ICLR.3 is a powerful, intuitive legal online research platform that provides access to every case published by the Incorporated Council of Law Reporting for England and Wales together with a vast archive of unreported case law and citator information.

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ICLR’s vast archive of official law reports dating back to 1865 sits at the heart of ICLR.3. We’ve expanded our collection to provide you with greater breadth and depth of case law coverage:

  • The Weekly Law Reports have been expanded for the first time since their creation in 1953 to cover a wider range of new case law, making it the most comprehensive and current series of English case law report available anywhere.
  • All Judgment transcripts for all cases decided in the Administrative Court and the Court of Appeal since 1998 will be available alongside our collection of reported case law.
  • All new judgments on BAILII are comprehensively indexed, as are all the leading English series of law reports, including the All England Law Reports, the Criminal Appeal Reports, Family Law Reports and Lloyd’s Law Reports.

ICLR.3 ushers in an all-new search built upon Government-grade search technology used by the BBC, Raytheon and the US Defence Intelligence Agency:

  • Omni-search allows you to perform searches on case name, citation, free text and subject matter, all from a single search field. Assisted search suggests relevant search terms as you enter your query, helping you to craft the most targeted search strategy without having to enter all of the terms yourself.
  • Saved search lets you store specific search queries for later use, making it easier to systematically stay up to date on developments on a legal topic or case you’re interested in.

Faceted results

Zero in on the search results that matter most to your research. ICLR.3 enables you to narrow down your search results by reference to legal topic, date range, court and document type.

Clear overview of case citator information

Our new index card display opens up to show in a single, multi-column prospectus:

  • Court, date of judgment and list of citations for each hearing
  • Legal topic, subject matter catchwords and appellate history of the case
  • Earlier cases and legislation materially considered in each hearing
  • Subsequent consideration by later cases and commentary on the case

Citator overviews can be fully expanded or collapsed out of sight when viewing case report content and can be downloaded and printed as PDFs.

Current awareness

Stay up to date with our daily feed of new case law. All new judgment transcripts, case summaries and law reports are conveniently displayed, colour-coded by their subject matter.


Customise ICLR.3 to show you the content that matters to you.


We’ve made it much easier for you to share content with others, whether it’s through social media or links in your own content and knowledge centres.

Easy-reading document display

Case reports and legislation appear centre-stage in a clear, uncluttered display that offers:

  • Table of contents to help you navigate to particular elements with the case report or legislation
  • Unbroken scrollable display of document in new fonts designed to improve your reading experience
  • Approved PDF version of every reported case, which can be saved and printed without leaving the reading view

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.

Other Services

The Consolidated Index (Red Book)

Also known as the Red Book, The Consolidated Index to Leading Law Reports is a unique research tool and an indispensable work of reference. Any important case since 1951, when the series began, may quickly and easily be found by reference to its name, subject matter, or to any significant cases or legislation considered in the judgment.

As well as The ICLR’s own publications, the Red Book indexes the All England Law Reports; All England Commercial Cases; All England European Cases; the Criminal Appeal Reports; Lloyd’s Law Reports; Local Government Reports; Road Traffic Reports; Tax Cases and Simon’s Tax Cases.

Bound volumes of the Consolidated Index are available for each of the decades 1951-60, 1961-70; 1971-80; 1981-90 and 1991-2000, and for the half-decades 2001-2005 and 2006-2010. The most recent decisions are listed in the annual supplement known as the “Annual Index” or “Pink Book”, available free with a subscription to The Weekly Law Reports.