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Administrative law: Legislation & Case Law

Subjects: Law

Online sources of UK legislation

Please see below a list of the more common online sources of UK Legislation.  It is important to know if you are looking for amended or unamended legislation.There are a number of subscription databases that have amended legislation and they also include other information (such as annotations) which may be useful.

Explanatory Notes
"Explanatory Notes are documents that explain the purpose of a Bill. All Government Bills and some Private Members' Bills have an accompanying Explanatory Note. They can be found among the 'Bill documents' on the relevant Bill page" (accessed 20 November 2020)

UK/England & Wales case law

Online resources

If the case you need only has a neutral citation then you will have to use one of the online sources to find it!

Specialist court & tribunal for hearing judicial review applications

The Administrative Court and the Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber or UTIAC) which has Judicial Review powers in relation to most immigration decisions.

Printed law reports

UK (& English & Welsh) law report series are shelved on Floor 2, in section with shelf marks beginning Cw UK 100  to Cw UK 200.