Archive for the “Cases” category

Open law: digital common property

By Nick Holmes on July 25, 2018

Open law is the idea that public legal information should be freely available to everyone to access, use and republish. The current position in the UK differs completely as between legislation and case law. In the July issue of the (…)

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Lord Neuberger on access to judgments

By Nick Holmes on November 29, 2012

On 20 November Lord Neuberger, President of the Supreme Court, delivered the First Annual BAILII Lecture, entitled No Judgment – No Justice (PDF) in which he dealt with three important aspects of improving access to justice through improved access to (…)

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ICLR online – who’s putting it through its paces?

By Nick Holmes on November 24, 2011

I’m wondering who’s using ICLR online and how they’re getting on? The service launched 18 October to a list of over 350 delegates that was “fairly select and exclusive due to the nature of our Council”. Before the event no (…)

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BAILII: Is free law enough?

By Nick Holmes on October 27, 2011

It is ironic that BAILII, which came into being to free the law, has been called out recently for restricting access to the law. A Guardian editorial in September criticised the status quo in relation to the publication of court (…)

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Free case law – an overview

By Nick Holmes on July 5, 2010

Published in the Internet Newsletter for Lawyers, July 2010. Free case law is old hat now. The House of Lords posted its first judgment on the web in 1996 and BAILII “freed the law” in 2000. But how far have (…)

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More on Legal Opinions on Google Scholar

By Nick Holmes on December 9, 2009

From the Law Librarian Blog on a one and a half hour interview with Google engineer Anurag Acharya on the Law Librarian Blog Talk Radio looking into Google Scholar Legal Opinions and Journals: Google designed this for people who know (…)

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Supreme Court judgments – where to read the full story

By Nick Holmes on October 26, 2009

Thanks to Jennie Law for pointing out that the new UKSC needs to get its publishing act together. It’s been in existence for almost four weeks now and has the most advanced court technology in the world. It delivered its (…)

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CaseCheck crosses the border

By Nick Holmes on April 23, 2009

CaseCheck, headed by Stephen Moore, has since late 2007 been delivering case summaries from the Scottish Courts and EAT in a Web 2.0 environment. Now, in a tie-up with Law Brief Publishing, CaseCheck has added 4,000 England and Wales and (…)

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AustLII case law developments

By Nick Holmes on December 3, 2008

The good people at AustLII have been working on a citator for common law cases and the fruits of their labours can now be checked out at LawCite (Alpha). LawCite is an international case citator and is the first product (…)

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CaseCheck

By Nick Holmes on October 17, 2007

Here’s a great new Law 2.0 initiative. CaseCheck, headed by Stephen Moore, offers case summaries from the Scottish Courts and EAT, delivered latest-first and also categorised, with RSS feeds. Selected committed users author the summaries; all users can add comments. (…)

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Open Law leading the way

By Nick Holmes on May 8, 2006

The recent accessions page on BAILII shows that a number of leading judgments from the 17th century onwards have recently been added. These are the first fruits of the BAILII/JISC Open Law project which aims to identify significant older judgments (…)

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What’s up with Daily Law Notes?

By Nick Holmes on September 1, 2005

ICLR is in the process of morphing its Daily Law Notes service into WLR Daily. “Welcome to the new look case summary service from ICLR that replaces the Daily Law Notes. The service remains the same; providing free 24 hour (…)

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More free law – open access to judgments for legal teaching

By Nick Holmes on May 11, 2005

On 5 May JISC (the Joint Information Systems Committee) and BAILII unveiled the Open Law project which has the potential to transform the delivery of legal teaching and public access to legal materials in the UK. Open Law will focus (…)

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The road to free law

By Nick Holmes on October 25, 2000

Published in the Solicitors Journal, October 2000 [links updated] As most practitioners will be aware, there exists no freely available, comprehensive and up-to-date database of UK law on the internet, but progress has been made. The Statute Law Database? There (…)

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