BAILII is one of the first six organisations to win a grant from the Legal Education Foundation which was launched 10 July. The Foundation is the charity established following the sale of the College of Law last year. It has some £200 million to invest, making it one of the largest foundations in the sector. […]
First published by the Society for Computers and Law October 2011 A recent Guardian editorial criticised the status quo in relation to the publication of court judgments and called for more open access. In so doing BAILII came across as the villain of the piece rather than the saviour of free law which most lawyers […]
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 judgments and called for more open access. In so doing BAILII came across as the […]
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 of a 3 year Australian Research Council funded project to research into automated systems for […]
The Information World Review Blog posts an interview with James Mullen, Information Officer at CMS Cameron McKenna and author of LI Issues. He speaks for many serious blawgers in saying that his blog has exposed him to many individuals and organisations he may never have encountered otherwise. Thanks to James for mentioning Binary Law along […]
Steven Matthews at Slaw alerts us to the new CanLII beta site. As well as a smart new design and other features I have not not yet investigated, CanLII now provides RSS feeds for recently added/modified decisions for all courts. Well done guys. Let’s see the same from BAILII.
First published January 2007 in the Internet Newsletter for Lawyers. Here are some of the key developments in the field of (free) legal information provision in 2006 and some predictions for 2007. The Statute Law Database After a 10-year wait, the Statute Law Database was finally released to the public just in time for Christmas. […]
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 to which reference is regularly needed in legal education. JISC is the Joint Information Systems […]
The Commonwealth Legal Information Institute (CommonLII) is the latest addition to the LII family. Launched on 12 September it provides a central point of access to core legal information from the Commonwealth, with 464 databases from 50 countries.
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 on the core needs of staff and students on law courses at all levels, including […]
First published December 2004 in Computers and Law Lord Justice Brooke chaired the legendary “Free the Law” meeting at Chatham House in London which gave birth to the body we now know as BAILII. 1 November 2004 saw him again in the chair, this time to host a celebration of its first five years. He […]