Bloomsbury Professional is a law and tax publisher, with offices in England, Ireland and Scotland, which was known as Tottel Publishing before its acquisition by Bloomsbury Publishing plc in 2009. Its publications include books, journals, newsletters, looseleaf services, and separate Ireland and Scotland lists. There is an online catalogue that can be browsed by subject, and an online ordering facility.
The major academic and reference publisher Cambridge University Press has an extensive law list. The Law section of the online catalogue (accessed via the Academic link) is arranged primarily by legal topic. The site includes search and online ordering facilities.
The EU Bookshop, managed by the Publications Office of the European Union, provides online access to official publications from the EU institutions, agencies and other bodies. Content is fully searchable and can also be browsed by subject (“themes”) or by institutional author (“authors”). Many publications may be downloaded free as pdf documents: others which are chargeable may be ordered online.
The Publications Office is the official publisher for the European Union. Its site allows official publications to be searched or browsed by subject, and includes an archive of newsletters about new publications and products July 2013 onwards, with links to the EU Bookshop. It also has links to online resources managed by the Publications Office, such as EUR-Lex, the EuroVoc multilingual thesaurus and the online directory EU Whoiswho.
Hammicks is a UK-based supplier of law books and legal subscriptions, now part of John Smith & Son Group Ltd. The site’s online catalogue is browsable by subject and the site includes search and online ordering facilities.
Based in Oxford, Hart Publishing was an independent and privately owned publisher of legal journals, textbooks, scholarly monographs and practitioners’ books. In September 2013 it was acquired by Bloomsbury Publishing. The online book catalogue is arranged primarily by topic and there are options within each topic to browse new titles, forthcoming titles or the full list. The site includes search and online ordering facilities.
The Incorporated Council of Law Reporting (ICLR) is a not for profit organisation, established in 1865, that is the authorised publisher of the official series of The Law Reports for the Superior and Appellate Courts of England and Wales. It was registered as a charity in 1970. In addition to The Law Reports, it publishes several other series including Weekly Law Reports and Industrial Cases Reports, and also provides the free online service WLR Daily Case Summaries, which previews cases before they appear in printed form. Other site content includes a listing from 2009 onwards of decisions of the Supreme Court on applications for permission to appeal. This can be accessed via a link on the bottom right of the home page.
Informa Law books are published by Routledge and include titles in the areas of maritime, commercial, dispute resolution, insurance, construction and transport law. The site features new and forthcoming titles as well as sector lists.
The UK book imprints of the LexisNexis publishing group, a division of Reed Elsevier, include Butterworths and Tolley as well as some titles formerly published by Jordans and Family Law. The site’s Librarians section, which can be accessed via Products & Services, includes listings (updated monthly) of recently published and forthcoming titles, forthcoming major works and looseleaf releases, and the latest information on Halsbury’s Laws and Statutes.
The major academic and reference publisher Oxford University Press includes an extensive law list aimed at all levels of readership. The site’s Law section is arranged primarily by topic, with the facility to narrow down search results in various ways including by type (eg academic research), publication date and format (eg Ebook, looseleaf). There is an online ordering facility.
The Queen’s Printer for Scotland delivers a range of services to the public, information industry and government relating to the publication and re-use of information produced by the Scottish Government. This work complements the policies managed by The National Archives. The QPS website provides guidance on re-use of public sector information and copyright. Annual reports are available from 2002 onwards (the first covering 1999-2002). Access to Acts of the Scottish Parliament (as enacted and as amended) and original versions of Explanatory Notes and Scottish Statutory Instruments 1999 onwards is provided via links to the legislation.gov.uk site.
This site features academic law books and journals published by Routledge, an imprint of the Taylor & Francis Group which is a division within Informa plc. Recently published titles are listed and there is a browse by subject option and a search and order facility.
Sweet & Maxwell is a London-based publisher of legal books, journals, looseleafs and online services. The company has a 200 year history in legal publishing and is now part of Thomson Reuters. The site has an online catalogue and ordering facility. Searches (via the Advanced Search option) can be done by practice area, author, title and product type. There is also information on new and recent titles and on looseleaf releases.
TSO (The Stationery Office – now part of the Williams Lea Group) is the major publisher of UK official publications, including Parliamentary publications and Command Papers, legislation, the official Gazettes and other statutory publications. An online subscription service, Official Publications Online, is also available. Not only official publications but any UK title in print may be ordered through this online shop site. Publications are browsable by subject, and forthcoming key publications are listed under “Coming Soon”. Full text of all issues of the Daily List from January 2008 onwards are reproduced on the site.
The Stationery Office (TSO) site’s European Union page has lists of titles published by TSO and the Publications Office of the European Union (formerly the Office for Official Publications of the European Communities) during the last few years. There are basic and advanced search options and titles can be ordered online.
W. Green is an Edinburgh-based publisher of Scottish legal texts and law reports. The company has specialised in legal publishing for over a century and has been part of the Sweet & Maxwell group since 1956. The site has a searchable catalogue and an online ordering facility.
Wildy & Sons law booksellers was established in 1830 and is based in London at Lincoln’s Inn and Fleet Street. It has a comprehensive stock of new publications and a vast second-hand department. Information on the site includes listings of new books and looseleaf editions, details of new supplements and releases, and a browse by subject facility. There is an online search and ordering facility. The site also includes information on Wildy’s publishing arm, Wildy, Simmonds and Hill.
This publishing group for academic and professional titles was created in February 2007 by merging Blackwell Publishing with Wiley’s scientific, technical and medical business. All former Blackwell products should be available on the site. The online catalogue can be accessed via the Resources section.
WLR Store is the web site of Wilmington Publishing & Information Ltd, which publishes business information across a variety of industry sectors. Publications include business directories, as well as magazines and reports on various topics.
Kluwer specialises in English language international law titles. The site can be browsed by practice and subject areas and it has a search and online ordering facility.