An extensive collection of legal information from New Zealand

Access an extensive collection of New Zealand judgments, with over 47,000 full-text cases available alongside international case law, legislation, books, journals, news, and legal commentary.

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Updated weekly, the vLex New Zealand collection offers both reported and unreported judgments, including exclusive cases from The Law Report, which contains important decisions of the higher courts across all major practice areas. The Law Report brings headnotes and summaries to its collection of cases, which began in 2010, and it is available alongside additional content from New Zealand, such as:

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Cases from New Zealand courts, alongside legal news and blogs.

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vLex New Zealand

Updated weekly, this collection contains thousands of reported and unreported New Zealand judgments, and it is the exclusive home of The Law Report, which contains important decisions of the higher courts across all major practice areas, with headnotes and summaries of cases.

The vLex New Zealand collection also includes all decisions of the Supreme Court of New Zealand since it was established in 2004, Court of Appeal cases from 2003, and High Court cases from 2005. Additionally, decisions from a range of tribunals are included in this collection, including the Disputes Tribunal, the Immigration Advisers Complaints and Disciplinary Tribunal, the Real Estate Agents Disciplinary Tribunal, and more. This unparalleled collection of law is available alongside news, legal commentary, books, and journals from New Zealand.

vLex Australia

The Australian Core contains over 80,000 full-text cases, dating back to 1957, including cases from the federal and appellate courts of the Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Northern Territory, Tasmania, and Victoria. Alongside an unparalleled collection of case law, vLex offers a complete package of Australian news, expert legal commentary, books, and journals.

vLex United Kingdom Core

The vLex UK Core contains the largest collection of UK judgments available anywhere online, including both reported and unreported content, which is updated daily. Containing over one million full-text cases, as well as legislation, dockets, books, journals, news, legal commentary, and court and tribunal forms, this collection’s case law dates back to 1163, and it covers the full legislative history of the UK dating back to 1235. This unique collection of data was digitised and independently sourced from the Ministry of Justice, Royal Courts of Justice, Advocates Library, and even individual barristers.

vLex’s United Kingdom collection also includes UK Supreme Court and Court of Appeal dockets, Scottish judgments from a number of courts, including the Court of Session and the High Court of Justiciary, as well as thousands of cases from the courts of Northern Ireland, covering the Magistrates’ Court to the Supreme Court of Northern Ireland. Coverage for Northern Ireland extends from 1922 to 2009 for the House of Lords content, and from 2000 onwards for all other courts.

vLex International Supplement

A complementary collection of international case law, news, books, and journals, containing over 400,000 cases, legislative provisions, legal documents, and articles. This collection combines important international cases from over 20 courts, including judgments from the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), International Criminal Court, Inter-American Court of Human Rights, World Trade Organization, International Court of Justice, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center, International Labour Organization, United Nations Resolutions, United Nations Treaty Series, and many more.

Common Law Books and Journals

The Common Law Books and Journals Collection provides access to an authoritative collection of vLex’s extensive common law secondary sources. The collection spans across multiple jurisdictions, and contains titles from some of the world’s leading publishers, including Gale, Georgetown Law, Edinburgh University Press, WIPO, and many more.

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