BAILII: The First 20 Years|
A timeline of BAILII is now available.
During the Covid-19 pandemic the BAILII team are working from their homes and are continuing to upload judgments as they come in; additionally, courts and tribunals are sending some older materials which they have not sent to BAILII before. BAILII is also taking the opportunity for project work; for example, several thousand Employment Tribunal (UKET) decisions have recently been uploaded. The Trustees and staff of BAILII wish all users and supporters well during this difficult time.
LVI 2020 Postponed
It is with regret that the Conference Committee has decided to postpone the Law Via the Internet Conference 2020, originally scheduled for September 2020 in London. The Committee intends to find suitable dates to hold the conference in 2021 and will make a further announcement once the situation is clearer. The Call for Papers is suspended and will be re-opened when the conference is rearranged. We hope you are all keeping safe and we look forward to meeting up next year
BAILII Advisory Council
BAILII has convened a group to advise it on strategy and support it in promoting the BAILII service and to contribute to BAILII activities. Members of the AC are drawn from a range of stakeholders including users, content specialists, supporters, and donors.
Quick Guide to BAILII
A Quick Guide to BAILII compiled by the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies is available here.
New BAILII briefing paper
A briefing paper containing recent information about BAILII is now available here.
BAILII needs your support
An article by Guy Beringer, a trustee of BAILII.
New BAILII search engine
BAILII has moved to a new search engine. Please see this page for details of the changes. If you have scripts that access BAILII through the search interface, you will need to update them. If you need assistance, contact feedback.
BAILII is the most popular free legal website!
The annual Society of Legal Scholars and BIALL Survey shows that BAILII, by a large margin, is the most popular free website with legal content which assists teaching staff and students in their law studies and which they access frequently.
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Donations enable BAILII to meet the costs of maintaining and developing its website. Those who support BAILII's aims or make regular use of BAILII are encouraged to contribute. Click here for more information.
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