User Tips

ICLR Online – platform maintenance

User Tips

We have been working behind the scenes to improve the stability and flexibility of the ICLR Online platform. This is being done in part to cope with massively increased demand, particularly in overseas jurisdictions, and also because we wished to replace our existing (now quite old) fixed servers with a more flexible cloud-based server system.

 

The transition should not cause any disruption to service, but if you experience problems getting into ICLR, it might be browser-related. Try closing the browser …

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New: UK Supreme Court links to ICLR case summaries

ICLR reporters covering the UK Supreme Court have always written WLR Daily case summaries of their judgments in advance of the publication of a fully headnoted, checked and edited law report; but now you can link to them in a special feed directly from the Decided Cases page on the Supreme Court’s website: https://www.supremecourt.uk/decided-cases/index.html

 

The links are part of a pilot scheme announced by Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury, President of the Supreme Court, on 6 October …

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ICLR’s Law Reports: An Explainer

ICLR’s Law Reports: An Explainer

It is fair to say that law reporting probably strikes quite a few people out there as being a rather arcane business. The purpose of this post is to try to make things a little less obscure by explaining the various types of law report published by ICLR. Whether you’re just about to begin studying law or have been practising for years, we hope that you find what follows useful. The five series of reports

ICLR currently publish five series …

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Primary law at your fingertips: New features coming to ICLR Online

Everything about ICLR Online has been designed to provide users with a clear and easy to use online legal research environment.We are now pleased to announce a suite of developments that will make ICLR Online even more useful. Case Law Browsing

ICLR Online has already been equipped with simple but powerful search tools. The existing basic and advanced search forms are now complemented by an easy to use case browsing function. Simply click on one of a list of our …

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What’s the difference between a “law report” and a “transcript”?

What’s the difference between a “law report” and a “transcript”?

What’s the difference between a “law report” and a “transcript”? This is one of those questions where the answer is as obvious to some as it is inconspicuous to others. It is also a question that may, quite reasonably, strike some as a bit pedantic. However, there is a distinction and it doesn’t hurt to be clear about what that distinction is.

Transcripts

 Transcripts are simply a written and verbatim record of the court’s judgment. There are two ways in which …

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Searching by citation on ICLR Online

Since the launch of ICLR Online v 2 earlier this year, subscribers have been able to find the case law they need in a simpler, more unified way. This article addresses the best way to find cases by their citation, and provides a useful guide to the different modes of citation of law reports and judgments.

 

1. Using the Citation field in the ICLR Online search form.

ICLR Online has two case search forms: a simple form, which is available on the …

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Judicial consideration: a reporter’s guide to good law

Cases and their status as good law. In a Common Law jurisdiction, judges have the ability to change or clarify the law and to set precedents which bind the court in later cases. But as the law is continually developing, and as cases decided by one court can be affected by later decisions of a higher court, it is essential for anyone researching case law to know to what extent, if at all, any particular case may have been affected by …

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Wake up to ICLR Case Law Updates

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Sign up for our FREE weekly update of all new cases published by ICLR.

Get case names and citations listed by subject matter, with live links to the full reports on ICLR Online and to free case summaries on our website. If you don’t already subscribe to the full reports, you will be prompted to do so — or you can purchase a court-ready PDF of that case for just £12.

This is what you’ll get …

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ICLR links up with BAILII

A small link for a mouse but a giant leap forward for users of both ICLR Online and BAILII. Launched on 1 October 2012, the start of the new legal term, a new feature of ICLR’s online case law database now enables subscribers to link directly…

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Tips on reading WLR Dailies on i-Pad and i-Phone

Tips on reading WLR Dailies on i-Pad and i-Phone

It’s easy to access and read our WLR Daily case summaries on your i-Phone or i-Pad, despite the limitations of the touch-screen version of the Safari web browser. But it’s not as straightforward as it might be, so here’s a step-by-step guide.

1. Open the ICLR home page at www.iclr.co.uk

2. Go to Case Search on the upper grey toolbar

3. Select Case Summaries on the lower grey toolbar which will then appear

4. You can either enter the …

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