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Jun 18, 2021

United Kingdom Court and Tribunal Judgements Will Be Available via National Archives

The following is a message sent by the IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee and republished here with permission:

Court and Tribunal Judgements moved to a new website and the storage and publication of judgements will now be managed by the (UK) National Archives.

The website will host thousands of court judgments, saving time and money for lawyers, judges, academics, journalists, students and members of the public who require them for vital case preparation or research purposes.

Judicial Review rulings, European case law, commercial judgments and many more cases of legal significance from the High Court, Upper Tier Tribunal, and the Court of Appeal will be readily available to anyone from April 2022.

At present, there are multiple sources for court judgment publications, of which the British and Irish Legal Information Institute (BAILII) is the largest. The long-term aim is for all of them to migrate onto The National Archives website which has a track record in hosting digital files safely and securely.

BAILII will continue to provide free access to judgments, for other jurisdictions, including Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Commonwealth as well as England and Wales, continuing their great service to date.

The UK National Archives website is: https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/  Be mindful that the records will not be available until April 2022.

To read more see:

https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/about/news/the-national-archives-to-publish-court-and-tribunal-judgments/

and

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/boost-for-open-justice-as-court-judgments-get-new-home

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 

Jun 18, 2021

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