Law Report Series
The Law Reports
The Law Reports are the official series of Reports cited in the High Court and Court of Appeal.
Published since 1865, The Law Reports are widely regarded as the most authoritative series of law reports for England and Wales.
As the official series they should be cited in preference to any other reports of the same case.
Produced monthly our new consolidated Law Report part brings together all of the four subdivisions, from the Queen’s Bench (QB), Chancery (Ch) and Family (Fam) Divisions of the High Court and Court of Appeal, references to the European Court of Justice, and Appeal Cases (AC) heard in the UK Supreme Court and Judicial Committee of the Privy Council and offers detailed coverage of the leading cases and appeals from these courts.
The distinctive benefit of The Law Reports is that the case reports normally include a summary of counsel’s argument, prepared by the reporter who attended the hearing, and approved by counsel prior to publication.
The Law Reports Bound Volume Service includes monthly delivery of paper parts as well as separate bound volumes for AC, QB, Ch and Family Divisions at the end of the year.
The Weekly Law Reports
Published since 1953, The Weekly Law Reports are the most comprehensive and up to date general series of reports for England and Wales.
Covering in excess of 500 cases a year, The WLR cover more cases than any other general series of reports.
Volume 1 cases cover procedural matters and points of law of general interest.
Volumes 2 and 3 contain cases which are of greater long term significance which will subsequently appear in a revised version (with additional material) in The Law Reports.
Volume 4 was introduced in 2016 as an online-only expansion of The Weekly Law Reports and extends coverage to include cases that illustrate the application of existing principles to particular factual situations or helpfully bring together and summarise established principles as well as providing deeper coverage of family law, shipping, sentencing and awards of general damages. Volume 4 cases are available on ICLR.3.
The WLR Bound Volume Service includes delivery of the 46 weekly paper parts as well as the separate bound volumes at the end of the year.
The Industrial Cases Reports
The Industrial Cases Reports is the definitive series for cases on employment, discrimination and pensions law.
Published since 1972, The ICR have become an indispensable resource for all lawyers specialising in employment law as well as for lay advisers and members of employment tribunals.
Cases covered include those heard in the Employment Appeal Tribunal and the High Court and appeals to the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court, as well as references to the European Court of Justice.
The ICR Bound Volume Service includes a bound volume containing the full reports, as well as the monthly paper parts.
The Business Law Reports
Specialist coverage of Company, Commercial & Intellectual Property law cases from the senior UK and European courts.
The coverage of Bus LR has been expanded from 2018 to include additional cases which illustrate the application of an existing principle of law or are in some other way peculiarly instructive. These cases are indicated with the symbol * before the case name.
Available online only.
The Public & Third Sector Law Reports
Covering a range of subjects including adoption, charity, ecclesiastical law, education and local government.
The coverage of PTSR has been expanded from 2018 to include additional cases which illustrate the application of an existing principle of law or are in some other way peculiarly instructive. These cases are indicated with the symbol * before the case name.
Available online only.