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The Advocate's Gateway LogoThe Advocate’s Gateway

  • Free access to practical, evidence-based guidance on vulnerable witnesses and defendants
  • Toolkits which provide advocates with general good practice guidance when preparing for trial in cases involving a witness or a defendant with communication needs
  • A list of cases which established key principles relevant to responding to vulnerable witnesses and defendants
  • Publications and other resources relevant to responses to vulnerable witnesses and defendants


  • Free access to British and Irish legal materials online
  • Over 50 case law databases that cover both courts and tribunals
  • Transcripts from courts in England and Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, UK, Ireland, Jersey and Europe
  • Links to world law resources covering Asia, Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, New Zealand, the USA and more

Cardiff Index to Legal Abbreviations LogoCardiff Index to Legal Abbreviations

  • Search for the meaning of abbreviations for English language legal publications, from the British Isles, the Commonwealth and the United States
  • Publications from over 295 jurisdictions
  • Abbreviations covering international and comparative law
  • Covers a wide selection of major foreign language law publications

EUR - Lex LogoEUR-Lex

  • Free access, in the 24 official EU languages, to:
  • The Official Journal of the European Union
  • EU law (EU treaties, directives, regulations, decisions, consolidated legislation, etc.)
  • Preparatory acts (legislative proposals, reports, green and white papers, etc.)
  • EU case-law (judgements, orders, etc.)
  • International agreements
  • EFTA document and other public documents
  • Allows you to follow legislative procedures
  • Updated daily and contains more than 3 million items with some texts dating back to 1951

Flag LogoFLAG – Foreign Law Guide

  • Locate foreign, international and comparative law in the UK’s academic, national and specialist law libraries
  • Provides key information about collections of foreign primary law materials, including:
  • Where to find foreign law in UK libraries
  • Print or microform collections of primary law in serial publication (legislation, law reports, digests, etc)
  • Collection descriptions and locations
  • Library contact and access details

GlobaLex LogoGlobaLex

  • A collection of international, foreign and comparative law research tools
  • Guides and articles written by scholars well known in their respective fields

Hudoc LogoHUDOC

  • Case-law of the Court, including Grand Chamber, Chamber and Committee judgments, decisions, communicated cases, advisory opinions and legal summaries from the Case-Law Information Note
  • Decisions and reports of the European Commission of Human Rights and the resolutions of the Committee of Ministers
  • Press releases issued by the Registry since 1 January 1999, available in English and French

  • ALL legislation from 1988 to present day
  • Most pre-1988 primary legislation
  • In some cases only the original published (as enacted) version is available

Lexadin LogoLexadin

  • Legislation from around the world freely accessible online
  • More than 70,000 links to legal sites in over 180 countries
  • Organised alphabetically by country
  • Includes an array of different areas of law (administrative, civil, commercial, etc.) as well as constitutional and human rights laws, and a list of law sources

Logo for database of the National Archives EU Exit Web ArchiveThe National Archives EU Exit Web Archive

  • A wide selection of documents taken from EUR-Lex
  • Includes Treaties, legislative documents, the Official Journal of the EU, case law and other supporting materials, and judgements of the European Court of Justice in English, French and German
  • This collection will continue to be updated up until the UK’s exit from the EU
  • Once the UK has left the European Union, it will provide a comprehensive and official UK reference point for EU law as it stood at the time of the UK’s exit

The National Archives Find Case Law

  • A new public database of court rulings launched by the government and managed by the National Archives on behalf of the Ministry of Justice
  • The database will begin by publishing court and tribunal decisions from the superior courts of record including: The Supreme Court, Court of Appeal, High Court, and Upper Tribunals
  • Going forward, the National Archives will continue to work with the Ministry of Justice and the Judiciary to include judgments from more courts and
    tribunals and to add historical judgments to the service

The Supreme Court LogoThe Supreme Court

  • A video archive of past hearings that complements the court’s existing live streaming service
  • View Current cases or Decided cases and access the morning and/or afternoon sessions on the dates that the case was heard

UK Treaties Online LogoUK Treaties Online

  • Over 14,000 treaties involving the UK
  • Research the existence of treaties
  • Find important information, such as the place and date of signature and entry into force date
  • See which states or organisations participate in them

UN Treaty Collection LogoUnited Nations Treaty Collection

  • Information on the status of over 500 major multilateral instruments deposited with the Secretary-General of the United Nations
  • Includes the texts of reservations, declarations and objections
  • Covers a range of subject matter such as human rights, disarmament, commodities, refugees, the environment and the law of the sea

WorldLII LogoWorldLII

  • A single search facility for over 270 databases from 48 jurisdictions in 20 countries
  • Decisions of international Courts and Tribunals, a number of Asian countries, and from South Africa
  • Case-law, legislation, treaties, law reform reports, law journals, and other materials are included

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