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Foreign Law by Jurisdiction: England/United Kingdom

This guide lists essential print and online sources for researching foreign law. NOTE: First 4 tabs list important general sources that might not be repeated in the dropdown tabs.

British Law Databases & major sources

Finding case citations & updating English law

For additional guidance on updating English law, especially "noting up" cases by using classic print sources, see Stephen E. Young, "Shepardizing®" English Law, 90 Law Libr. J. 209 (1998)

British Treaty Sources

British Law Research Guides

A Guide to the UK Legal System, GlobaLex by Sara Carter and Hester Swift

Finding English Law: Quick Access to Key Titles (2d ed.) by John Eaton
Describes English law in 97 areas, with lists of leading texts on each topic. 

Index to Legal Citations and Abbreviations by Donald Raistrick

Scottish Legal History, GlobaLex by Yasmin Morais

Scottish Legal Research, by Mindy Kent. 

British Law in the Library

Materials will be located in B2 North (map), with call numbers beginning as follows:

KD: England and Wales: Includes English Reports, and earlier volumes of the Law Reports Statutes, Halsbury's Statutes of England, the Statutory Instruments, Halsbury's Laws of England, and the Law Reports. See left-hand box on this page for current online sources. 

KDC : Scotland

KDE : Northern Ireland

KDG : Isle of Mann, Channel Islands