Courts Service – the excellent home page of the Irish Courts Service with the legal diary online, information about courts nationwide, links and the most important recent decisions of the superior courts.
Supreme Court of Ireland – the latest and most relevant judgments from what remains Ireland’s final court of appeal.
Irish Statute Book – all Irish statutes from 1922 in a searchable database, plus the Irish Constitution and statutory instruments. An invaluable resource.
Law Reform Commission – including consolidated acts and statutory instruments in Ireland as a result of the Commission’s mandate to keep the law under review as part of the eLegislation Group.
IrishLaw – one of the original and most comprehensive sources of Irish law on the internet. Not a great design, but it includes the IrishLaw list, an e-mail discussion list on Irish and Northern Irish law and a list of forthcoming legal events.
British and Irish Legal Information Institute – comprehensive, up-to-date cases and legislation from Ireland (north and south), England & Wales and Scotland, with European Union case law, Law Commission reports, and other law-related Irish and British material. Another invaluable resource!
King’s Inns – responsible for the training of barristers in Ireland. The site provides information about the diploma and degree courses, with lists of the subjects to be studied. There’s also a brief history of the Inns, my alma mater.
Law Library of Ireland – the home of most of Ireland’s barristers, with limited information about the Irish court system, the barristers’ code of conduct, pictures of barristers, how to qualify as a barrister, plus links to worldwide legal sites – though there’s no link to this site!
Law Society of Ireland – one of the best examples of how a site can change for the better. The current incarnation of this site informs the public about the work of Irish solicitors, and includes back copies of the award-winning Law Society Gazette, as well as information for the public, solicitors and trainee solicitors.
Department of Justice and Equality – a range of topics, including applications for Government bodies and the latest press releases and speeches.
Cassidy Law – the website of top media lawyer Pamela Cassidy, with a special focus on broadcasting, publishing and media issues.
Deirdre K Ryan & Co – in Roscrea, Co Tipperary, have prayers to lift the spirit. An unusually pleasant feature on a solicitor’s website.
ByrneWallace – one of the biggest advisers to the healthcare sector with a useful bulletin of legal news.
Mason Hayes and Curran – a ‘latest’ section provides up-to-date news.
William Fry – smart, up-to-date site making full use of new technology.
John Glynn & Co – commonsense advice on matters like accidents, house purchases, employers’ liability and making a will.
A&L Goodbody – one of Ireland’s largest firms, with a comprehensive section on ‘what we do’.
Matheson Ormsby Prentice – with a section on news, insights and videos. Worth a look.
McCann FitzGerald – the firm has updated its site and seems to be trying to keep it up to date.
UK statute law – the official revised database of all United Kingdom primary legislation since 1267 (including the U232 Aghafad Road (Rubble Road), Newtownstewart (Abandonment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2014!).
Compact Law – free advice on English and Welsh law, with excellent articles on topics like accident claims, adoption, consumer affairs, employment law, injunctions, legal aid and legal documents.
Courts and Tribunals Judiciary – judgments of the Court of Appeal and lower courts, practice directions, court lists and other information.
Delia Venables – a comprehensive list of links to legal pages throughout the world.
British Solicitors – Delia Venables’ full list of solicitors in the United Kingdom.
House of Lords – judgments of the United Kingdom’s final court of appeal until 31 July 2009, with a search facility.
Supreme Court – judgments of the United Kingdom’s final court of appeal in civil matters. It also hears appeals in criminal cases from England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and cases of public or constitutional importance.
Law Commission of England and Wales – details of law being reviewed in the areas of common law, company and commercial law, criminal law, property and trust law and statute law, with full texts of recent publications.
Ministry of Justice – the former department of the Lord Chancellor and Department for Constitutional Affairs is now responsible for the administration of justice in England and Wales. It covers such topics as court management, the judiciary, legal aid and even the statistics on applications for gender recognition certificates.
Templeman Library – University of Kent’s comprehensive list of world-wide legal links.
Australasian Legal Information Institute – a great Aussie page, with umpteen gigabytes of raw text materials and millions of searchable documents on almost 600 databases. AustLII publishes primary legal materials (legislation, treaties and decisions of courts and tribunals) and secondary legal materials created by public bodies, such as law reform and Royal Commission reports.
Biddle Law Library of the University of Pennsylvania – a list of legal research websites.
Court websites – US state court-related sites, and links to international court sites.
FindLaw legal resources – comprehensive legal resources on line including law reviews, employment, legal organisations, law firms, US Supreme Court opinions, foreign and international legal links, legal practice materials and even message boards and chat...
Global Legal Information Network – a guide to international legal materials prepared by the US Law Library of Congress and linking to government and legal information sources worldwide.
Fee Fie Foe Firm – search engine that looks for the websites of US law firms, allowing users to find legal experts, legal commentary, media releases and more.
Hieros Gamos – links to more than 50,000 legal and government web addresses, with discussion groups, news resources, search facility and much more – in several languages!
The International Academy of Family (formerly Matrimonial) Lawyers – aims to improve family law practice throughout the world, though it only shows nine Irish members.
Law and Justice Foundation – an initiative of the Law Foundation of New South Wales, with access to wide range of Australian and international legal materials and the best legal websites to assist legal research. The Foundation operates a number of justice projects, and a legal access grants programme.
New Mexico Second District Court – virtual courthouse, with everything you always wanted to know about law in New Mexico. One of the first courts on the internet!
Gridley, Ward & Hamilton – Utah personal injury lawyers who now occupy my great-great-uncle Dennis Smyth’s historic house in Ogden (pictured).
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