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BAILII and The National Archives
BAILII continues to assist The National Archives in developing their new service for judgments from England and Wales. Alongside other charitable endeavours, BAILII will continue to provide free access to a wide range of legal materials, including judgments from England and Wales as well as other jurisdictions - Scotland, Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland and European courts, and the Commonwealth.
Dubai International Financial Centre judgments on BAILII
BAILII has added the judgments of the Dubai International Financial Centre courts
from 2009 onwards. Judgments from the Qatar International Court and the Abu Dhabi Global Market courts already appear on BAILII.
Quick Guide to BAILII
A Quick Guide to BAILII compiled by the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies is available here
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for the judgments viewed on BAILII most often in the last week.
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Article about BAILII
'BAILII - Judgment Day and Beyond' has appeared in Legal Information Management and can be read here
New Chair of the Board of Trustees
Guy Beringer CBE, KC (Hon) has been appointed as Chair of the BAILII Board of Trustees.
NEW United Kingdom Judiciary Speeches Database
BAILII has added a new database of judicial speeches
(2003-present). The collection includes all of BAILII's annual Sir Henry Brooke Lectures as well as speeches originally published on judiciary.uk.
BAILII - the Next 10 Years
BAILII - the Next 10 Years
is reproduced from the BIALL Newsletter with the permission of the editor.
BAILII and MoJ working for open justice
Press release here
Data sharing agreement for AI for English Law
BAILII and Oxford University have concluded a groundbreaking data sharing agreement
for the AI for English Law project.
BAILII: The First 20 Years
A timeline of BAILII is now available
Usage of BAILII has increased during the pandemic. Donations are BAILII's core funding. Please consider a donation.
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. The Trustees and staff of BAILII wish all users and supporters well during this difficult time.
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.
New BAILII briefing paper
A briefing paper containing recent information about BAILII is now available here
BAILII needs your support
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.