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British and Irish Legal Information Institute
Created by AustLII, BAILII is a pilot service which provides 14 databases covering 5 jurisdictions [UK, England & Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Ireland]. It has 400 megabytes of legal materials and over 75,000 searchable documents with 2 million hypertext links.' It includes House of Lords decisions, UK Employment Appeal Tribunal Decisions, UK Social Security and Child Support Commissioner's Decisions, Court of Appeal of England and Wales Decisions, High Court of England and Wales Decisions, Scottish Court of Session Decisions, Scottish High Court Decisions, Scottish Sheriff Court Decisions, Northern Ireland Court of Appeal Decisions, Northern Ireland High Court Decisions, Northern Ireland LEGISLATION, Irish Supreme Court Decisions, Irish High Court Decisions and Irish Legislation. You can also search other material on BAILII by jursdiction and subject - this is an excellent new service and should continue to expand.

Blackstone's Commentarites on the Laws of England (1765-1769)
Sir William Blackstone.  Excellent reproduction from the Lonang Institute.  Fully formatted and easy to navigate and read

See also legal history

InfoLaw (UK)
Information for Lawyers Limited's Gateway to the UK Legal Internet. Includes topical comment and analysis on the UK legal web, lawyers' links, government links, legal resources (including resources by subject) and more.

Law Society of England & Wales
Information about the society, legal education, recruitment, professional raining and accreditation, law and policy, gazette, members' services, directory of solicitors, office for the supervision of solicitors.

Portal to Legal Sites and Resources in the UK
Good selection of resources.

Update to A Guide to the UK Legal System
Article by Sarah Carter Sarah Carter. Published at LLRX.com 1 August 2001

Waterlow Legal
'Essential Legal Contacts Directory'.


House of Commons, House of Lords, Explore Parliament (aimed at schools), Parliamentary services, index, enquiries and announcements.

The Law Commission (UK)
Information about the Commission and sections on common law, company and commercial law, criminal law, property and trust law and statute law. Also has a library section containing executive summaries and the full texts of all recent reports and consultation papers, a law under review section (summaries of current official law reform projects) and links to other sites.

Department for Constitutional Affiars (UK)

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7th June 2013