by statutes, regulations or rules by jurisdiction.