JustisOne – Search for cases and legislation

Library Services subscribes to JustisOne, an online resource that gives you access to UK case law and legislation.

In a previous blog post we explained how to log in. Below is a quick guide on how to search for cases and legislation.

How to search for a case

You can do a simple search from the homepage, by typing in either the title, citation, party names, keywords, or area of law. If you start typing in, JustisOne will fill the rest in for you, giving a few suggestions: a useful tool if you can’t remember the exact citation or you only have half of it!

Let’s search “Gillett v Holt”:

The database will bring back either the exact or the closest match. You can select the one you want to read and you will get to this page:

If you click on the hyperlink, you will be able to access an overview of the case, cited cases, citing cases and the judgment. You will also be able to download it.

 Advanced search

If you want to specifically search for a case, a piece of legislation, or EU law, please click on the “Advanced” tab from the menu on the left.

You can then select your choice. Each section has different fields: for example, you can search a case by party names, and a legislation by the Act or Section name.

You can also search using the “Full Text” field, but be mindful that it might bring back too many results.

Search for legislation

Click on “Advanced Search” and then on “Legislation”. Search for the name of the Act, e.g. “Dangerous Dogs Act” and hit search.

You can then navigate sections of the Act by clicking on “Whole Act” and selecting the part you want to read.

You can also see the status, e.g. if it has been repealed, if there are amendments and which are these amended items, and the citing cases by clicking on the relevant tab.

 

As for the cases, you will be able to read the full act if we subscribe to it. You can also download the PDF.

Need further help?

If you need further help, please don’t hesitate to contact your subject librarian: https://libguides.city.ac.uk/law

JustisOne

Library Services has subscribed to a new online resource, JustisOne, which gives you access to UK case law and legislation.

To help you get familiar with it, we will publish a couple of blog posts. In this one, we will give a brief overview on the kind of material you can access and how to log in. Another blog post with a more in-depth guide will be published next week!

What content is available?

JustisOne gives you access to UK case law, including reported and unreported judgments, and legislation.

The database also indexes case law from other common law legislation.

How do I sign in?

Go to CityLibrary Search (city.ac.uk/library) and search for JustisOne. Click on the result and then select “Academic sign in: Athens”. From the following screen, search for “City, University of London”, under “Find your organisation”. You can now log in using your City username and password.

  

Tutorials available

JustisOne has created several tutorials to explain its many features to users. You can find these videos at the following link: http://www.justis.com/justisone-videos. This page is updated regularly.

Need further help?

If you need further help, please don’t hesitate to contact your subject librarian: https://libguides.city.ac.uk/law