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Law: Cases

Case law

A very small percentage of the cases heard in UK Courts are reported in law reports and available online or in hard copy. Cases are reported if they are of legal significance and these are usually heard in the higher courts i.e. Court of Appeal or Supreme Court.  

Find out more by completing this Case citations and law reports tutorial or by reading this Understanding UK Case Law guide from SOAS University of London.

Finding UK and EU cases online from the legal databases

Understanding case citations

Follow the Case citations and law reports interactive tutorial below to learn how to decipher case citations, how to find cases with a citation, and to understand how cases are reported;

Case citations and law reports

Legal abbreviations

International Cases

Finding UK and EU cases online for free