Databases: law - commentary

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Archbold: Criminal Pleading Evidence and Practice (via Westlaw)

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Description

Provides the reader with all the material needed when preparing for a case and during a trial. Includes both substantive law and practice and procedure of the courts.

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Coverage

Subject area: Law (commentary)

Publisher

Sweet & Maxwell

 

 

Blackstone's Criminal Practice (via LexisLibrary)

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Description

An annual publication from Oxford University Press which covers all areas of criminal law and is divided into 6 different subject areas.

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Coverage

Full text. Updated regularly.

Publisher

LNUK

 

 

Butterworths Personal Injury Litigation Service

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Description

Covers all aspects of personal injury law and litigation.

Publisher

Lexis Nexis

 

 

Cambridge Journals Online *

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Description

Cambridge Journals Digital Archive contains the full text from 170 journals, from volume 1, issue 1 to 1996. Please note, we only subscribe to the latest issues of some of the journals. Subjects covered include: science and technology, animal science, agriculture, ecology and conservation, history, law, language, linguistics and literature, mathematics and computer science, medicine, music and drama, philosophy and religion, physical sciences, and politics and economics.

Guide

Video overview of Cambridge Journals Online

Publisher

Cambridge via JISC

 

 

Chitty on Contracts, via Westlaw

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Description

Definitive practitioner text on contract law.

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Coverage

Subject area: Law (commentary)

Publisher

Sweet & Maxwell

 

 

Civil Procedure Rules (White Book), via Westlaw

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Description

The definitive statement on civil procedure. It provides high quality commentary and expert opinion as well as links to primary sources referenced.

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Coverage

Subject area: Law (commentary)

Publisher

Sweet & Maxwell

 

 

 

 

Clarke, Hall and Morrison on Children

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Description

Leading work on both the civil jurisdiction of the family courts and the criminal jurisdiction of the youth courts.  Provides access to all the legislation, circulars and guidance notes that relate to every aspect of child law. It also includes useful procedural tables, checklists, precedents and flowcharts.

Coverage

Subject area: Law (commentary)

Publisher

Sweet & Maxwell

 

 

 

 

Clerk and Lindsell on Torts

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Description

Definitive practitioner text on torts.

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Coverage

Subject area: Law (commentary)

Publisher

Sweet & Maxwell

 

 

Current Sentencing Practice, via Westlaw

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Description

A comprehensive service on the law and practice of sentencing in England and Wales. Includes The Referencer which provides at-a-glance information on sentencing law. Cross referenced to Archbold.

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Coverage

Subject area: Law (commentary)

Publisher

Sweet & Maxwell

 

 

Encyclopedia of Compulsory Purchase and Compensation, via Westlaw UK

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Description

This encyclopedia offers a guide to the detailed and complex provisions of the law relating to the compulsory purchase of land and the compensation provisions. Contains the full text of all relevant statutes, statutory instruments and circulars, together with case summaries. Expert commentary highlights the practical application of the law.

Publisher

Sweet & Maxwell

 

 

Encyclopedia of Environmental Health Law and Practice, via Westlaw UK

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Description

This encyclopedia provides coverage of the purpose and practical application of the legislation and guidance relating to environmental health law. Contains the full text of all relevant statutes, statutory instruments, and circulars plus commentary.

Publisher

Sweet & Maxwell

 

 

Encyclopedia of Highway Law and Practice, via Westlaw UK

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Description

A major work on highway law including full text of all relevant legislation, complete with annotations.

Publisher

Sweet & Maxwell

 

 

 

Encyclopedia of Housing Law and Practice, via Westlaw UK

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Description

An up-to-date online encyclopaedia of housing law. Aimed at practitioners and includes commentary on all relevant legislation.

Publisher

Sweet & Maxwell

 

 

 

Encyclopedia of Human Rights

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Description

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Human Rights covers a wide range of topics, including key organisations, events, and leading figures.

Publisher

OUP

 

 

Encyclopedia of Local Government Law, via Westlaw UK

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Description

This definitive work sets out the full text of Acts and regulations, accompanying each one with a detailed commentary and full references to relevant judicial authorites.

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Sweet & Maxwell

 

 

 

Encyclopedia of Planning Law and Practice, via Westlaw UK

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Description

A comprehensive source of guidance and policy on planning law. It includes expert commentary on all relevant legislation and provides access to up-to-date circulars, PPGs and PPSs, MPGs and MPSs, RPGs, and RSSs and TANs

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Sweet & Maxwell

 

 

 

Encyclopedia of Road Traffic Law and Practice, via Westlaw UK

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Description

This source provides comprehensive, authoritative, and up-to-date information on all aspects of road traffic law and practice. Reproduces all relevant legislation and subordinate legislation, with clear detailed explanation and interpretations.

Publisher

Sweet & Maxwell

 

 

Halsbury's Laws of England, via LexisLibrary

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Description

Halsbury's Laws of England is a general legal encyclopaedia covering the whole spectrum of English law. It is is divided into alphabetically-arranged titles. The text of those titles is supplemented by regularly-updated annotations.

Coverage

This is a commenatry service with links to most primary sources referenced in the text. It is updated monthly. Subject areas: law / commentary

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Publisher

LexisNexis

 

 

Harvey on Industrial Relations and Employment Law

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Description

Harvey on Industrial Relations and Employment Law provides commentary on industrial relations and employment law and practice. It analyses the law, and fills in the practical background. The texts of all the relevant statutes and statutory instruments are set out in full, with detailed annotations. It also includes precedents.

Coverage

Subject area: Law / Employment Law / Commentary / Industrial relations / Human Resource Management

Publisher

LexisNexis Butterworths

 

 

 

 

i-Law

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Description

i-law is a commercial law database offering specialist commentary and analysis as well as access to some case reports in maritime and commercial law.

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Informa UK Limited

 

 

IDS Employment Law

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Description

Database providing information on employment law, plus access to news, and an archive of cases, articles, transcripts, and relevant legislation including Acts, European legislation, statutory instruments, and codes of practice.

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IDS

 

 

Kemp on Lawtel

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Description

Kemp on Lawtel is a collection of personal injury quantum reports and practice tools. It also includes a schedule of damages application.

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Publisher

Sweet and Maxwell

 

 

LexisLibrary

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Description

Covers UK and international legal materials including cases, legislation, journal articles, and practitioner texts.

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Certification and student associate

The Lexis Online Research Certification Scheme allows users to gain a nationally recognised online certificate.

Eve Jenkins is the current LexisLibrary Student Associate. Eve can help you with any training needs or difficulties that you might experience using LexisLibrary. Email Eve.

See also: http://www.lexisnexis.co.uk/en-uk/students/default.page

Coverage

Full text coverage of legislation in force, and case law. LexisLibrary also includes the full text of Halsbury's Laws of England; Atkin's Court Forms; Encyclopedia of Forms and Precedents, plus other practitioner works in full text. Practice areas include: Tax and Accountancy; Employment; Family; Personal Injury; Property. Subject areas: UK and International Cases; UK and International Legislation.

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Publisher

LexisNexis

 

 

Oxford English Dictionary Online

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Description

The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of over half a million words, both present and past. It traces the usage of words from a wide range of international English language sources, from classic literature and specialist periodicals to film scripts and cookery books.

Coverage

Updated quarterly

Publisher

Oxford University Press

 

 

 

 

Practical Law

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Description

Practical Law delivers online legal know-how . It includes the following materials:

  • Practice notes - concise explanations covering core transactions and background law
  • Standard documents and drafting notes
  • Current awareness which explains the practical implications of key developments. Our subscription includes access to the modules PLC Corporate, PLC Cross Border and PLC Finance.

Note: Please note that UWE Bristol does not subscribe to all Practical Law modules

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Publisher

Practical Law Company

 

 

Simon's Direct Tax Service

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Description

An authorative source on UK income tax, corporation tax, capital gains tax, inheritance tax and international taxation. Includes worked examples and is cross-referenced to the legislation, source materials and tax treaties.

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Coverage

Full text. Updated weekly. Subject area: Law (commentary)

Publisher

LexisNexis Butterworths

 

 

Westlaw UK

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Description

Full-text access to current and historic UK, European Union and worldwide case reports and legislation. Also gives access to the Legal Journals Index, some full text law journals, and many law electronic books.

Certification

The Westlaw UK Certification Training allows users to gain a nationally recognised online certificate.

The Westlaw Student representative at UWE Bristol is Sophie Poulter. Email Sophie.

Sophie can advise on certification and runs drop-in sessions for students and staff on the use of Westlaw products. 

Coverage

Subject areas: UK, EU, and International Cases; UK, EU, and International Legislation. Includes full text of various practitioner texts including: Chitty on Contracts; Clerk and Lindsell on Torts; Civil Procedure (White Book).

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Publisher

Sweet & Maxwell

 

 

Woodfall: Landlord and Tenant

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Woodfall's Landlord and Tenant is the definitive guide to all aspects of landlord and tenant law, and is the text most often cited in courtrooms.

Publisher

Sweet & Maxwell

 

 

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