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- UK Legislation
- Court Services
- UK Government Departments
- UK Police Forces
- European Law
- International Law
- Law Societies
- Legal Jobs and Recruitment
- Legal Outfitters
- Other Legal Resources
The Law of the European Union is a legal system which operates alongside the laws of Member States of the European Union (EU). EU law has direct effect within the legal systems of its Member States, and overrides national law in many areas.
- European Law Monitor
European Law Monitor provides a range of information and research services that help EU citizens, businesses and other organisations find out more about the European treaties, policies, laws, directives and regulations that affect them.
- Direct Access to European Union Law
EUR-Lex provides direct free access to European Union law. This service allows you to consult the Official Journal of the European Union as well as the treaties, legislation, case-law and legislative proposals.
- Gateway to The European Union
EUROPA provides up to date coverage of European Union affairs and essential information on European integration.Visitors can also consult all legislation currently in force or under discussion, access the websites of each of the EU institutions and find out about the policies administered by the European Union under the powers devolved to it by the Treaties.
- The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU)
The Court of Justice of the European Union, together with the national courts, constitutes the European Union’s judiciary. The Court’s main task is to interpret Community law uniformly and to rule on its validity. It answers questions referred to it by the national courts, which play a vital role, as they apply Community law at local level.
- European Parliament
The European Parliament is the only directly-elected body of the European Union. The 785 Members of the European Parliament are there to represent you, the citizen. They are elected once every five years by voters right across the 27 Member States of the European Union on behalf of its 492 million citizens.
- Council of Europe
The Council of Europe, based in Strasbourg (France), now covers virtually the entire European continent, with its 47 member countries. Founded on 5 May 1949 by 10 countries, the Council of Europe seeks to develop throughout Europe common and democratic principles based on the European Convention on Human Rights and other reference texts on the protection of individuals.
International Law refers to the system of regulation of agreements that bring together nations in accordance with recognised values and standards. It differs from other legal systems in that it primarily concerns the countries of the world rather than private citizens.
- United Nations International Law
The United Nations (UN) is an international organisation whose stated aims are to facilitate cooperation in international law, international security, economic development, social progress, human rights and achieving world peace.
- International Court of Justice
The International Court of Justice (ICJ) is the principal judicial arm of the United Nations (UN).
The Court’s role is to settle, in accordance with international law, legal disputes submitted to it by states and countries, and to give advisory opinions on legal questions referred to it by authorised United Nations divisions and specialised agencies.
Law Societies regulate practising solicitors throughout the United Kingdom. This section provides access to The Law Society for each area of the UK.
- The Law Society of Scotland
The Law Society of Scotland is the governing body for Scottish solicitors.All practising solicitors in Scotland must be members of the Society and must hold a current Practising Certificate which is issued by the Society.
- The Law Society of England & Wales
The Law Society of England & Wales represents, and helps protect and promote solicitors accross England and Wales.
- The Law Society of Northern Ireland
The Law Society of Northern Ireland is an organisation that regulates the solicitors’ profession in Northern Ireland.
- The Isle of Man Law Society
The Isle of Man Law Society is the professional body for solicitors in the Isle of Man.
- The Law Society of Jersey
The Law Society of Jersey is the governing body of lawyers practising as Advocates and Solicitors of the Royal Court of Jersey, Channel Islands.
Legal Jobs and Recruitment
This section provides access to some of the UK’s leading law recruitment companies. With legal jobs ranging from lawyers to legal secretaries and other legal administrative support roles, the following companies will help you find a role to suit your individual requirements.
- The Law Society Gazette
The Law Society Gazette provides access to the latest legal jobs for solicitors, covering all areas of UK law.
- Totally Legal
Totally Legal is a comprehensive legal recruitment website specialising in legal jobs for professionals throughout the UK. Search for law job vacancies including jobs for solicitors, lawyers, legal secretaries, legal PA’s, paralegals, lawyers and other support roles.
- Legal Prospects
Legal Prospects is a specialist recruitment website providing you with the very latest legal opportunities within the legal industry. Legal Prospects offer vacancies nationwide in all areas of legal recruitment.
- Legal Week Jobs
The Legal Week Jobs Board is a useful resource for lawyers to find the latest jobs in private practice and industry. Search the latest jobs from top UK and global employers.
- Simply Law Jobs
Simply Law Jobs specialise in advertising legal jobs including vacancies for paralegals, solicitors and legal secretaries. All levels of the legal profession are covered throughout the UK with law jobs from leading legal recruitment companies, law firms and direct employers.
- The Lawyer.com
The Lawyer.com is a major website for the entire legal profession including a section for legal jobs and training courses.
- BCL Legal – Legal Recruitment
BCL Legal offers a comprehensive legal recruitment service for lawyers, law firms and businesses.
- UK Jobs Network
UK Jobs network is a website which is updated every day with the latest job vacancies from across the UK, including a large legal section.
Reed.co.uk is the UK’s biggest job site, and also includes a large legal section.
Legal Outfitters provide legal dress to hire and to buy. Some specialists in legal wear are listed below:
- Stanley Ley
Stanley Ley specialise in legal robes and gowns, wigs for Barristers and Judges, legal wigs, Lawyers and Attorney’s legal wear, court tunic shirts, shirts and tunics, starched collars, soft collars, stiff collars, collar studs, collar stiffeners, Barrister bands, tie bands, wig stands, cuff links plus many more legal accessories.
- Ede & Ravenscroft
Ede and Ravenscroft has over 300 years’ experience of both specialist legal wear tailoring and wig making. Ede and Ravenscroft also provides a comprehensive after-care service carried out by our skilled staff, which extends from minor repairs to complete refurbishment.
Other Legal Resources
Other legal resources are listed below:
- The Crown Prosecution Service
The Crown Prosecution Service is responsible for prosecuting criminal cases investigated by the police in England and Wales.
- Office of Public Sector Information
The Office of Public Sector Information(OPSI) provides a range of services to the public, information industry, government and the wider public sector.
- Law Commission
The Law Commission is the statutory independent body created by the Law Commissions Act 1965 to keep the law under review and to recommend reform where it is needed.
- Ministry of Justice
The Ministry of Justice is responsible for the courts, prisons, probation, criminal law and sentencing.
- The UK Statute Law Database
The UK Statute Law Database (SLD) is the official edition of the primary legislation of the United Kingdom made available online.
- Criminal Justice System
The Criminal Justice System website for England & Wales can offer advice and support for victims of crime, witnesses, if you or someone you know has been accused or convicted of a crime, what is involved in doing jury service, and all you need to know about how the Criminal Justice System works.
- Citizens Advice Bureau
The Citizens Advice Bureau helps people resolve their legal, money and other issues by providing free information and advice.
- The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority
The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) is a government organisation that can pay (compensation) to people who have been physically or mentally injured because they were the innocent victim of a violent crime. They offer a free service, processing applications and making awards that range from £1,000 to £500,000.
- National Probation Service for England & Wales
The National Probation Service (NPS) provides probation supervision, community service, and specialist support services, to both adult and young offenders. The aim of the NPS is to stop individuals from committing further offences.
ACAS is an organisation devoted to preventing and resolving employment disputes.
- HM Prison Service
Her Majesty’s Prison Service is the United Kingdom Executive Agency tasked with managing most of the prisons within England and Wales.
- The Association of Motor Offence Lawyers Ltd(AMOL)
The Association of Motor Offence Lawyers Limited (AMOL) is a voluntary organisation which includes a group of solicitors specialising in defending motor offence cases.
- Solicitors Regulation Authority
The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) regulates more than 100,000 solicitors in England and Wales.
The purpose of the Authority is to protect the public by ensuring that solicitors meet high standards, and by acting when risks are identified.
- The Bar Council
The Bar Council is the professional body for barristers in England and Wales. It provides representation and services for the Bar, and Guidance on issues of professional practice.
- Civil Legal Advice
Civil Legal Advice (CLA) offer free, confidential and independent legal advice for residents of England and Wales as part of Legal Aid.
- Business Link – Practical Advice for Business
From 2016, Business Link is now part of the main .GOV website. You can access information, guidance and support for your business needs and your online dealings with government.
- Money Advice Service
The Money Advice Service can provide you with clear, unbiased money advice and information from interactive money planners to help you work out what’s right for you.
- European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF)
The European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF) was created by the euro area Member States following the decisions taken on 9 May 2010 within the framework of the Ecofin Council.
The EFSF’s mandate is to safeguard financial stability in Europe by providing financial assistance to euro area Member States.
- Acts of Parliament
More than 200 UK public general Acts of Parliament
- Apply to be a Magistrate
A guide on how to become a Magistrate with application form downloads.
- Bills before Parliament
A list of current Bills before Parliament
- Criminal Procedure Rules Committee
The Criminal Procedure Rule Committee is responsible for modernising court procedure and practice, and makes the Criminal Procedure Rules.
Hansard (the Official Report) is the edited verbatim report of proceedings of both the House of Commons and the House of Lords. You will find Daily Debates from Hansard published on this website the next working day by 6am.
- Home Office
The Home Office controls immigration and passports, drugs policy, crime policy and counter-terrorism and strives to ensure visible, responsive and accountable policing in the UK.
- Judiciary Website
Judiciary website packed full of information about the judiciary system in England and Wales.
- Justice Committee
The Justice Committee was appointed by the House of Commons to look at the expenditure, administration and policy of the Ministry of Justice and associated public bodies.
- Office for Judicial Complaints
The website for the Office for Judicial Complaints (OJC) provides information about the types of complaints that they deal with, how the complaints system works, the role of the OJC and what to do if you are considering making a complaint about the personal conduct of a judicial office holder.
- Parliament Live TV
Live and archived coverage of UK Parliament proceedings taking place in public including debates and committee meetings of both houses.
- Statute Law Database
The place to find laws and legislation for the whole of the UK – includes Acts of Parliament for Scotland and Northern Ireland.
- Court News UK
News reports from London Courts and other courts around the UK – Day to day top news.
- The Association of British Investigators
The Association of British Investigators (ABI) was formed in 1913 and has been upholding professional standards ever since.
Endorsed by The Law Society, ensure your investigator is an ABI member.