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How to use Halsbury's Laws of England
Bogged down with using the print volumes of Halsbury's Laws of England? The guides below give a step-by-step procedure to working through this encyclopedic work.
Still cannot trace the case?
The Digest : Annotated British, Commonwealth, and European cases
Call Number: PR KF85 E6 E3
Contains summaries of cases from all the Commonwealth jurisdictions. The last volumes contain a case index of all the cases referred to in the full set, together with their citations. More recent cases are listed in the front of the Cumulative supplement volume.
Maybe the case was published before 1947, or it may have been tried in another Commonwealth jurisdiction. Try:
Halsbury's Laws of England
Call Number: PR KF85 H1
5th ed. 2008-
Tables of Cases are contained in the final Index volumes, and more recent cases are listed in the Cumulative supplement and the looseleaf monthly Current service.
Also available in electronic format via Lexis Advance Hong Kong
Law Reports. Digest
Call Number: PR KF55 Z1
Includes digest of cases decided by the House of Lords, Privy Council, Superior Courts of Common Law and Equity, Admiralty and Ecclesiastical Courts, Courts for Probate, Divorce, and Matrimonial Causes, and for Crown Cases Reserved, and by the Court of Appeal, the several Divisions of the High Court of Justice, the Chief Judge in Bankruptcy, and the Railway and Canal Commission, together with a digest of the important statutes.
Continued by a regularly updated cumulative index entitled: Law reports. Index.
Law Reports. Index by
Call Number: PR KF55 Z2
These are useful sources for cases reported in several of the major series of reports.
Continues Law reports. Digest