BAILII seeks, with the assistance of law lecturers, to identify leading cases from the past in various areas of law and to make these freely and openly available on the internet to support legal education. The link in the box to the right to Leading Cases will take you to it, but note the warning: the list was created updated in 2008 and therefore may not include very important cases heard since then.
Holders of a current Oxford SSO can access all the online resources below.
After the first subscription database there are links to online resources which are free to all.
Law reports are shelved in the LawBod according to jurisdiction.
Where the reports are drawn from more than one jurisdiction, then they will be in General. If a human rights approach was taken to the problem, then you many find them in the section with shelf marks starting Internat.
The list below shows major sources for English and EU labour law cases - those in bold are series you may not have encountered before.
|AC||Appeal Cases||Cw UK 120 L104|
|All ER||All England Law Reports||Cw UK 120 A11|
|BHRC||Butterworths Human Rights Cases||General 100 B90|
|CMLR||Common Market Law Reports||Euro Comm|
|British Equal Opportunities Cases||Cw UK 120 B43|
|BWCC||Butterworths' Workmen's Compensation Cases, 1907-49||Cw UK 120 B70|
|EmpLR||Employment Law Reports||Cw UK 120 E40|
|EqLR||Equality Law Reports||Cw UK 120 E78|
|ECR||European Court Reports||Euro Comm 100 R313|
|EHRR||European Human Rights Reports||Internat 150 E60|
|FSR||Fleet Street Reports||Cw UK 120 F50|
|HRLR||Human Rights Law Reports||Cw UK 120 H100a|
|ICR||Industrial Cases Reports||Cw UK 120 I41|
|ICR||Industrial Court Reports (1972-74)||Cw UK 120 I40|
|ILLR||International Labour Law Reports||General 100 I50|
|IRLR||Industrial Relations Law Reports||Cw UK 120 I60|
|Unfair dismissal : a guide to relevant case law||Cw UK 120 I62|
|Discrimination : a guide to relevant case law||Cw UK 120 I62.1|
|KIR||Knight's Industrial Reports||Cw UK 120 K45|
|LGR||[Butterworths] Local Government Reports||Cw UK 120 K50|
|OPLR||Occupational Pensions Law Reports||Cw UK 120 O15|
|PLR||[IDS] Pensions Law Reports||Cw UK 120 P35|
|QBD||Queen's Bench Division||Cw UK 120 L127|
|Race Discrimination Law Report||Cw UK 120 R5|
|RPC||Reports of Patent etc Cases||Cw UK 120 R60|
|TLR||Times Law Reports||Cw UK 120 T35|
|UKHRR||United Kingdom Human Rights Reporter||Cw UK 120 U75|
|WLR||Weekly Law Reports||Cw UK 120 W20|
Subscription databases have made this type of research easier, Holders of an Oxford SSO should use the following for English/UK case law developments:
On Floor 2:
Current Law Case Citator
Cw UK 200 C976f
Digest : annotated British, Commonwealth and European cases
Cw UK 150 E58a3