Cardiff Index to Legal Abbreviations

Extensive legal abbreviations index, with coverage concentrated on English language legal publications from the British Isles, the Commonwealth and the United States, together with selected major foreign language publications. The emphasis is on law reports and legal periodicals, with the addition of some legislative publications and major textbooks. The index can be searched from title to abbreviation, as well as from abbreviation to title.

Court and tribunal finder

The Court and tribunal finder on the GOV.UK site provides an alphabetical listing of all courts and probate offices in England and Wales and all tribunals in England, Wales and Scotland. It includes information on each court’s and tribunal’s address and facilities, opening hours, contact details, how to get there, and type of work (eg civil, family). There are also options which allow for searching by area of law and postcode and by name or address of a court or tribunal.

GlobaLex

GlobaLex provides online guides to international, foreign and comparative law research. The site’s four sections are International Law Research (guides to over 25 topics), Comparative Law Research, Foreign Law Research (guides to over 100 countries), and Tools for Building Foreign, Comparative and International Law Collections. The guides include commentary, bibliographies and links to online resources, and are written by subject librarians and faculty staff from universities and other institutions from around the globe. The site is produced by the Hauser Global Law School Program (HGLSP) at the New York University School of Law.

LawCite

LawCite is an automatically generated international legal case and journal article citator which is being developed at AustLII with the collaboration of other members of the Free Access to Law Movement. Over 18,000 law report and journal series are currently indexed, and the database includes over five million cases and law journal articles from around the world. Emphasis is on common law countries but this is gradually being extended to include civil law jurisdictions. Decisions are searchable by citation, parties, court, jurisdiction and date, and search results include a link to the full text of the case where available, together with details of legislation cited, cases and articles cited, and cases and articles referring to the case.

Legal Hub

Sweet & Maxwell’s Legal Hub site provides free online access to the current editions of its publications The Bar Directory, Expert Witness Directory and In-house Lawyer Directory. The site also includes a collection of articles: for full access to these registration is required.

LLRX.com: Legal Research

LLRX.com describes itself as an independent web journal which provides articles, research guides and other resources relating to legal practice, research and law firm management. Material can be browsed by subject, date and author via the ‘Archives’ menu option. The “International Legal Research” subcategory has articles and guides on international law topics and on researching the law in various countries and regions of the world.

New Square Chambers: Term Date Calculator

This calculator can be used to determine the dates of the four sittings or “legal terms” of the Court of Appeal and the High Court of England and Wales in every legal year from 1972-73 to 2200-2201. There is also an informative “Historical Note on the Legal Terms”, reproduced from A handbook of dates for students of English history, edited by C.R. Cheney and Michael Jones (2nd edition, Cambridge University Press, 2000).

Ogden Tables

The Actuarial Tables with Explanatory Notes for Use in Personal Injury and Fatal Accident Cases, commonly known as the Ogden Tables, may be downloaded from this page of the GOV.UK site. All editions are available, from the current 7th (2011) back to the 1st (1984).

Personal Injury Calculator

Online calculator created by Richard Paige, barrister of Sovereign Chambers in Leeds. It can be used to update personal injury awards in line with inflation and, if appropriate, the decision of the Court of Appeal in Heil v. Rankin.

piCalculator

This site provides calculators designed to assist personal injury lawyers to prepare personal injury and clinical negligence claim documents. Tables are reproduced from the 7th, 6th and 5th editions of the Ogden Tables. The calculators are accessible only by subscribers.

Prison Finder

Prison Finder on the GOV.UK site is an online directory of prisons in England and Wales. Information includes addresses, contact details, accommodation, operational capacity and visiting times. Search options include name, category and region.

Regnal Years of English Sovereigns

Until 1962 the regnal year in which a statute was passed formed an essential part of its citation. This detailed table gives precise dates of all English regnal years 1066-1962. The text is from Sweet & Maxwell’s Guide to law reports and statutes, 4th edition, 1962, reproduced as a pdf document here on the web site of Harvard Law School Library.

Roman Numerals

This page on the web site of the Nova Roma society provides a converter from Roman numerals to arabic and vice versa, together with a brief explanation of how the Roman numbering system works.

World Legal Systems

Five legal systems – civil law, common law, customary law, Muslim law and mixed systems – are briefly described, and the world’s “political entities” (mostly countries) are listed and classified according to the system under which they operate. The site is created by JuriGlobe, a research group formed by professors from the Faculty of Law of the University of Ottawa.