Today, we are very pleased to announce our new collection of Irish case law is available on JustisOne.
The Justis Irish Cases (JIC) and the Judgments in the Law Library (JILL), including signed PDFs of the judgments, are now available on our most advanced case law research service yet, creating the most comprehensive collection of Irish case law online.
This update marks a significant change in the accessibility of Irish case law, as previously the JILL collection has only been available online to members of the Bar Council. We are pleased to say this has now changed and the JILL collection is available to everyone, exclusively through our services.
The Case Collection
JILL, the collection from The Law Library, is an archive of unreported judgments which date back to 1932. The collection began in print, as unreported reports were compiled into what became known as the Red Volumes. In 1983, the Bar Council made the content available electronically; however the database was only available in the Law Library itself, hence the name Judgments in the Law Library. In 2005, we began hosting the collection online, but subscriptions were only available to members of The Bar of Ireland.
In June 2016, we partnered with the Bar Council and after months of negotiations, an agreement was reached to combine JILL with our pre-existing Justis Irish Cases (JIC) collection.
The Justis Irish Cases (JIC) launched in 2012, and is an authoritative series of Court of Appeal and Supreme Court Irish cases including reported and unreported cases from 1998 onwards. Cases have headnotes written by our editors, and are published within 48-72 hours of a case being handed down in most cases. The JIC is commonly cited in the Irish Courts.
Since then, we have been working hard to prepare this combined collection on our new service JustisOne, ensuring it’s easier for you to search and analysis the database. The content is now available, and you can subscribe to the Irish collection by itself, or in conjunction with the other jurisdictions offered.
The Irish Reports are available as a Bolt-On to the core Irish package.
Improving Access to Case Law Online
At Justis, improving access to the common law online is our central goal. One customer told us that being able to access the JILL collection online would “change his life”, as previously, he had to travel from Tipperary to Dublin just to access the documents in the library – a trip he had to make on a monthly basis, therefore we are delighted to have been able to make a difference.
We extend a huge thanks to the Bar Council for making this possible and look forward to bringing more content online to provide easier access to legal information across the globe.