British and Irish Legal Information Institute (BAILII)
This website contains British and Irish case law & legislation, European Union and ECHR case law, Law Commission reports, and other law-related British and Irish material. It is particularly useful for the full texts of QBD, CA, HL and ECHR judgments.

Supreme Court

Here you will find the full judgments of the Supreme Court after 31st July 2009.  For judgments of the House of Lords before that date, use either BAILII or the House of Lords archive at

Law Commission
A website containing all Law Commission reports, consultations, draft bills and programmes of law reform.

European Court of Human Rights This is the website of the European Court of Human Rights with access to case law, reports and pending cases.

Acts of Parliament This Office of Public Sector Information website contains Acts of Parliament, Explanatory Notes and Bills currently going through parliament from 1886 onwards. It contains the former HMSO publications – leglislation printed by Her Majesty’s Stationary Office.

Home Office
This website contains a wealth of information on government research related to both criminal justice and criminal law, policy documents, public information and statistics.

Crown Prosecution Service

This website contains the Code for Crown Prosecutors and Legal Guidance on prosecutions.

UK Parliament
This website contains useful information on government and parliamentary business including Hansard, research, legislation and bills, archives and records.

UK Government
This website contains a great deal of information on the many aspects of government. You will find interesting information here on crime, justice and the law.

Criminal Justice System/Ministry of Justice
This is a gateway to the criminal justice system on which you will find information regarding the work of the Ministry of Justice, the Home Office, the Attorney General’s Office with links to the Office for Criminal Justice Reform.


This site contains information on crime and policing

Powers of Arrest

This site contains information on police powers

Government Statistics on Crime

This site contains criminal justice statistics.

Sentencing Council

This site provides information on sentencing guidelines.