Where can I find UK case laws?
The archived House of Lords judgments are the only case law that Parliament holds. For any other court decision you will need to use a legal information service such as the British and Irish Legal Information Institute (BAILII), which is free to access.
How do you find relevant case laws?
Searching for Case laws by Case Number
- Click on Case law search by case number.
- Click will take the user to following options viz., Select Court, Enter Case Number (it should always be in desired format – eg.
- Select court from the drop-down under – Select Court.
- Enter case number in the textbox under – Enter Case Number.
Does the UK use case law?
The UK is a common law country and as such judgments and case law are particularly important as the doctrine of precedent applies. This means that the judgment of each case can bind all subsequent cases depending on the seniority of the court (the court system has a hierarchical structure.).
What is case law in the UK?
Case law (or judicial precedent) is law which is made by the courts and decided by judges. Judicial precedent operates under the principle of stare decisis which literally means “to stand by decisions”.
How do you pronounce V in law?
Civil cases are pronounced with and. For example, Smith v Jones would be pronounced “Smith and Jones”. Criminal cases are pronounced with against. For example, R v Smith would be pronounced “the Crown against Smith”.
Do you pronounce the V in case names?
How do I find a court case details UK?
One of the best ways to search for court records is online starting with the UK National Archives. There are different databases that are going to allow you to access the information you are seeking. For instance, there are Old Baily trial records that you can view online from 1674 to 1913.