Answered By: Law Library Staff Team
Last Updated: Jul 01, 2018     Views: 2652

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

You can also view the short video attached to this FAQ [see Links & Files below].


Neutral Citation Example:

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 the BAILII Databases heading:

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.


Click on United Kingdom Supreme Court (the case citation gives UKSC as the court abbreviation):

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


A printable PDF version (court copy) can be downloaded which can also be submitted as authority in a moot.

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

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