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This section provides information about using ICLR.4 and some of the technical tools associated with it.

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Using ICLR.4

System requirements

ICLR.4 is primarily designed for use on a standard landscape-oriented desktop or laptop computer screen size. However, the display has also been optimised, so far as its features allow, for use on smaller screens, such as tablets and mobile phones, although some functions may not be as accessible or easy to use.

ICLR.4 works with all modern operating systems and up-to-date internet browsers. We recommend, for the best experience, that you use Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox. It will also work with Apple Safari, Microsoft Edge and Opera, but not with Internet Explorer (which is no longer supported).

Access to ICLR.4

Much of the content on ICLR.4 is free. But to access full text law reports, and to use advanced features including Case Genie, you need a subscription. For details on subscriptions, see our Pricing page.

Subscribers can access subscription content and features by logging in using their user name and password, or for institutions via IP recognition. For more information, contact us.

Using ICLR.4

ICLR.4 is designed to be fast, convenient and intuitive.

There is comprehensive help on searching for cases, accessible on the home page and from the Search options menu. There are also pop-up help buttons to explain particular features in the display. (Look for the small purple question marks.)

For more detailed help on using the main platform, please refer to the section How to use ICLR.4.

For help on using Case Genie, please refer to our tutorial videos and FAQs on the dedicated Case Genie information page.

To download or share content (subject to the terms of use), use the drop-down options under the ‘share or save’ icon on any content page.

PDFs are derived from the typeset pages of our full text law reports. PDFs of legislation are generated at source, via legislation.gov.uk and as published by The National Archives. Where content has not been typesetted, the PDF will be auto-generated.

To print content, we recommend downloading a PDF version and printing that. You can print directly from your web browser, but the results may not look acceptable.

Linking to content on ICLR.4

The drop-down options under the ‘share or save’ icon include an option to copy the link to a case. The link will be either to the case report itself, if open, or to the Case Info record. Generally speaking, clicking on a case name will take you to the Case Info (if available) for that case; clicking on a case reference or citation will take you to the document itself.

Creating automated links to cases on ICLR.4

Content on ICLR.4 is ordered according to a consistent, human-readable URL structure that provides a straightforward interface for publishers, news providers and academic institutions to target cases on the platform in bulk in a programmatic setting. The most efficient and reliable way to construct links to cases on ICLR.4 in a programmatic or scripted setting is to use the pubrefLookup method.

The pubrefLookup method can be used to target cases available on ICLR.4 using the case’s ICLR publication reference (e.g. [2018] 1 WLR 1).

Root URL

The pubrefLookup method is invoked by using the following root URL:

https://www.iclr.co.uk/pubrefLookup/redirectTo?ref=

Constructing the references to the target document

The pubrefLookup method uses the formal constituents of the target case’s ICLR publication reference (e.g. [2018] 1 WLR 1), each separated by the + symbol (e.g. [2018]+1+WLR+1).

Targeting a case in The Law Reports

To target the citation [2010] 2 AC 373, the following URL would be used:

https://www.iclr.co.uk/pubrefLookup/redirectTo?ref=[2010]+2+AC+373

[2010] 2 AC 373 translates to [2010]+2+AC+373.

Targeting a case in The Weekly Law Reports

To target [2018] 2 WLR 449, the following URL would be used:

https://www.iclr.co.uk/pubrefLookup/redirectTo?ref=[2010]+2+WLR+449

[2018] 2 WLR 449 translates to [2018]+2+WLR+449.

Targeting older cases

Older cases in the ICLR case law archive have publication references that do not conform to the modern [yyyy] n ABC n structure. However, as with links targeting modern cases, the pubrefLookup method uses the formal constituents of the target case’s ICLR publication reference (e.g. 36 ChD 36).

To target 36 ChD 36, the following URL would be used:

https://www.iclr.co.uk/pubrefLookup/redirectTo?ref=36+ChD+36

36 ChD 36 translates to 36+ChD+36.

To target LR 4 AE 6, the following URL would be used:

https://www.iclr.co.uk/pubrefLookup/redirectTo?ref=LR+4+AE+6

LR 4 AE 6 translates to LR+4+AE+6.

Targeting case summaries

ICLR publishes case summaries using the [yyyy] WLR(D) n reference structure (e.g. [2018] WLR(D) 449). Case summaries can also be targeted using the pubrefLookup method.

To target [2018] WLR(D) 449 the following URL would be used:

https://www.iclr.co.uk/pubrefLookup/redirectTo?ref=[2018]+WLRD+449

[2018] WLR(D) 449 translates to [2018]+WLRD+449.

How to use ICLR’s Latest Cases RSS Feed

ICLR has published two public RSS feeds of new case law published on ICLR.4. The new RSS feeds are ideal for staying up to date with new precedent-setting case law and for integration within larger knowledge management systems.

General

New content is added to ICLR.4 on a daily basis. The types of content added to the platform include:

  • New law reports (e.g. cases reported in The Law Reports and The Weekly Law Reports)
  • New WLR Daily summaries (like this one)
  • New raw judgment transcripts (like this one)
  • New Case Info records (like this)

The public feeds currently available provide updates on the first two content types listed above: law reports and WLR Daily case summaries.

We have created two “flavours” of the same feeds:

  • The Base Feed: standard RSS structure
  • The Expanded Feed: standard RSS plus additional markup to aid information extraction

Base RSS Feed

The Base RSS feed provides a pure-RSS solution in which each item is structured using a standard RSS structure, like so:

<item>
  <title>EuroEco Fuels (Poland) Ltd v Szczecin and Swinoujscie Seaports Authority &#x2014; [2019] WLR(D) 623</title>
  <description>CONFLICT OF LAWS — Jurisdiction under European Union Regulation — Related actions — Defendants commencing nuisance proceedings against claimants in Poland &#x2014; Claimants subsequently commencing libel proceedings against defendants in England in relation to statements made in Poland &#x2014; Whether English court having jurisdiction to determine libel claim &#x2014; Whether expedient to &#x201C;hear and determine&#x201D; actions &#x201C;together&#x201D; in Poland &#x2014; Whether English court to exercise discretion to decline jurisdiction or stay proceedings &#x2014; Parliament and Council Regulation (EU) No 1215/2012, arts 7(2), 30</description>
  <link>https://www.iclr.co.uk/document/2018001198/casereport_f042dcd1-2b68-4c0c-8361-504bab7ae68f/html</link>
  <guid isPermaLink="false">[2019] WLR(D) 623</guid>
  <pubDate>Tue, 12 Nov 2019 17:55:08 GMT</pubDate>
  <category id="Civil litigation">Civil litigation</category>
</item>

Example Feed URL

https://www.iclr.co.uk/documents/latest/days/7/rss

Parameters

Days (mandatory parameter)

The feed can be set to retrieve entries for the most recent content loaded over the last n days, where n is an integer between 1 and 30.

So, in order to retrieve a feed of entries for all new content added to ICLR.4 over the last ten days, the following URL would be used: https://www.iclr.co.uk/documents/latest/days/10/rss.

This parameter is mandatory.

Series (optional parameter)

The feed can optionally be set to retrieve entries for new content published in a specific ICLR series of reports using the series= parameter. For example, in order to constrain the feed against entries for the WLR Daily case summaries over the last 10 days the following URL would be used: https://www.iclr.co.uk/documents/latest/days/10/rss?series=WLRD.

It is important to note that the argument passed to the series= parameter is case-sensitive.

WLR DailyCase summarieshttps://www.iclr.co.uk/documents/latest/days/7/rss?series=WLRD
WLRLaw Reportshttps://www.iclr.co.uk/documents/latest/days/7/rss?series=WLR
The Law Reports (Appeal Cases)Law Reportshttps://www.iclr.co.uk/documents/latest/days/7/rss?series=LR_AC
The Law Reports (Chancery)Law Reportshttps://www.iclr.co.uk/documents/latest/days/7/rss?series=LR_Ch
The Law Reports (Family)Law Reportshttps://www.iclr.co.uk/documents/latest/days/7/rss?series=LR_Fam
The Law Reports (Queen’s Bench)Law Reportshttps://www.iclr.co.uk/documents/latest/days/7/rss?series=LR_QB
Bus LRLaw Reportshttps://www.iclr.co.uk/documents/latest/days/7/rss?series=Bus+LR
ICRLaw Reportshttps://www.iclr.co.uk/documents/latest/days/7/rss?series=ICR
PTSRLaw Reportshttps://www.iclr.co.uk/documents/latest/days/7/rss?series=PTSR

Expanded Feed

The Expanded Feed provides access to a broader set of metadata in non-standard RSS tags, including the date of judgment, the court, legal topic and well-structured subject-matter metadata, like so:

<item>
  <title>Yukos International UK BV v Merinson</title>
  <description>Yukos International UK BV v Merinson - 15 May 2019</description>
  <link>https://www.iclr.co.uk/document/2018000363/casereport_23b8b9c1-7889-42e5-9a42-2a3fd12f171f/html</link>
  <guid isPermaLink="true">https://www.iclr.co.uk/document/2018000363/casereport_23b8b9c1-7889-42e5-9a42-2a3fd12f171f/html</guid>
  <pubDate>Tue, 12 Nov 2019 16:00:27 GMT</pubDate>
  <doj>15 May 2019</doj>
  <court>CA</court>
  <pubrefs>[2019] 3 WLR 877</pubrefs>
  <topic>Commercial</topic>
  <subject-matter-group>
    <subject-matter>CONFLICT OF LAWS</subject-matter>
    <subject-matter>Jurisdiction under European Union Regulation</subject-matter>
    <subject-matter>Exclusive jurisdiction</subject-matter>
    <subject-matter>Settlement agreement between employer and employee subject to exclusive jurisdiction of Dutch courts &#x2014; Agreement approved by Dutch courts and becoming court settlement &#x2014; Employer bringing claim against employee in English courts as courts of state of employee&#x2019;s domicile for damages for breach of duties under employment contract &#x2014; Employee applying for declaration that English courts not having jurisdiction given exclusive jurisdiction clause in settlement agreement &#x2014; Whether claims constituting &#x201C;matters relating to individual contract of employment&#x201D; so as to give jurisdiction to courts of state of employee&#x2019;s domicile &#x2014; Whether settlement agreement entered into &#x201C;after dispute has arisen&#x201D; such that jurisdiction provision in settlement agreement to prevail &#x2014; Whether English courts precluded from reviewing and required to enforce court settlement &#x2014; Parliament and Council Regulation (EU) No 1215/2012, arts 20(1), 22(1), 23(1), 52, 58, 59</subject-matter>
  </subject-matter-group>
</item>

Example Feed URL

https://www.iclr.co.uk/documents/latest/days/7/rss-email

Parameters

Days (mandatory parameter)

The feed can be set to retrieve entries for the most recent content loaded over the last n days, where n is an integer between 1 and 30.

So, in order to retrieve a feed of entries for all new content added to ICLR.4 over the last ten days, the following URL would be used: https://www.iclr.co.uk/documents/latest/days/10/rss-email

This parameter is mandatory.

Series (optional parameter)

The feed can optionally be set to retrieve entries for new content published in a specific ICLR series of reports using the series= parameter. For example, in order to constrain the feed against entries for the WLR Daily case summaries over the last 10 days the following URL would be used: https://www.iclr.co.uk/documents/latest/days/30/rss-email?series=WLRD

It is important to note that the argument passed to the series= parameter is case-sensitive.

WLR DailyCase summarieshttps://www.iclr.co.uk/documents/latest/days/7/rss?series=WLRD
WLRLaw Reportshttps://www.iclr.co.uk/documents/latest/days/7/rss?series=WLR
The Law Reports (Appeal Cases)Law Reportshttps://www.iclr.co.uk/documents/latest/days/7/rss?series=LR_AC
The Law Reports (Chancery)Law Reportshttps://www.iclr.co.uk/documents/latest/days/7/rss?series=LR_Ch
The Law Reports (Family)Law Reportshttps://www.iclr.co.uk/documents/latest/days/7/rss?series=LR_Fam
The Law Reports (Queen’s Bench)Law Reportshttps://www.iclr.co.uk/documents/latest/days/7/rss?series=LR_QB
Bus LRLaw Reportshttps://www.iclr.co.uk/documents/latest/days/7/rss?series=Bus+LR
ICRLaw Reportshttps://www.iclr.co.uk/documents/latest/days/7/rss?series=ICR
PTSRLaw Reportshttps://www.iclr.co.uk/documents/latest/days/7/rss?series=PTSR