Legal News, Newsletters and Journals

These all have a substantial part of their content available for free, online.

See also New legal sites on the web.

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Here are the major legal journals, now offering most of their material online:

  • Law Society Gazette provides a very extensive site with a wide variety of information and news. There are a vast number of events described (in summary) and typically over 4,000 legal jobs advertised. There is information on all Law Society Publishing titles, e-books and selected key works from other legal publishers as well as the "Library Knowledge Base", the Law Society's library catalogue.
  • The Lawyer provides daily news as well as the full content of each week's issue. There is a good search facility.

  • Solicitors Journal has current news, as well as features and in depth topics. This is basically a subscription publication (approx £240 per annum) but there is some free access on a trial basis.

    Here are a number of Legal News sites, Newsletters and Journals providing a major part of their content online and mainly free:

  • Internet Newsletter for Lawyers edited by Delia Venables and Nick Holmes, covers current news and topics related to the Internet and IT for Lawyers.
  • Institute of Legal Finance and Management (ILFM) has a bi-monthly publication Legal Abacus which covers finance and administration
  • Insite Law Magazine - daily online law news and law blogs
  • Law and More - features on entertainment, lifestyle and travel as well as jobs
  • Legalease Law Journals: Commercial Litigation, Employment, Family, Personal Injury, Property, Procurement & Outsourcing, Trusts & Estates, Law & Tax

    Legalease Law Journals

  • Lawyer2B.com - student and trainee website and journal from the Lawyer
  • Legal Futures - daily news coverage new market entrants, regulatory change and innovation in all its forms, often with breaking news
  • Legal Media Week - international financially based journals and material
  • Legal IT Insider - global news coverage of legal technology, ediscovery and social media trends within the legal services sector edited by Charles Christian
  • Legal Week - news, careers, life style and gossip
  • Litigation Futures tracks costs and funding along with related procedural developments in areas such as ADR, experts and e-disclosure.
  • Managing Partner is a legal magazine covering law firm management, strategy and marketing
  • New Law Journal - for lawyers who want up-to-date news and analysis on the future of civil litigation
  • Practical Lawyer - a digest of many legal sources from Legalease which also provides CPD
  • Roll on Friday - news and lighter material
  • Society for Computers & Law Journal (SCL) - journal of the UK's leading community for IT lawyers
  • Today's Conveyancer - a free online newspaper for conveyancers with relevant news, resources and jobs
  • UpperCase from Anya Designs covers Case Law, Civil Law, Civil Liberties, Criminal Justice, Legal Aid, Legal IT, ilaw & Legal Practice Management

    BBC/TV

  • BBC News Service
  • CNN

    "Ordinary" Newspapers

  • Telegraph
  • Financial Times, a major financial resource online
  • The Times , includes Law Reports
  • The Guardian, designed as a research resource as well as a newspaper
  • Independent
  • The Evening Standard
  • The Scotsman
  • Irish Times
  • New York Times
  • Wall Street Journal

    Free news sources designed directly for the Internet, often USA-based:

  • Google News
  • NewsNow - online UK news
  • The Register - technology news
  • Newslinx - daily web news, updated constantly, and containing the full text of articles on Internet topics from many (mainly USA) sources. An amazing resource.
  • Internet News -another source of daily news on internet topics.
  • Internet.com "The Network for Technology Professionals"
  • Newslink - provides links to just about every online newspaper across the world (3,600 at the latest count). You can search by country or by type of media.
  • Computer World offers internet news, constantly updated
  • ZDNet links to many articles and sources of information


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