Weekly Law Reports

The entire Weekly Law Reports (WLR) series is available on Westlaw UK.  You can search for a case published in the Weekly Law Reports from the welcome screen. Alternatively, go to the Cases page and browse under "Law Reports and Transcripts" to find the whole series.


Onsite access is available to all academic users at IALS. Remote access is restricted to IALS staff and students.

Searching and browsing

If you choose to use the search facility on the welcome screen, you will be searching the Weekly Law Reports together with all the other UK law reports series on Westlaw.  You can search by the party names, but not by the citation.  Make sure that only the "Cases" category is ticked, to focus the search.

The Cases page allows you to search by citation, party names and other elements. To restrict your search to WLR alone, scroll down, and click on "Law Reports and Transcripts" at the bottom, then select Weekly Law Reports from the alphabetical list. The search template will now apply to WLR only.  You can also browse by year if you prefer, using the appropriate links.

Printing, saving and emailing

Once you have done a search, you can save, print or email the results using the icons towards the top right-hand corner of the screen.

Help Files

The Cases Screen has offers help via links towards the top right-hand corner.   Search tips are also available, via the "i" buttons.