BAILII – the British and Irish Legal Information Institute – is a charitable organisation based at IALS that supports access to justice by publishing the most comprehensive set of free British and Irish legal materials available on the internet without cookies or passwords. BAILII is a one-stop source for case law, legislation, law commission reports, case papers of the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, treaties, UK judiciary speeches, and open access books and journals. In addition to hosting BAILII, IALS is represented on its Board of Trustees and contributes to the management, administration, and promotion of BAILII's services.
Since it was formed in 2000, BAILII's core mission has been to expand access to justice by publishing searchable databases of legal materials from the United Kingdom, England and Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Ireland, Europe and other jurisdictions. One advantage of BAILII is that its judgments include hyperlinks if cited cases are found in its extensive collections, and everything on TNA's Find Case Law service is also available under licence on BAILII.
BAILII OpenLaw supports legal education by recruiting experts to assemble and add case summaries to lists of significant judgments organised by subject.
BAILII's social media feeds and lists of Recent Decisions, New Cases of Interest, Recent Additions, and Most-Requested Cases help people stay up-to-date on case law. BAILII is also a member of the WorldLII, CommonLII, and LawCite.
Contact details: Ann M. Hale, BAILII's Executive Director, can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or via the Feedback form on BAILII.