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Last Updated: Nov 26, 2015 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Labour & employment law quick start

Printed resources

Halsbury's Laws is an authoritative encyclopaedia of law in the England and Wales. Volumes 39 to 41 of the 5th edition of Halsbury will give you an  overview of English employment law, while the footnotes will direct you to the most important cases, legislation and commentary in that area. (Use the Cumulative Supplement to check for any new developments in the law since the volume was printed.)

The print volumes of Halsbury's Laws are at K1 in the main Reading Room on Floor 2. OU members can access Halsbury's Laws electronically via Lexis®Library. (use link below)

The collection of textbooks and monographs on English employment law is also in the main Reading Room, with shelfmarks between KN190 and KN198. (Click on the tab Books above for more detail about classification.Click on appropriate tab if you are interestedin EU or non UK law)

Law Library: Reserve Collection

When you search SOLO for texts you may find - especially if the text is recommended on an undergrad reading list - that the location is shown as "Law Library Reserve Collection."  Armed with your University Card/Reader's Ticket and desk number, please ask for these books at the Reserve Collection desk in the Reading Room and they will be issued to you for use in the Library.

Electronic resources

  • Lexis┬«Library  
    For OU members only. Legislation, cases (incl. IRLR:Industrial Relations Law Reports 1972- ), journals (incl.Industrial Law Journal 1998- ) and texts, including Halsbury's Laws, Harvey on Industrial Relations and Employment Law
  • Westlaw UK  
    For OU members only. Legislation, cases (incl. ICR: Industrial Cases Reports 1972- ), & journals (incl. ILJ:Industrial law journal 2002 on).
  • Leading Cases in English Labour & Employment Law 1909 -2008
    Free resource.Through the OpenLaw Project BAILII seeks, with the assistance of law lecturers, to identify cases from the past and to make these freely and openly available on the internet to support legal education.
    This list was created updated in 2008 and therefore may not include recent cases (BAILII does not have resources of its own with which to keep this list updated).
  • Trades Union Congress: employment rights
    Free resource. UK guidance and links.
  • EmpLaw: British employment law
    Partially free resource. Note: the Law Bod does NOT have a subscription to this service.

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