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Ingman: The English Legal Process 13e

Web links

These valuable websites give free access to case law, statute law, and other useful information

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Case law

Website of the Supreme Court of the UK: judgments, procedural rules, information

Full text of House of Lords’ judgments delivered between 14 November 1996 and 30 July 2009; information

Home page of the Incorporated Council of Law Reporting for England & Wales)

WLR Daily: judgments in the High Court, Court of Appeal, Supreme Court, Privy Council, Court of Justice of the European Communities.  Updated most days, Monday-Friday.  Not full text, but provide accurate summaries prior to publication in The Weekly Law Reports

BAILII (British and Irish Legal Information Institute): full text judgments in the Supreme Court, House of Lords, Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, Court of Appeal (both divisions) from 1996; High Court (Administrative Court from 1996, Queen’s Bench and Chancery Divisions from 1997, Family Division from 2001); Employment Appeal Tribunal from 1999

Judicial Committee of the Privy Council: full text judgments; information

Curia: full text judgments of the Court of Justice of the European Communities

European Court of Human Rights: case law; European Convention

Employment Appeal Tribunal: full text case law; information


Website (describing itself as the ‘official home of UK legislation’) managed by the National Archives on behalf of the government.  Went live in July 2010 and will eventually replace the Office of Public Sector Information website and the Statute Law Database.  Public General Acts from 1988 onwards, most pre-1988 primary legislation, explanatory notes, statutory instruments from 1988 (unamended).  All primary legislation has been revised (so as to incorporate subsequent amendments) up to 2002.  About one half of items are up-to-date to the present

BAILII: Public General Acts from 1988 (full text, but unamended); statutory instruments from 2002

Europa: European Union - Treaties, legislation


UK Government: information; links to government departments

Ministry of Justice (formerly Department for Constitutional Affairs): press notices, consultation papers, reports and reviews, speeches by ministers, judicial appointments and lists, Judicial and Court Statistics from 2006, links to many other sites (including Acts, Bills, statutory instruments, Hansard, Stationery Office, civil procedure rules, criminal procedure rules)

Home Office: crime and policing, justice and victims, research and statistics

Other official websites

Court Service: information on court management and legal matters, forms and guidance, online services

Criminal Justice System: jurors, defendants, victims, witnesses

Legal Services Commission: Community Legal Service, Criminal Defence Service; information, leaflets, and statutory material on publicly funded services

Sentencing Council for England and Wales: sentencing guidelines, press notices

Criminal Cases Review Commission: press releases, reports, publications

Parliamentary Counsel Office: information on legislative drafting

Law Commission: reports, working papers

Equality and Human Rights Commission (replaced the Commission for Racial Equality, the Equal Opportunities Commission, and the Disability Rights Commission in October 2007): information on rights and freedoms, news releases, publications relating to disability, gender, and race

Disability Conciliation Service: information, case studies

Crown Prosecution Service: information about its role, press releases, information for victims and witnesses, links to other sites (including Serious Fraud Office, Police, Prison Service, and Probation Service)

Office for Judicial Complaints: information about complaints, news and press releases, links to other sites

The Judiciary (website of the judges, magistrates, and tribunal members in England and Wales): information about their work, biographies of, and speeches by, senior judiciary, learning resources, press releases, judgments, and practice directions

Judicial Studies Board, which, since 1979, has been responsible for training full and part-time judges in England and Wales, and for overseeing the training of lay magistrates and chairmen and members of tribunals: specimen direction on the respective functions of judge and jury, and on the burden and standard of proof, in criminal trials, publications, news, useful links

Administrative Justice and Tribunals Council: information and news, reports, electronic newsletter

ADR Now (web site operated by the Advice Services Alliance (ASA), the umbrella body for independent advice services in the UK): information about, and independent overview of, all types of ADR

Civil Mediation Council: statement of objectives, list of accredited mediation providers, information library, news

Financial Ombudsman Service: information about settling disputes between customers and financial services providers, news, publications

Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration: information about complaints procedures, news, publications