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.
Hart Publishing, based in Oxford, is an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing. Established in 1996 as an independent and privately owned publisher of legal journals, textbooks, scholarly monographs and practitioners’ books, it was acquired by Bloomsbury Publishing in 2013. The online book catalogue is arranged primarily by topic and there are options within each topic to browse new and 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.
Informa Law is an imprint of the academic publisher Routledge which focuses on practitioners’ books in areas that include maritime, commercial, dispute resolution, insurance, construction and transport law. The site features new and forthcoming titles as well as sector lists.
Kluwer Law International, part of the Netherlands-based global information services company Wolters Kluwer, specialises in the publication of English language international law titles. The site has downloadable catalogues, information on forthcoming titles, and a link “eStore” to its search and online ordering facility.
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 includes listings (updated monthly) of recently published and forthcoming titles, loose leaf releases, and major works such as Atkin’s Court Forms, Halsbury’s Laws and Halsbury’s 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, professional/practitioner), publication date and format (eg Ebook, looseleaf). There is an online ordering facility.
The Publications Office is the official publisher for the European Union. Its site allows official publications to be searched or browsed by subject, with links to the EU Bookshop. It also has links to online resources managed by the Publications Office, such as an online public access catalogue (OPac), and the EuroVoc multilingual thesaurus.
The Queen’s Printer for Scotland (QPS) 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 UK 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. Its database includes more than 700,000 titles currently in print in the UK. Publications are browsable by subject, and forthcoming key publications are listed under “Coming Soon”. A free Email Updates service is also available. All issues of TSO’s Daily List from January 2008 onwards are reproduced on the site.
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 link to the online catalogue which can be browsed and searched via Sweet & Maxwell’s website.
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 from the merger in February 2007 of Oxford-based Blackwell Publishing Ltd with the scientific, technical and medical business of US publisher John Wiley & Sons Inc. The site has a browse by subject facility and the online catalogue can be searched by keyword, author and title.