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 from the Neutral Citations listed in case reports and index cards to any transcript of the judgment available on www.bailii.org. This will massively increase the content available to users to include not just the 78,000 cases reported by ICLR since its inception in 1865 but also the vast number of other cases indexed by ICLR, or referred to in other reports, for which a neutral citation is available.
For users of BAILII’s free database of unreported judgment transcripts and other primary materials, there will now be the facility to link instantly from any transcript, which has been the subject of a report by ICLR, to the report itself. Anyone who does not already subscribe to ICLR can still obtain the case report by purchasing a downloadable PDF, or taking out a subscription to the relevant series. Here’s how it looks: