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UK Law Reports

Law reports from published UK law reports series (for example, The Law Reports, All England Law Reports and The Weekly Law Reports) are available at Cardiff University in both print and electronic format.

Published law reports in print format are held on the shelves of Cardiff University’s libraries, while differing collections of law reports series in electronic format can be found on Lexis®Library, Westlaw UK, The English Reports, HeinOnline, Family Law Online and i-law.com.

The A-Z list of UK Law Reports below lists both electronic and print format law reports series available at Cardiff University, along with the yearly coverage for each holding and links to relevant databases and Voyager records.

Official Transcripts

An official transcript of a judgment will provide the full text of a judgment but without the catchwords, headnote, etc that you would expect to find with a judgment reported in a published law report series. If a judgment is unreported (i.e. not reported in a law report series) an official transcript may provide the only way of obtaining the full text of a judgment.

Official transcripts of cases can be found on a number of databases. However, the coverage of official transcripts varies between databases:

  • Lexis®Library holds official transcripts dating back to 1980.
  • Westlaw UK holds official transcripts dating back to 1999. Official Transcripts on Westlaw will have a citation that consists of a year, WL and a six digit number, for example, 2002 WL 498831.
  • Lawtel holds official transcripts dating back to 1980. Official transcripts of cases can be accessed from the case summary screen on Lawtel using the Full Text link when available.   
  • BAILLI holds official transcripts dating back to 1996.  

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Neutral Citations

The Neutral citation system was introduced in England and Wales in January 2001 and now applies to all judgments from the Supreme Court, Privy Council, Court of Appeal and all divisions of the High Court and is designed to make it easier to retrieve judgments that appear on the Internet. Please note: a neutral citation is not a reference to a law report series.

The neutral citation generally consists of the following: the year, court, case number and division (if required) i.e. [2003] EWHC 2766 (Ch) refers to case number 2766 of 2003 from the Chancery Division of the England and Wales High Court.

The Citations page on the BAILII website provides further information on neutral citations including the format of neutral citations for the various courts and divisions covered by the neutral citation system.

For advice on citing cases and other legal documents when writing an essay, case comment or dissertation please refer to the Citing legal documents guide and the Citing the Law tutorial.

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Non-UK Law Reports

Lexis®Library and Westlaw UK have large holdings of non UK law reports including an extensive range of US law reports.  

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Legal Abbreviations

If you are unsure of a particular law report citation or abbreviation, try the Cardiff Index to Legal Abbreviations.

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A-Z list of UK Law Reports

Below is a list of both electronic and print format UK law reports series available at Cardiff University, along with the yearly coverage for each holding and links to relevant databases and Voyager records.

Click on the blue database links to be taken to the database's home page/welcome screen or click on Printed Copy to be taken to a law reports' Voyager catalogue record. There is a Help section with further information on how to find law reports on Lexis®Library, Westlaw UK and i-law.com.

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                                             Law Reports A
TitleHoldingsSource
Administrative Court Digest2001-Westlaw UK
Administrative Court Digest2001-2004Printed Copy
Advertising Standards Authority: ASA Case Reports1991-2000Printed Copy
All England Law Reports1936-Lexis®Library
All England Law Reports1936-Printed Copy
All England Law Reports (Commercial Cases)1999-Lexis®Library
All England Law Reports (Commercial Cases)2000-Printed Copy
All England Law Reports (European Cases)1995-Lexis®Library
All England Law Reports (European Cases)1995-Printed Copy
All England Reporter1997-Lexis®Library
All England Law Reports Reprints1558-1935Lexis®Library
All England Law Reports Reprints1558-1935Printed Copy
All England Reprint Extension1861-1935Lexis®Library
Aspinall's Reports of Maritime Cases1870-1940Printed Copy

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B

 

                                             Law Reports B
TitleHoldingsSource
Bankruptcy and Personal Insolvency Reports1996-Lexis®Library
British Company Cases1983-Westlaw UK
British Company Cases1990-Printed Copy
British Maritime Cases1648-1871Printed Copy
British Tax Cases1982-2004Printed Copy
Building Law ReportsLast 12 monthsi-law.com - password
Building Law Reports1983-Printed Copy
Business Law Reports2007-Westlaw UK
Butterworths Company Law Cases1983-Lexis®Library
Butterworths Company Law Cases1983-Printed Copy
Butterworths Family Court Reports1987-Lexis®Library
Butterworths Family Court Reports2000-Printed Copy
Butterworths Human Rights Cases1996-Lexis®Library
Butterworths Intellectual Property and Technology Cases1999-Lexis®Library
Butterworths Local Government Reports1997-Lexis®Library
Butterworths Local Government Reports1999-Printed Copy
Butterworths Medico Legal Reports1986-Lexis®Library
Butterworths Medico Legal Reports1992-Printed Copy
Butterworths Scottish Case Digests2000-Lexis®Library
Butterworths Trading Law Cases1986-1988Lexis®Library
Butterworths Workmen's Compensation Cases1944-1950Lexis®Library  
Butterworths Workmen's Compensation Cases1915-1949Printed Copy

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                                             Law Reports C
TitleHoldingsSource
CCH Commercial Law Cases 2003-Password
CCH Commercial Law Cases1996-1999Printed Copy
Civil Procedure Reports2000-Westlaw UK
Commercial Law Reports1981-1983Printed Copy
Common Market Law Reports1962-Westlaw UK
Common Market Law Reports1962-Printed Copy
Commercial Law Cases1994-Westlaw UK
Commercial Law Cases2000-Printed Copy
Construction Law Reports1985-Lexis®Library
Construction Law Reports1985-Printed Copy
Costs Law Reports1910- [incomplete]Westlaw UK
County Courts Chronicle
and Gazette of Bankruptcy
1868-1871Printed Copy
Cox's Criminal Cases1843-1940Printed Copy
Cox's Magistrates Cases1859-1880Printed Copy
Criminal Appeal Reports1987-2001Lexis®Library
Criminal Appeal Reports1909-Westlaw UK
Criminal Appeal Reports1909-Printed Copy
Criminal Appeal Reports Sentencing1979-Westlaw UK
Criminal Appeal Reports Sentencing1979-Printed Copy
Criminal Law Review1986-Westlaw UK
Criminal Law Review1954-Printed Copy
CSR Case Reports2003-Lexis®Library

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D

 

                                             Law Reports D
TitleHoldingsSource
De-Rating Rating Appeals1950-1961Lexis®Library

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E

                                             Law Reports E
TitleHoldingsSource
Education Law Reports1995-Lexis®Library
Elder Law and Finance2001-2002Lexis®Library
English Reports1220-1865Westlaw UK, HeinOnline
and CommonLII
English Reports1220-1865Printed Copy
Entertainment & Media Law Reports1993-Westlaw UK
Entertainment & Media Law Reports1993-Printed Copy
Environmental Law Reports1993-Westlaw UK
Environmental Law Reports1997-Printed Copy
Estates Gazette Digest of Cases1945-1983Lexis®Library
Estates Gazette Digest of Cases1997-Printed Copy
Estates Gazette Law Reports1985-Lexis®Library
Estates Gazette Law Reports1985-Printed Copy
Estates Gazette Planning Law Reports1988-Lexis®Library
European Commercial Cases1978-Westlaw UK
European Commercial Cases1978-1985Printed Copy
European Copyright & Design Reports2000-Westlaw UK
European Court Reports1954-Westlaw UK
(from the home
page click on EU
then the Cases
link under Browse)
European Court Reports1954-Printed Copy
European Court Reports, Reports of European Staff Cases1994-Printed Copy
European Human Rights Reports1979-Westlaw UK
European Law Reports1997-2006HeinOnline
European National Patent Reports2000-2003Westlaw UK
European Patent Office Reports1979-Westlaw UK
European Trade Mark Reports1996-Westlaw UK

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F

 

                                             Law Reports F
TitleHoldingsSource
Family Court Reporter1987-1999Lexis®Library
Family Court Reporter1987-1999 [incomplete]Printed Copy
Family Law Reports1869-Family Law Online
Family Law Reports1980-Printed Copy
Family Law Reports (Scottish)1997-Westlaw UK
Fleet Street Patent Law Reports1966-1977Westlaw UK
Fleet Street Patent Law Reports1967-1977Printed Copy
Fleet Street Reports1978-Westlaw UK
Fleet Street Reports1978-Printed Copy
Fraser's Court of Session Cases, 5th Series1899-1906Westlaw UK

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G

 

                                             Law Reports D
TitleHoldingsSource
Goode: Consumer Credit Reports1882-Lexis®Library

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H

 

                                             Law Reports H
TitleHoldingsSource
Housing Law Reports (Scottish)1997-Westlaw UK
Human Rights Law Reports UK Cases2000-Westlaw UK
Housing Law Reports1981 -Westlaw UK
Housing Law Reports1981-2005Printed Copy

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I

 

                                             Law Reports I
TitleHoldingsSource
Immigration Appeal Reports1970-Printed Copy
Independent Law Reports2000-Lexis®Library
Independent Law Reports2000-Printed Copy
Industrial Cases Reports1972-Westlaw UK
Industrial Cases Reports1975-Printed Copy
Industrial Court Reports1972-1974Printed Copy
Industrial Relations Law Reports1972-Lexis®Library
Industrial Tribunal Reports1972-1977Lexis®Library
Industrial Tribunal Reports1966-1978Printed Copy
International Tax Law Reports1998-Lexis®Library
International Trusts and Estates Law Reports1998-Lexis®Library
International Litigation Procedure1990-Westlaw UK

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J

 

                                             Law Reports J
TitleHoldingsSource
Journal of Planning & Environment Law1990-Westlaw UK
Journal of Planning & Environment Law1973-Printed Copy
Journal of Planning Law1948-1957Printed Copy
Journal of Planning & Property Law1958-1972Printed Copy
Justice of the Peace and Local Government Review Reports1982-1983Lexis®Library
Justice of the Peace and Local Government Review Reports1932-1975Printed Copy
Justice of the Peace Reports1984-Lexis®Library
Justice of the Peace Reports1988-Printed Copy
Justiciary Cases1930-Westlaw UK

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K

 

                                             Law Reports K
TitleHoldingsSource
Knight's Industrial Reports1988-Lexis®Library
Knight's Industrial Reports1988-Printed Copy

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L

 

                                             Law Reports L
TitleHoldingsSource
Landlord and Tenant Reports1998-Westlaw UK
Law Journal Reports1946-1949Lexis®Library
Law Journal Reports1931-1949Printed Copy
Law Reports,
Admiralty and Ecclesiastical Cases (First Series)
1865-1875Lexis®Library
Law Reports,
Admiralty and Ecclesiastical Cases (First Series)
1865-1875Westlaw UK
Law Reports,
Admiralty and Ecclesiastical Cases (First Series)
1865-1875Printed Copy
Law Reports,
Appeal Cases (Second Series)
1875-1890Lexis®Library
Law Reports,
Appeal Cases (Second Series)
1875-1890Westlaw UK
Law Reports,
Appeal Cases (Second Series)
1875-1890Printed Copy
Law Reports,
Appeal Cases (Third Series)
1891-Lexis®Library
Law Reports,
Appeal Cases (Third Series)
1891-Westlaw UK
Law Reports,
Appeal Cases (Third Series)
1891-Printed Copy
Law Reports, Chancery
Appeal Cases (First Series)
1865-1875Lexis®Library
Law Reports, Chancery
Appeal Cases (First Series)
1891-Westlaw UK
Law Reports, Chancery
Appeal Cases (First Series)
1891-Printed Copy
Law Reports, Chancery
Division (Second Series)
1875-1890Lexis®Library
Law Reports, Chancery
Division (Second Series)
1875-1890Westlaw UK
Law Reports, Chancery
Division(Second Series)
1875-1890Printed Copy
Law Reports, Chancery
Division (Third Series)
1890-Lexis®Library
Law Reports, Chancery
Division (Third Series)
1890-Westlaw UK
Law Reports, Chancery
Division (Third Series)
1890-Printed Copy
Law Reports, Common
Pleas (First Series)
1865-75Lexis®Library
Law Reports, Common
Pleas (First Series)
1865-75Westlaw UK
Law Reports, Common
Pleas (First Series)
1865-75Printed Copy
Law Reports, Common
Pleas Division (First Series)
1875-80Lexis®Library
Law Reports, Common
Pleas Division (First Series)
1875-80Westlaw UK
Law Reports, Common
Pleas Division (First Series)
1875-80Printed Copy
Law Reports, Crown Cases
Reserved (First Series)
1865-1875Lexis®Library
Law Reports, Crown Cases
Reserved (First Series)
1865-1875Westlaw UK
Law Reports, Crown Cases
Reserved (First Series)
1865-1875Printed Copy
Law Reports, English and
Irish Appeals (First Series)
1866-1875Lexis®Library
Law Reports, English and
Irish Appeals (First Series)
1866-1875Westlaw UK
Law Reports, English and
Irish Appeals (First Series)
1866-1875Printed Copy
Law Reports,
Equity Cases (First Series)
1865-1875Lexis®Library
Law Reports,
Equity Cases (First Series)
1865-1875Westlaw UK
Law Reports,
Equity Cases (First Series)
1865-1875Printed Copy
Law Reports,
Exchequer Cases (First Series)
1865-1875Lexis®Library
Law Reports,
Exchequer Cases (First Series)
1865-1875Westlaw UK
Law Reports,
Exchequer Cases (First Series)
1865-1875Printed Copy
Law Reports,
Exchequer Division
1875-1880Lexis®Library
Law Reports,
Exchequer Division
1875-1880Westlaw UK
Law Reports,
Exchequer Division
1875-1880Printed Copy
Law Reports, Family Division1972-Lexis®Library
Law Reports, Family Division1972-Westlaw UK
Law Reports, Family Division1972-Printed Copy
Law Reports, Kings Bench1901-1952Lexis®Library
Law Reports, Kings Bench1901-1952Westlaw UK
Law Reports, Kings Bench1901-1952Printed Copy
Law Reports,
Privy Council Appeal Cases
1865-1875Lexis®Library
Law Reports,
Privy Council Appeal Cases
1865-1875Westlaw UK
Law Reports,
Privy Council Appeal Cases
1865-1875Printed Copy
Law Reports,
Probate (Third Series)
1891-1971Lexis®Library
Law Reports,
Probate (Third Series)
1891-1971Westlaw UK
Law Reports,
Probate (Third Series)
1891-1971Printed Copy
Law Reports, Probate and
Divorce Cases (First Series)
1865-1875Lexis®Library
Law Reports, Probate and
Divorce Cases (First Series)
1865-1875Westlaw UK
Law Reports, Probate and
Divorce Cases (First Series)
1865-1875Printed Copy
Law Reports, Probate,
Divorce & Admiralty Division
1875-1890Lexis®Library
Law Reports, Probate,
Divorce & Admiralty Division
1875-1890Westlaw UK
Law Reports, Probate,
Divorce & Admiralty Division
1875-1890Printed Copy
Law Reports,
Queens Bench (First Series)
1865-1875Lexis®Library
Law Reports,
Queens Bench (First Series)
1865-1875Westlaw UK
Law Reports,
Queens Bench (First Series)
1865-1875Printed Copy
Law Reports,
Queens Bench Division
1875-1890Lexis®Library
Law Reports,
Queens Bench Division
1875-1890Westlaw UK
Law Reports,
Queens Bench Division
1875-1890Printed Copy
Law Reports, Queens Bench
Division (Third Series)
1891-1901, 1952-Lexis®Library
Law Reports, Queens Bench
Division (Third Series)
1891-1901, 1952-Westlaw UK
Law Reports, Queens Bench
Division (Third Series)
1891-1901, 1952-Printed Copy
Law Reports,
House of Lords, Scotch and Divorce Appeals
1866-1875Lexis®Library
Law Reports,
House of Lords, Scotch and Divorce Appeals
1866-1875Westlaw UK
Law Reports,
House of Lords, Scotch and Divorce Appeals
1866-1875Printed Copy
Law Reports,
Probate (Third Series)
1891-1971Lexis®Library
Law Reports,
Probate (Third Series)
1891-1971Westlaw UK
Law Reports,
Probate (Third Series)
1891-1971Printed Copy
Law Reports of the Commonwealth1995-Lexis®Library
Law Times Reports1918-1965Lexis®Library
Law Times Reports1918-1947Printed Copy
Legal Decisions
Affecting Bankers
1945-1986Lexis®Library
Licensing Law Reports2001-Lexis®Library
Lloyd's Law Reports1968-i-law.com (i-law Maritime & Commercial database) - password
Lloyd's Law Reports1968-Printed Copy
Lloyd's Law Reports,
Insurance and Reinsurance
1992-i-law.com - password
Lloyd's Law Reports,
Insurance and Reinsurance
1998-Printed Copy
Lloyd's Law Reports
Medical
1998-2006i-law.com - password
Lloyd's Law Reports
Medical
1998-2006Printed Copy
Lloyd's List Law Reports1919-1967Printed Copy
Lloyd's List Law Reports1919-1967i-law.com (i-law Maritime & Commercial database) - password
Lloyd's Reinsurance
Law Reports
1995-1997Printed Copy
Lloyd's Reinsurance Law Reports1995-1997i-law.com - password
Local Government Reports1999-Lexis®Library
Local Government Reports1999-Printed Copy
LS Law Medical2006-2009i-law.com - password
LS Law Medical2006-2009Printed Copy

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M

                                             Law Reports N
TitleHoldingsSource
Medical Law Reports2010-Printed Copy
Medical Law Reports2010-i-law.com - password

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N

 

                                             Law Reports N
TitleHoldingsSource
New Law Journal1986-Lexis®Library
New Law Journal1965-Printed Copy
Northern Ireland
Commissioners' Decisions
1962-1983Printed Copy
Northern Ireland Law Reports1945-Lexis®Library
Northern Ireland Law Reports1925-Printed Copy

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O

 

                                             Law Reports D
TitleHoldingsSource
Occupational Pensions Law Reports1992-2005Lexis®Library
Offshore Financial Law Reports1996-1998Lexis®Library

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P

 

                                             Law Reports P
TitleHoldingsSource
Personal Injuries and Quantum
Reports
1992-Westlaw UK
Personal Injuries and Quantum
Reports
1992-Printed Copy
Planning and Compensation
Reports
1949-1967Westlaw UK
Planning and Compensation
Reports
1949-1967Printed Copy
Planning Appeal Decisions1986-Westlaw UK
Property and Compensation
Reports
1968-1985Westlaw UK
Property and Compensation
Reports
1968-1985Printed Copy
Property, Planning
and Compensation Reports
1986-Westlaw UK
Property, Planning
and Compensation Reports
1986-Printed Copy
Professsional Negligence
and Liability Reports
1955-Westlaw UK
Public and Third Sector Reports2009-Westlaw UK
Public and Third Sector Reports (Case Summaries)2009-Westlaw UK

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R

 

                                             Law Reports R
TitleHoldingsSource
Rating and Income Tax Reports1946-1961Lexis®Library
Rating and Valuation Reporter1961-2000Lexis®Library
Reparation Law Reports (Scottish)1996-Westlaw UK
Reparation Law Reports, Quantum Cases (Scottish)1996-1997Westlaw UK
Reports of Patent, Design and Trade Mark Cases1939-1997Lexis®Library
Reports of Patent, Design and Trade Mark Cases1977-Westlaw UK
Reports of Patent, Design and Trade Mark Cases1884-Printed Copy
Revised Reports1785-1866Printed Copy
Road Traffic Reports1970-Westlaw UK
Ryde's Rating Cases1956-1979Lexis®Library
Ryde's Rating Cases1956-1979Printed Copy

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S

 

                                             Law Reports S
TitleHoldingsSource
Scots Law Times1893-Westlaw UK
Scots Law Times1900-Printed Copy
Scottish Case Digests2000-Lexis®Library
Scottish Civil Law Reports1986-Lexis®Library
Scottish Criminal Case Reports1981-Lexis®Library
Scottish Criminal Cases2007-Westlaw UK
Session Cases1930-Lexis®Library
Session Cases1907-Westlaw UK
Session Cases1821-Printed Copy
Simon's Tax Cases1973-Lexis®Library
Simon's Tax Cases1973-Printed Copy
Simon's Tax Cases, Special
Commissioner's Decisions
1995-Lexis®Library
Simon's Tax Cases, Special
Commissioner's Decisions
1995-Printed Copy
Solicitors Journal1925-Printed Copy
State Trials1163-1820Printed Copy
State Trials, New Series1820-1858Printed Copy

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                                             Law Reports T
TitleHoldingsSource
Tax Cases1875-Lexis®Library
Tax Cases1875-Printed Copy
Times Law Reports1985-Lexis®Library
Times Law Reports1985- [incomplete]Printed Copy
Trading Law Reports1985-1993Printed Copy
Trading Law and Trading Law Reports1994-1998Printed Copy

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V

W

 

                                             Law Reports W
TitleHoldingsSource
Weekly Law Reports1953-Westlaw UK
Weekly Law Reports1953-Printed Copy
Weekly Notes of Cases1878-1952Printed Copy
Weekly Reporter1856-1906Printed Copy

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A-Z list of UK Law Reports - Help

Lexis®Library

Searching UK law reports on Lexis®Library

To search across all full text UK law reports held on Lexis®Library, from the Home page click on Cases on the navigation bar to be taken to the Cases search screen. With the Sources field set as All Subscribed Cases Sources enter your search terms and click on Search.

To search a single series of UK law reports held on Lexis®Library, from the Home page click on Cases on the navigation bar to be taken to the Cases search, then click on the More sources link found below the Sources field. From the next page click on Cases to view a complete list of UK law reports held on Lexis®Library. Click on the law report title that you want to search then click on OK – Continue. You will be returned to the law reports search screen where your chosen law report will appear in the Sources field. Enter your search terms and click on Search.

Browsing UK law reports on Lexis®Library

To browse the contents of the UK law reports on Lexis®Library, from the Home page click on Cases on the navigation bar to be taken to the Cases search screen, then click on Browse on the left hand side of the screen to display a list of all the UK law report series held on Lexis®Library. The contents of the law reports can be viewed by clicking on the + (plus) sign to the left of a law report series title, then drilling down through the contents of the holdings using the + (plus) to the left of each heading. Click on a case name to view the full text of a law report.

Westlaw

Searching UK law reports on Westlaw UK

To search across all full text UK law reports held on Westlaw UK, from the home page click on Cases from the links at the top of the screen to be taken to the basic Cases search screen, then click on Advanced Search to access additional fields to enable a more detailed search. Enter your search terms and click on Search.

To search a single series of UK law reports held on Westlaw UK from the home page click on Cases from the links at the top of the screen to be taken to the basic Cases search screen, click on Law Reports and Official Transcripts at the bottom of the screen then click on the title of the law report series. You will be taken to a search screen for your chosen law report. Enter your search terms and click Search.

Browsing UK law reports on Westlaw UK

To browse the contents of the UK law reports held on Westlaw UK from the home page click on Cases from the links at the top of the screen to be taken to the basic Cases search screen, click on Law Reports and Official Transcripts at the bottom of the screen then click on the title of the law report series you would like to browse, followed by the year, then the citation link to view the full text of a law report.

i-law.com

To search or browse a law report held on i-law.com, obtain the i-law.com password by clicking on the password link in the right hand column of a relevant law report then click on the i-law.com link, in the same column. Enter the i-law.com username and password then click on continue followed by My Subscriptions to access the law report title. Click on Search to access a search screen or Browse to browse the contents of the title.

For further information contact a member of staff from the Law Library or Legal Practice Library.