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What are Law Reports
· Cases recorded of superior courts e.g. Supreme,
Appeal Courts
· Can to be referred to by Judges/Lawyers, new
precedents, underpins Judicial Precedent
· Students can look up cases in a law library
· Structure: summary facts, ratio/obiter,
judgement, names/parties, lawyers/judges
· New technology: Internet, CD ROMS, subscription
to LEXIS or JUSTIS, some free ones as well.…read more

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Examples
· All England Law Reports, published by
Butterworths 1936
· System of law reporting started in 1865
· WLR ­ Weekly Law Reports
· Some newspapers have their own ones e.g
The Times Law Reports
· Separate Volumes; Appeal Courts, Queens
Bench Division, Family…read more

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