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English Legal Sources Available through BLS Library: Statutes & SIs

Bills (Free)

UK Parliament, Bills and Legislation

Statutes and Statutory Instruments (Free)

The National Archives on behalf of HM Government, legislation.gov.uk  

legislation.gov.uk provides all legislation from 1988- and "most pre-1988 primary legislation."  Most primary legislation is available in "revised" form, which includes amendments.  This free site includes all UK Statutory Instruments, Scottish Statutory Instruments and Northern Ireland Statutory Rules from 1987-.  This site also includes the web page: legislation originating from the EU (= "EU legislation set out in Schedule 5 to the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (c. 16) along with Corrigenda (Correction slips for EU Legislation) and EU Directives published before 11:00 p.m. on 31 December 2020").  Additional information about the scope of available material appears in the FAQs.    

The search feature allows researchers to retrieve statutes and statutory instruments by title, by year of enactment, by number and by type of legislation.

Statutes and Statutory Instruments (Subscription)

Westlaw provides statutes and statutory instruments currently in force.

Westlaw: United Kingdom Legislation: Statutes

After retrieving a statute, be aware that link: Analysis yields commencement/status information and amendments, as well as (often) citing cases and (often) cites to journal articles/books.

Westlaw: United Kingdom Legislation: Statutory Instruments

Westlaw: United Kingdom Legislation: Historic

Westlaw also includes historic versions (from 1992-) of statutes and statutory instruments, "including company commercial, intellectual property, tax, personal injury, litigation and county court rules consolidated by the editors at Sweet & Maxwell."  (Derivation: Consolidated Law in Force published by Sweet & Maxwell.)

Lexis+ provides statutes and statutory instruments currently in force.  (Derivation: Halsbury’s Statutes, published by LexisNexis Butterworths.)

Path: Lexis+ for Law School > tab: Go to Lexis+ > under: Explore Content: tab: International > United Kingdom > All United Kingdom Statutes & Legislation (also includes files of Statutory Instruments (SIs), such as: UK Parliament SIs 2010-Present).

After retrieving a statute, be aware that: Notes (commencement/status information and amendments) appear at the end of the text.

JustisOne provides statutes (1235-), statutory instruments (1949-) and earlier regulations (1671-) in original form.

JustisOne (PDF) (campus/dorm use or implement proxy instructions) > click: Continue to Justis 

There are no usernames and passwords for JustisOne.  This database is accessible through the BLS proxy server.  

Tip: Try Advanced [search feature] to find an act or regulation.

Tip:  Try Browse > Statutes (or Statutory Instruments) > United Kingdom to retrieve specific documents by year.