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An instrumental tool for Caribbean practitioners

An instrumental tool for Caribbean practitioners

Posted by david-hand | 07 June 2018

The CariLaw database has been the go-to destination for many attorneys across the Caribbean region seeking case law since it began in 1970. While the CariLaw website may now be closed, an exciting new era for this invaluable resource and Caribbean case law research is just beginning.

Last year’s agreement between the University of West Indies Faculty of Law and Justis has brought the CariLaw collection onto JustisOne. This development has enabled Caribbean practitioners to access the most extensive database of Caribbean case law available anywhere, all in one location, alongside a range of innovative analysis tools designed to streamline the research process.

The Justis CariLaw collection, which contains over 53,000 cases across 18 Caribbean jurisdictions – including cases from the CCJ, Privy Council, Supreme courts, High courts, Appellate courts, and various specialist courts from across the Caribbean – can now be accessed alongside UK, Canadian, Australian, Irish and New Zealand case law.

Cross-jurisdictional case relationships


As a Caribbean attorney, you may also find the cross-jurisdictional case relationship features in JustisOne instrumental when finding binding and persuasive cases throughout the Caribbean and across the Commonwealth.

The technology behind JustisOne will scan and cross-reference full-text judgements with other cases across the Commonwealth, enabling you to view the passages within a judgement that have been subsequently cited, and then link directly to these passages within the subsequent cases.

Caribbean case law, CariLaw, JustisOne

Subsequently cited paragraphs are highlighted in magenta, resulting in a heat-map over the judgment so you can quickly see which parts of the case are likely to be of interest.

With the range of tools in JustisOne enhancing Caribbean legal research, we encourage attorneys to get in touch to find out more. We’re always excited to give complimentary personalised demonstrations to show you how beneficial JustisOne would be to your practice, and trials so that you can experience the service first-hand.

To find out more about JustisOne, our Caribbean content, or for a demonstration, please contact Dan Thomas, Business Development Consultant at Justis on Dan.Thomas@Justis.com or +44 (0) 20 7284 8080

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