Practice Areas

Commercial Law

Lex Mercatoria International trade and commercial law monitor, extended to include other areas of international law; provides extensive free international law links and materials.

Company Law

Companies House: WebCHeck All limited companies in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland are registered at Companies House. The Companies House WebCHeck service enables you search for information on companies free of charge. You can also use WebCHeck to view a company's filing history and purchase copies of documents and company reports.

Competition Law

Competition Appeal Tribunal For full text of judgments in appeals and details of other applications and claims involving competition or economic regulatory issues.

Competition and Markets Authority This site covers the work of the Competition and Markets Authority which was formed in April 2014 by the merger of the Competition Commission and the Office of Fair Trading.

Ecclesiastical Law

Ecclesiastical Law Society The Ecclesiastical Law Society exists to promote the study of ecclesiastical and canon law particularly in the Church of England and those churches in communion with it.

Employment Law

ACAS The Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service website covers employment topics, press releases and publications.

Employment Appeal Tribunal Includes full text of EAT judgments transcribed since 1999 and selected judgments from other hearings, plus practice directions, cause lists and information on procedures.

Employment Cases Update Includes full text of relevant judgments, including those in the Employment Appeals Tribunal court.

Family Law

Family Law Week News of recent cases and legislation, articles and resources on all aspects of family law. The site is free but registration is required.

Human Rights

Council of Europe Treaty Office For texts of Council of Europe conventions in English, French, Italian, German and Russian, and chart showing signatures and ratifications.

European Court of Human Rights Information about the Court and judgments free on date of delivery on HUDOC database.

Human Rights Update An initiative of 1 Crown Office Row, containing material previously available only on Lawtel. Contains over 400 reports and commentaries dating back to 1998, as well as articles prepared by members of chambers and a commentary on the ECHR and HRA. Requires registration (free).

Interights - International Centre for the Legal Protection of Human Rights Includes summaries of recent decisions from Commonwealth jurisdictions and tribunals applying international human rights law, as well as links to regional and national bodies and tribunals and relevant national sites.

International Court of Justice Cases referred to the ICJ since 1946, information about the Court and basic UN documents, including the Charter.

Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission A statutory body established by the Northern Ireland Act 1998, in compliance with the Good Friday Agreement, to ensure the full protection of the human rights of everyone in Northern Ireland.

Your Rights Liberty’s online guide to human rights law in England and Wales.

Immigration and Nationality

European Country of Origin Network (ECOI) A gateway for country resources for asylum and refugee lawyers, including reports and national laws.

Immigration and Asylum Tribunal The only authoritative public source of IAT/AIT determinations.

UK Visas and Immigration A Home Office website devoted to matters relating to immigration, nationality and asylum.

Information Law

Panopticon A blog maintained by 11 KBW’s Information Law Practice Group.

Intellectual Property

Espacenet The European Patent Office offers access to European and worldwide patent applications from 1836, in original language and English abstract.

WIPO Lex World Intellectual Property Organization’s searchable database of intellectual property national laws & treaties.

International Law

Electronic Information System for International Law (EISIL) Developed by the American Society for International law to ensure easy access to primary materials, authoritative websites and helpful research guides to international law on the internet.

International Criminal Court This site contains basic documents, such as the Rome Statute, information on the Court and its cases, Rules of Procedure and Evidence and job vacancies.

United Nations Treaty Collection Full text and information on ratification and status of treaties deposited with UN since 1946 and League of Nations treaty Series 1920-1944.

Personal Injury

Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority Includes online guides to the scheme and application forms, with details of the appeals procedure and relevant forms.

Criminal Injuries Compensation Tribunal Successor to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Appeals Panel (CICAP), provides access to appeal decisions, rules and legislation, as well as court.

Real Property

Land Registry: Find a Property The Land Registry's 'Find a property' search enables you to identify registered titles to land and to purchase copies of title registers, title plans and Flood Risk Indicator results. Other registered estates that may affect land, such as titles of tunnels, pipelines, mines and minerals and airspace leases, may also be identified by searching the index map. 

Sports Law

Tribunal Arbitral du Sport – Court of Arbitration for Sport An independent arbitration body set up to settle sports-related disputes. The site includes transcripts of the most recent decisions.