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for Courts and Case Law

These sites are FREE. Most provide full text decisions, with archive of coverage varying from court to court.

See also: Finding Case Law

BAILii - British & Irish Legal Information Institute

Decisions of High Court, Court of Appeal, House of Lords, for the United Kingdom. Also includes access to courts and case law from the Republic of Ireland. 

Her Majesty's Court Service 

Wide range of information about courts in England and Wales. Published judgments of the courts made available on BAILii.
Supreme Court (formerly House of Lords)

Judgments  appear on-line within 2 hours of delivery. Coverage Nov 1996-
  Northern Ireland Court Service

Includes court judgments, the Courts' Charter, and Review of the Civil Justice System and the future of the Legal Aid system.
NIDOC - Northern Ireland Digest of Case law

Reported Decisions of the Social Security Commissioners and Child Support Commissioners and aspects of social security law. 

Scottish Courts Service

Information on all civil and criminal courts within Scotland, including the Court of Session, the High Court of Judiciary, the Sheriff Courts and a number of other courts.
IRLii - Irish Legal Information Initiative

The site contains full-text cases to High Court and Supreme Court cases from 1996- as well as some older leading cases. The site also included legislation, indexes to Irish journals and links to a number of other useful legal sites.

  Irish Courts Service

Judgments from the Court of Criminal Appeal, High Court and Supreme Court for dates ranging from 2001-

European Court of Human Rights

Contains full text access to judgments and searchable archive.
European Court of Justice 

General information, pending cases, judgments including recently delivered judgments
European Court of Auditors

General information, pending cases, judgments including recently delivered judgments
  International Court of Justice

Basic Documents, Charters, full text of Contentious Cases and Advisory Cases since 1946


Canadian cases, from Federal to Provincial


Australian & NZ cases - Federal and State, where appropriate.


Law resources, including case law and tribunal from a number of Commonwealth countries


Legal resources, including cases and legislation from a wide selection of jurisdictions.

United States Courts

Main links to the Supreme Court, the Court of Appeals, the District Courts. Links to full text decisions

Legal Information Institute - Cornell University

Click on Court Opinion-Other States to get access to the full list of courts of the 50 states. Full Text decisions available.


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