British and Irish Legal Information Institute
BAILII is a charity who operates an interactive database of full text primary legal
materials available without charge on the Internet. You can find British and Irish
case law & legislation, European Union case law, Law Commission reports, and
other law-related British and Irish material, including all High Court and Court of
Community Legal Service
Community Legal Advice is funded by the Legal Services Commission delivered in
partnership with independent advice agencies to provide legal help to the public.
The site includes a search directory of solicitors and legal advisors linked to legal
issues and locality, also a calculator to check whether clients qualify for “legal aid”.
There are also factsheets and leaflets about different types of legal issues including
debt related problems.
A very good commentary site regarding bills before parliament and forthcoming
Her Majesty’s Court Service
An indispensable site, providing details of court fees and all court forms and leaflets
which are downloadable. The site provides access and guidance to the online
claims service. It includes a facility for tracking claims and has details of all court
addresses in the UK and has a directory to check which county court has
jurisdiction in a particular location. The site has daily listing of cases in the Royal
Courts of Justice and also provides many Court of Appeal judgments.
House of Lords Judgments
Contains the transcripts of all House of Lords Judgments handed down since
UK based Legal Information Service A good legal resource site which provides a
gateway to an enormous amount of legal information, resources and material
(some material at a cost). The site lists and links all Local Authorities including
departments, Solicitors, ADR services and Barristers.
Incorporated Council of Law Reporting
Includes access to Daily Law Notes which provide a free summary of cases, often
just 24 hours after the judgment has been handed down. It also contains a useful
list of Court Reference Abbreviations.
The Law Commission
The Law Commission is the statutory independent body created to keep the law
under review and to recommend reform where it is needed. The site includes law
presently under review by the Law Commission with reports and consultations
Legal Resources in the UK
One of the best legal resources sites with information and links to lawyers and
solicitors, listing those with free initial advice and those in specialist areas. The site
provides information about CPD and training with a section for law students. There
is also information about legal publishers, free case law and legal research
Office of Public Sector Information
The office responsible for regulating public sector information, which was formerly
done by the HMSO. The site offers free access to all Acts of Parliament since 1988
including statutory instruments, and many but not all from 1837 onwards, including
the Consumer Credit Act. The site provides information, guidance and regulations
on many topics including copyright, reproduction and publication of information.
Property Law UK
This site is maintained by Barrister Garry Webster and contains a property law
updating service and research tool and provides access to training, mediators,
links, courses, books and more. (Subscription required).
Numerous firms of solicitors have websites that contain useful briefings and
articles, and there are many other legal and legally related sites. Some firms of
solicitors also provide a free email updating service. These include:
Wragge & Co at www.wragge.com
TLT Solicitors at www.tltsolicitors.com
CMS Cammeron McKenna LLP at www.law-now.com/law-now/about.htm
Matthew Arnold and Baldwin (mabs) at www.upload-finance.com
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