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Justis provides court judgments, law reports and legislation from multiple common law jurisdictions.

Our judgments database includes significantly more UK superior court judgments than any other provider,
and extensive coverage from jurisdictions including Ireland, Australia, Canada, and the Caribbean.

Coverage overview

The UK core provides the largest collection of UK superior court judgments available online dating back to 1852, and the full legislative history of the UK from 1235. Over 100 new cases are added every week, including reported and unreported cases.

The database contains all UK Statutes from 1235 to the present day, including repealed legislation and all Acts from the inception of the Scottish Parliament. All legislation is as enacted, with subsequent amendments listed beside the Act. You can follow direct links to other services to access the consolidated version.

The database provides secondary legislation, with content sourced from the HMSO Statutory Rules and Orders and Statutory Instruments revised to December 31st 1948 collection, and the HMSO yearly volumes after that date. It also contains Local and Private Acts from 1797.

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Justis launched its official collection of Irish case law in 2012, containing superior court reported and unreported judgments from 1998 onwards, known as Justis Irish Cases (JIC). JIC is an authoritative series, with headnotes written by our editors, and is commonly cited in the Irish courts.

We are delighted to have now combined our own collection with the Bar Council Law Library’s vast archive of unreported cases. Previously only accessible to members of the Bar, we are pleased to make these documents available to anyone for the first time.

The Ireland core includes PDFs of the original court documents, signed and approved by the judges in each case.

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Over 60,000 reported and unreported cases from Canada’s higher national and provincial courts, with around 80 new cases added each week.

All of our cases are cross-referenced across jurisdictions. This enables you to understand legal precedent in a global context, and find binding or persuasive authorities from other countries.

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Over 250,000 cases from Australia’s higher courts and regional courts, with around 80 new cases added each week.

All of our cases are cross-referenced across jurisdictions.This enables you to understand legal precedent in a global context, and discover binding or persuasive authorities from other countries.

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The Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court repository is a vital series of high-level decisions from 9 different jurisdictions, including over 4,000 important precedents from 2003 to the present day.

The Jamaican series is comprised of nearly 4,000 judgments from Jamaica’s Court of Appeal, Supreme Court and Revenue Court. Exclusively available on Justis, it contains many persuasive decisions on a range of topics, including crime, banking, shipping, communications, civil procedure, insurance, contract law and family law.

Our Bermuda, British Virgin Islands (BVI) and Cayman Islands cases are essential resources for anyone interested in off-shore territories, shareholder disputes, contractual issues, fraud, asset recovery, tracing claims and insolvency.

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The European core offers complete coverage of EU law from 1951 to the present day, including regulations, directives, decisions, legislative proposals and judgments of the European Court of Justice. Content is sourced from The Publications Office of the European Union, and fully cross-referenced with related domestic law including implementation measures, Statutory instruments and UK case law.

European law is notoriously difficult to research; by providing this content on our intuitive platform with direct links between EU and UK content, we bring you a far more user-friendly resource.

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The only publication which is entirely devoted to the regular and systematic reporting in English of decisions of international courts and arbitrators, and judgments of national courts.

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A fortnightly report of all significant cases heard in the Singapore Court of Appeal, High Court, and Constitutional Tribunal, selected by the Council of Law Reporting. The database includes a reissue from 1965 to 2009, with new headnotes and catchwords.

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An authoritative and definitive series of general law reports from Jersey, containing judgments from Jersey’s Royal Court and appeal courts.

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Law reports of British, Irish and international maritime cases.

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Broaden your search across multiple services with our index of legal material – covering content on over 100 services including Westlaw international, LexisNexis and ICLR.

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If you cannot see the content you are looking for please contact our team who may be able to help you find it.


Comprehensive research

Every case on Justis has been consistently categorised,
including reported cases and judgments directly from the courts. 

The Justis legal taxonomy is the most comprehensive legal categorisation model in the world, containing over 1.5 million terms.

It powers all of our search technology, so you can discover leading authorities, recent judgments and important precedents.

Why is more better?

Law reports cover only 20% of UK higher court cases. Finite resources result in many important precedents going unreported.

Thorough legal research demands a comprehensive database, and Justis hosts considerably more cases than any other platform – whether reported or not.

This brings you the tools to find key authorities, establish the status of the law, and reduce the risk of missing a key or persuasive case.

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