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Electronic Session Cases – Scottish case law

Coverage 1873 – Present
Format Internet
Data Provider Scottish Council of Law Reporting (SCLR)
Update Frequency 8 times per annum
Additional Info Exact replica PDFs available

Scotland’s most authoritative series of law reports

Session Cases takes precedence over all other case-law series in Scotland. With coverage starting in 1873, the current series of Session Cases offers all decisions reported in full, checked and revised by presiding judges before publication, all the key appellate decisions, civil and criminal, from Court of Session and High Court of Justiciary in Scotland. In addition, selected cases decided at first instance and all decisions on Scottish appeals to the House of Lords and the Privy Council are included. The database also includes Fraser’s Court of Session Cases from 1898 to 1905, and Rettie’s Session Cases from 1873 to 1897.

“Where a case has been reported in Session Cases it should be cited from that source… The report is authoritative, because the text will have been revised by the court.”

Observation by the Inner House in McGowan v Summit at Lloyd’s

Added Feature

These reports are available as printable PDFs that replicate the pagination of the hard copies exactly and are invaluable for use in court.

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