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Last Updated: Jan 17, 2018     Views: 2

BAILII is a free case law resource which should be searched directly. Help on how to do this effectively is available here:


Looking for a case with a medium neutral citation is simple using the Browse search option, e.g. Marley v Rawlings [2014] UKSC 2, [2015] AC 129.

Click on United Kingdom (the UK part of the citation) under BAILII Databases:

BAILII Resources

This gives a breakdown of the resources available. 

N.B. The English Reports (available on CommonLII) are those cases primarily pre-dating 1865 which are located in hard copy in the British Law Reports room of the Law Library.


The case citation gives UKSC as the court abbreviation and this is the Supreme Court (the SC part of the citation):

BAILII Supreme Court


Select 2014 (the date in the citation):

BAILII Supreme Court 2014


Click on the link for Marley v Rawlings (case no. 2 in the given citation):

BAILII Marley v Rawlings


If you have any difficulty with locating a case then please contact your Law Library team.

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