Justis Publishing is an independent publisher of electronic legal information and provider of publishing software and services. Since 1986 they have provided the legal community with electronic access to a wide range of titles from well respected legal publishers. Their publishing partners include The Incorporated Council of Law Reporting for England & Wales, Sweet & Maxwell, Office of Public Sector Information, and many more.
Their titles are published electronically on their full-text legal library, Justis; while cross-links to numerous providers’ texts are provided on their citator, JustCite.
The Law Reports (1865 – present) - the most authoritative series of published reports of cases, which constitute binding precedent in English Law dating back from 1865 – present. The database incorporates all earlier divisions of The Law Reports as well as the four modern divisions – the Court of Appeal, Chancery, Family and
Queen's Bench Divisions.
The Weekly Law Reports (1953 – present) - contains Volumes 1, 2 and 3 of The Weekly Law Reports which are a series of authoritative reports of cases heard in the Superior and Appellate Courts that influence the application and development of the law in England and Wales, originating from 1953 to present.
The Times Law Reports (1990 – present) - contains the full text of every case report in The Times newspaper since 1990. They cover every branch of law and come from a wide range of jurisdictions, including the UK courts, the European Court of Human Rights, the Court of Justice of the European Communities and the International Court of Justice in The Hague.
English Reports (1220 – 1873) - the oldest collection of the most authoritative, comprehensive law reports in publication. With over 100,000 of the most important cases reported between 1220 and 1873 compiled into one collection, the English Reports is an essential resource for all Commonwealth barristers and solicitors.
Daily Cases (1999 – present) - based on the case report summaries from the Daily Law Notes website produced by The Incorporated Council of Law Reporting for England and Wales.
State Trials (1163 – 1858) - seven centuries of higher criminal jurisprudence covering English trials relating to offences against the State or trials illustrative of the law relating to State Officers e.g. Ministers or Governors of Colonies. A wide variety of cases is covered, predominantly high treason but also bigamy, sedition, seditious libel, murder involving high-ranking officials or peers, riot, piracy, witchcraft, bribery and corruption.
The Justis statutes database provides access to over 750 years of UK legislation. It is the only complete electronic source of primary and secondary legislation available that includes content provided by HMSO and includes the following titles all available in full text:
UK Statutes (1235 – present) - contains the full text of all Acts of Parliament in England, Wales and Scotland from the Magna Carta to the present day, including Scottish Acts of Parliament and repealed legislation from 1235 to present.
UK Statutory Instruments (1671 – present) - contains the full text of SIs issued from 1 January 1987 to the present day together with tables, diagrams and maps. It also includes SIs issued by the Scottish Parliament from 1671 to present.
HERMES (2000 – present) - contains the press releases and announcements from most of the major government departments in England and Scotland. Around 9,500 releases a year are added to HERMES, an average of 40 each working day. The releases include the department of origin, the headline. The content is complete from 2000 to present and includes the full text of most of the significant announcements by the British Government.
Electronic Session Cases (1821 – present) - takes precedence over all other case law series in Scotland. With coverage starting in 1873, Electronic Session Cases offers all decisions reported in full, checked and revised by presiding judges before publication, all the key appellate decisions, civil and criminal, from Court of Session and High Court of Justiciary in Scotland.
Irish Reports and Digests (1838 – present) - the most authoritative source of Irish case law available. Electronic versions of the publications of The Incorporated Council of Law Reporting for Ireland, the Irish Reports and Irish Digests combine the authority of the Council’s reporting with the speed and accuracy of searching in Justis. The Irish Reports contains a huge full-text archive of published Irish cases dating back to 1838, longer than any other electronic series.
The CELEX (Communitatis Europeae Lex) database (1951 – present) - compiled and operated by the European Commission through the Office for Official Publications of the European Communities (EUR–OP). CELEX is a documentation system for European Union law that is used by all EU institutions.
The Official Journal C Series (1990 – present) - contains documents from the C Series of the Official Journal of the European Union, with the full text of proposed legislation (known as COM DOCs) from January 1990, along with written questions and their answers from the European Parliament, notices of new treaties and details of competition law.
OJ Daily (1998 – present) - updated every working day and contains the tables of contents of the Official Journal C Series (information and notices) and L series (adopted EU legislation), with links to the full text.
Caselex (2000 – present) - coverage includes national cases relating to areas such as company law, competition law, intellectual property law, labour law and consumer protection law from most EU member states and other European bodies; ideal when searching for cases when no domestic precedent exists.
Human Rights (1960 – present) - includes important cases from the European Court of Human Rights, the European Convention on Human Rights, as well as the consolidated text of the Human Rights Act.
Aside from its expanding case coverage from different countries and European institutions, Justis holds a weighty collection of material from officially designated international courts. Fully indexed and searchable, this currently comprises:
International Law Reports Online (1919 – present) - full coverage in English from international and national courts, reporting all significant cases of public international law. Subject areas include international boundaries, state and diplomatic immunity, treaties, war, terrorism and refugee law; areas that impact on other legal systems and could affect your practice and research.
Aspinall’s Maritime Cases (1870 – 1940) - coverage from numerous courts outside the UK and Ireland, alongside many domestic cases. Subject areas include abandonment, arbitration, bankruptcy, the carriage of goods and passengers, the conflict of laws, enemy ships, loss, insurance, negligence, perils of the sea, personal injury, the sale of goods, salvage and war.
Singapore Law Reports (1965 – present) - all legally significant cases heard in the Singapore Court of Appeal and High Court, and by the Constitutional Tribunal, with cases selected for publication by the Council of Law Reporting
Bermuda Law Reports (1986 – present) - the official law reports for Bermuda, comprising considered judgments of the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal for this important common law jurisdiction. With detailed and incisive judgments going back to 1986, this series offers a wealth of new material for practitioners and researchers.
An index to the proceedings and publications of both Houses of Parliament in Westminster going back to 1979 together with other information sources used by both the House of
Commons and the House of Lords. It also includes material from the National Assembly of Wales and the Northern Ireland Assembly. While much of this information is also available from other (free) sources, Justis Parliament gathers it together in a more user-friendly manner and provides additional searching and analysis options.
Industrial Cases Reports (1972 – present) - contains the complete text of the Industrial Cases Reports, published by the Incorporated Council of Law Reporting for England and Wales. The printed publication dates back to the inauguration of the National Industrial Relations Court in 1972. The reports cover cases from the Employment Appeal Tribunal, the Court of Appeal, the House of Lords, the High Court and the Restrictive Practices Court. The subject matter includes contracts of employment, health and safety at work, industrial relations, race discrimination, redundancy, restrictive practices, sex discrimination, Social Security and unfair dismissal.
Business Law Reports (2007 – present) – contains cases that have been selected for their usefulness in advising business clients, and covers
company law, commercial law and intellectual property law. It is designed to cater for business professionals and the practitioners who advise them, and for students and teachers of business law. The series contains a mix of cases of interest to both chancery and common law practitioners, and to all solicitors whose clients want to know about decisions which affect their business, including arbitration, building, companies, competition law, business tenancies, intellectual property, contracts, banking and taxation. Only about 10% of cases are also reported in The Law Reports.
Information Law Reports. In 2011 11KBW joined forces with
11KBW to launch a new series of law reports on Information Law.
The rapidly growing area of information law concerns the right to know, the right to keep private and the ever-shifting
boundary between the two. Topics include data protection, freedom of information, other statutory rights of access to information,
and the regulation of surveillance.
Edited by leading chambers members Timothy Pitt-Payne QC, Anya Proops and Robin Hopkins,
the Information Law Reports are available both online on the Justis platform and in bound volumes.
This is the first time that Justis Publishing has produced a product in hard copy which provides an interesting
counter trend to the general move away from print.
Mental Health Law Reports (1999 – present) - brings all cases relating to mental health law together in one place and will be of interest to legal professionals who work in public law and the administrative courts. The Reports include the full text of cases from the High Court, Court of Appeal and House of Lords relating to all aspects of mental health law, together with a summary and, where appropriate, commentary. Cases from the European Court of Human Rights are also covered, amounting to approximately 30 cases per year.
Police Law Reports (2000 – present) - brings all cases relating to police law together in one place. Areas covered include police powers, police civil actions, public law challenges to police decisions, police discipline and police pensions. The Reports include the full text of cases from the High Court, Court of Appeal and House of Lords relating to all aspects of police law, together with a comprehensive headnote. Cases from the European Court of Human Rights are also covered.
Prison Law Reports (2000 – present) - brings all cases relating to prison law together in one place. The Reports include the full text of cases from the High Court, Court of Appeal and House of Lords relating to all aspects of prison law, together with a summary and, where appropriate, commentary. Cases from the European Court of Human Rights are also covered, amounting to approximately 80 cases per year.
CCH Tax Cases (1875 – present) - includes three of the leading series of law reports dedicated to tax law in the United Kingdom: CCH British Tax Cases, the reproduction of the full-text judgments reported during the tax year in cases heard in the various courts; British VAT Cases, a collection of decisions of the VAT & Duties Tribunals; and Special Commissioners' Decisions.
Criminal Appeal Reports (1967 – present) - provides coverage of all major criminal appeal cases decided in the House of Lords, Privy Council, Court of Appeal (Criminal Division) and Divisional Court. Criminal Appeal Reports is widely regarded by practitioners and academics as the first source of reference for criminal cases, many of which are not reported elsewhere. Available only on CD-ROM.
Inquest Law Reports (2000 – present) - a comprehensive collection of cases relating to all aspects of inquest law, largely unreported elsewhere.
BLISS (1807 – present) - fully-searchable information resource for the construction industry. It contains abstracts of judgments, articles, journals, contracts and books, and is one of the most comprehensive sources of construction-related legal and technical information from all over the world.
The Justis Blog is a major source of information.
The Justis editorial team are immersed in the law every day and whilst they are working they spot
developments in the courts & changes to legislation that are of particular importance to practitioners
and add them to this blog.
Items cover everything from the latest case digests and legal commentaries to helpdesk articles
on product-related issues. Content is well presented and "easy to read".
You can subscribe to receive a bulletin, either weekly or monthly, of the latest items
(you sign up on the blog homepage).
JustCite is the only provider-neutral multi-source electronic citator on the market. It links to case law, legislation and articles from numerous third-party publishers, and shows how they relate to each other. Information providers include BAILII, Casetrack, Informa Law, Justis, LexisNexis, Westlaw and more.
With state-of-the art technology, expanding coverage and in-house editorial input, it answers the questions you hadn’t thought to ask, eliminates blind spots and provides the complete picture in a flash.
Catering for any starting point in your research with its peerless reference recognition technology, and swiftly searching an ever-growing index of 550,000 authoritative cases from 2 million documents going back to 1163, JustCite is:
An easy to use legal citation search engine
A portal to an instant snapshot of the value of law
The perfect link to your full-text legal resources
A reference source for offline research too
In late 2010 the third, most mould-breaking incarnation of the citator was launched, benefitting from:
Improved speculative keyword searches, which bring the most relevant cases to the fore more quickly than you’d find them in a textbook – try it for yourself with “duty of care”
New information page displays, that help users see how the cases they’re interested in relate to each other, including a snapshot of the case’s “status”
Easier-to-use deep links into third-party full-text databases, all reached through a single point of entry
The new JustCite Search Box - available free on request - now allows searching by case name, subject term or reference, including partial citations, and you can now use Boolean operators and wild cards.
The range and coverage of material on
JustCite is constantly expanding. For further information, see the free
JustCite Knowledge Base which includes a tough
proficiency test and an explanation of the new visualisation tool, the
JustCite Precedent Map.
Justis Publishing offers a suite of tools to help you search and link from external media to information on JustCite through its range of JustCite Tools.
Helping you maintain your train of thought, while speeding up the decision-making process, each application benefits from JustCite’s peerless reference recognition technology. Central to all the JustCite Tools, this technology finds recognised legal references from a growing list in an instant.
The current list of applications in the JustCite Tools range includes:
JustCite Toolbar - an add-on for your web browser, JustCite Toolbar finds legal references on web pages, extracts vital information from JustCite, then overlays the information onto the page you're viewing.
JustCite Link Studio – a Windows-based tool that allows individual or batch processing of Word documents, HTML files, text files and PDFs, finding legal references and adding hard coded links into the document.
All users benefit from free helpdesk support as well as regular customer e-bulletins to keep up-to-date with all the latest services and news. You can also receive professional training to ensure that you get the best out of your subscription.
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