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Lexis Advance coverage
* High Court - from 1903
* Federal Court of Australia - 1977+
* Federal Magistrates Court - 2000+
* Supreme Court of the ACT - 1994+
* Administrative Appeals Tribunal - 2003+
* Supreme Court of NSW - 1984+
* District Court of NSW - 2005+
* Land and Environment Court (NSW) - 1996
* Supreme Court of the NT - 1994+
* Supreme Court of Qld - 1989+
* Supreme Court of SA - 1987+
* Supreme Court of Tasmania - 1985+
* Supreme Court of Victoria - 1984+
* Supreme Court of WA - 1987+
* District Court of WA - 1996+
* Takeovers Panel (Cth) - 2000+
* Family Court of Australia - 2006+
Together with statute law, case law is a primary source of law. It is a key feature of the common law system and researching case law is an important part of the legal research process.
Case law is law based on the reported decisions of judges in cases that come before them. In their decisions the judges will give the relevant facts of the case and the legal reasoning that applied in coming to their decision.
In each jurisdiction one law report series is designated “authorised” . (Called authorised because they have been reviewed and approved by a judge of the respective court).
Under common law, there is a hierarchy of authority in judgements. Those made in superior courts form precedents and inferior courts must follow these precedents, so the reported decisions of judges in cases form an important part of the law.
Online platform including ICLR's Law Reports and Weekly Law Reports covering case law from the Superior and Appellate Courts in England and Wales. The platform also includes: case summaries, a citator service, access to legislation, and individual profiles, in order to manage complex research