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Durham University

University Library


The main encyclopedias dealing with United Kingdom law are

The Digest
Provides brief summaries of leading cases from all dates, arranged by subject

Halsbury's Laws of England
The most important legal encyclopaedia for English law. Arranged by subject, this is a commentary and does not reprint the legislation (for which see the two titles following)

Halsbury's Statutes of England and Wales
The laws currently in force, arranged by subject, together with extensive commentary on case law and interpretation

Halsbury's Statutory Instruments
The statutory instruments of general application currently in force. Arranged by subject

The Laws of Scotland : Stair memorial encyclopaedia
The equivalent, for Scotland, of Halsbury's Laws

There are also a number of encyclopedias on specific legal topics. Most of these are to be found on the Reference shelves in Room 3 in the Palace Green Library.