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Case law reports from the UK courts can be found in the 'Cases' sections of the legal databases:
If you have a full case citation e.g. R v Morrison  1 WLR 1859
If you only have the party names e.g. DPP v Majewski
Available online in Lexis+ UK in the 'Commentary' section. Select it from the homescreen.
This is the only complete narrative statement of the law of England and Wales providing encyclopedic definitions of each point of law with footnotes to the most significant primary sources. It is an excellent source for detailed definitions to cite in coursework assignments and is designed to enable practitioners to answer the full range of questions likely to arise in the course of practice.
Available in print in the Treforest library.
This provides in a summary form, the whole case law of England & Wales, together with a considerable body of cases from the courts of Scotland, Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand. It also includes other countries of the Commonwealth plus cases dealing with EU Law.
It gives a concise statement of the effect of each case and enables the user to know where to look and what to expect to find when the report itself is examined in full. An essential case companion to Halsbury's Laws of England, following the same classification and arrangement, but providing the reader with further detail. It may also be described as a super-index to The Law Reports and is the only index to The Law Reports 1865-1950.