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The University of Bolton Library

Law

Finding Cases and Statutes

Both LexisLibrary and Westlaw have a range of tools to help you search and browse for cases and statutes. 

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Their coverage can vary: LexisLibrary has a focus on UK law while Westlaw may have greater coverage of EU law. Depending on your area of focus you may wish to search both databases separately. 

Finding Cases on LexisLibrary

Use the Quick Search feature to search for cases, or select the dedicated Cases tab for more options. 

Once you have retrieved a list of results, select a Case Overview for the history of the case and the judicial treatment the decision has received.

A detailed guide on searching for cases, including using the Judgement Alerter feature, is available on the LexisLibrary website

Finding Cases on Westlaw