Extensive coverage of South African law
Explore millions of South African legal documents, including over 70,000 judgments from a wide variety of courts, with coverage provided in partnership with Juta, the largest publisher of South African legal information.
Access South African law online
With new content added frequently and accessible on an AI-powered legal research platform, vLex offers a unique resource for anyone researching South African law. vLex's authoritative primary and secondary materials include:
- Case Law
Cases and articles from South African courts, news sources and authoritative books.
Sabinet’s African Law Collection contains prestigious trade and scholarly publications relating to South African and African law.
For the first time, Juta’s world-renowned titles can be accessed alongside vLex’s comprehensive collection of legal information from over 100 countries.
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vLex South Africa Core
This collection offers access to over 70,000 judgments from a wide variety of South African courts, and it is provided in partnership with Juta, the largest publisher of South African legal information. With new content added frequently and accessible on an AI-powered legal research platform, vLex offers a unique resource for anyone researching South African law.
The South Africa collection also contains millions of primary and secondary law documents, including news articles from leading publishers and full-text cases from the Constitutional Court, Supreme Court of Appeal and divisions of the High Court, as well as content from the superior courts of Namibia and Zimbabwe.
ICLR Law Reports Collection
The Law Reports is an authoritative series of published cases which constitute binding precedent in English law. The collection incorporates all earlier divisions of The Law Reports, as well as the four modern divisions – the Court of Appeal, Chancery, Family, and Queen's Bench Divisions. The Law Reports are written by barristers and solicitors who are present in court for the hearing of the argument and the handing down of judgment. Reports are available on vLex to customers across select Caribbean and African countries.
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.
vLex South African Sabinet Journals
This collection of law journals from the leading legal information provider in South Africa, Sabinet, provides a comprehensive overview of important legal topics. Sabinet’s African Law Collection contains prestigious trade and scholarly publications relating to South African and African law. It includes publications relating to fields of criminal law, estate planning, human rights law, tax and company law, and other relevant fields, which are now accessible alongside over 70,000 full-text South African cases on vLex, as well as an extensive range of legal information from over 130 jurisdictions.
vLex South African Juta Journals
An authoritative collection of peer-reviewed law journals from the prestigious South African publisher, Juta, renowned for its rigorous publication processes that showcase new ideas, changing attitudes and shifting emphases in South African and African law. For the first time, Juta’s world-renowned titles can be accessed alongside vLex’s comprehensive collection of legal information from over 100 countries.
South African Law Reports
The most authoritative series of South African Law Reports, widely referred to as the source of primary legal precedent in South Africa. Judgments are carefully selected and edited with headnotes, legislative references and case annotations.
South African Criminal Law Reports
This authoritative collection of criminal law cases from the superior courts in South Africa includes a number of acts and amendments that relate to criminal procedure. Cases are selected for their importance to practitioners of criminal law.
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.
ICLR Industrial Cases Reports
The Industrial Cases Reports date back to the inauguration of the National Industrial Relations Court in 1972, and are published by the Incorporated Council of Law Reporting for England and Wales. ICLR Reports are available on vLex to customers across select Caribbean and African countries.
ICLR Public and Third Sector Law Reports
Launched in 2009, the Public and Third Sector Law Reports (PTSR) were specially designed to meet the needs of charity, social enterprise and local government lawyers, as well as all those involved in the provision of public and community services. The reports offer essential coverage of cases in key areas relating to the exercise of public duties and functions, public benefit, and issues of public accountability. ICLR Reports are available on vLex to customers across select Caribbean and African countries.
ICLR The Business Law Reports
Launched in 2007 specifically to meet the needs of chancery and commercial lawyers and those working within the business community, the Business Law Reports focus on key areas that include arbitration, company law, financial services, insolvency, intellectual property, mercantile, and shipping law. ICLR Reports are available on vLex to customers across select Caribbean and African countries.
ICLR The Weekly Law Reports
The Weekly Law Reports cover more cases in more courts than many other series of law reports. They are recorded by the largest number of reporters who are actually present in court, and are reported faster than any other series. ICLR Reports are available on vLex to customers across select Caribbean and African countries.
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