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Old Cases

Because of the doctrine of precedent, older cases are still relevant in English law today.

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The Law Reports
Call Number: PR KF55
This is a good source for cases after 1865.
Also available in electronic format via Westlaw International

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All England Law Reports Reprint - [A.E.R. Rep.]
Call Number: PR KF60 A4
Contains a selection of cases from 1558 to 1935.
Continued by All England Law Reports

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English Reports - [ER]
Call Number: PR KF53 E6
This is the best source. It consists of reprints of the decisions of the English Courts prior to 1866. The English reports reproduce over 74 reports series covering court decisions from 1220 to 1865.

Also available in electronic formats on:
  - CD-ROM: 1998
  - Databases: Westlaw and HeinOnline
  - Online: CommonLII >> Databases >> English Reports (1220-1873) http://www.commonlii.org/uk/cases/EngR/

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The Revised Reports - [Rev.Rep]
Call Number: PR KF53 R2
Cases which do not appear in the English Reports may appear in The Revised Reports, coverage 1785/90-1865-66.

 

Recent Cases

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Weekly Law Reports - [WLR]
Call Number: KF55 W2
ISBN: 00193518
Use the Weekly Law Reports or the brief case reports published in major newspapers such as The Times.

Also available in electronic format by title search under Find@HKUL via Westlaw International

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Times Law Reports - [TLR]
Call Number: PR KF60 T4 F
ISBN: 0958-0441
Contains reprints of law reports published in The Times newspaper. Also available in electronic format via Lexis.com

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Current Law Monthly Digest
Call Number: PR KF85 C93
ISBN: 0968-3194
Published monthly, has very brief summaries of new cases.

General Legal Journals
Such as New Law Journal and Law Society's Gazette, and journals specializing in the subject area will usually note interesting new cases for their readers.

 

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