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The Law Reports

Coverage 1865 – Present
Format Internet & DVD
Data Provider The Incorporated Council of Law Reporting (ICLR)
Update Frequency Monthly
Additional Info Exact replica PDFs available
Resources ICLR Special Issue

Unquestionably the most authoritative series of law reports in England and Wales and must always be cited in preference

The Law Reports is the most authoritative series of published reports of cases which constitute binding precedent in English Law. The database incorporates all earlier divisions of The Law Reports as well as the four modern divisions – the Court of Appeal, Chancery, Family and Queen's Bench Divisions.

The Law Reports are written by barristers and solicitors who are present in court for the hearing of the argument and the handing down of judgment. The Law Reports is the only series of reports to include the argument of counsel. Additionally, the reports are submitted to counsel and the judges prior to publication to ensure accuracy and authority.

Added Feature

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

"It will in future be permissible to cite a judgment reported in a series of reports, including those of The Incorporated Council of Law Reporting, by means of a copy of a reproduction of the judgment in electronic form that has been authorised by the publisher of the relevant series."

Lord Woolf CJ, Practice Direction, January 2001

[2001] 1 WLR 194

Important Note

A discount is available if you subscribe to both The Law Reports and The Weekly Law Reports on the Web.

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