English Reports


The English Reports on CommonLII are freely available. 


The English Reports (ER) is a multi-volume series containing reported decisions of the English courts from 1220.  The English Reports on CommonLII cover the years 1220-1873 (some years missing). It is based on data provided by Justis. 


Browse by first letter of the case title, or by year.


To search the English Reports on CommonLII, select either ‘Database search’ or ‘Name search’ from the English Reports page. Enter your search terms and make sure ‘Selected document’ is highlighted. This will restrict the search to just the English Reports section of CommonLII. 

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Cases can be viewed in the browser as a PDF. From the PDF they can be printed or downloaded.