Creating automated links to cases on ICLR.4

Creating links to cases on ICLR.4 using the pubrefLookup method

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

Constructing the reference 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://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://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://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://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://iclr.co.uk/pubrefLookup/redirectTo?ref=[2018]+WLRD+449

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