LRAR Project Publications

Why do so few institutions in the legal sector have professional records managers or archivists on their staff?

This book is the culmination of a three year project by experienced archivist and records managers on private sector legal records at risk in England at Wales. It summarises the work of the Legal Records at Risk (LRAR) project and its predecessors, diagnoses the problems of preservation of archives in the legal sector in England and Wales and outlines a national strategy for such records.

ISBN 978-1-911507-14-7 (Paperback edition) £40 - order online
ISBN 978-1-911507-15-4 (PDF) - Open Access PDF version in the Humanities Digital Library

Preprint of Law Society Gazette article

Is or legal heritage at risk? What might be done to rescue private sector legal records

Preprint of an article prepared for The Law Society Gazette by Clare Cowling (Director, Legal Records at Risk Project, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London) and Dr Michael Reynolds (Solicitor and Chartered Arbitrator, Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Faculty of Law, University of Oxford).

 

Our legal heritage at risk: rescuing private sector legal records

Preprint of an article prepared for Amicus Curiae by Clare Cowling (Director, Legal Records at Risk Project, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London)

Report on Archive & Record Repositories

Report for LRAR project by Gary Collins (Brass Paper Clip Consultancy) and Elizabeth Dawson (Archive Consultancy & Research) 19th April 2015

LRAR article for LIM

Legal records at risk: does the legal profession care about preserving its heritage? What could be done to rescue private sector legal records

Preprint of an article prepared for Legal Information Management by Clare Cowling (Director, Legal Records at Risk Project, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London)

Bar Libraries e-newsletter

Is the history of how the Bar works being lost?

Article prepared for Bar Librarians e-newsletter by Clare Cowling (Director, Legal Records at Risk Project, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London)

CILEx article

Is our legal heritage at risk?  What might be done to rescue private sector legal records

Preprint of an article prepared for CILEx by Clare Cowling (Director, Legal Records at Risk Project, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London)

Counsel article

Legal records at risk?  The Bar is in danger of
losing its distinct legal heritage, warns Clare Cowling – who outlines the considerable research value to be found in chambers records

Article by Clare Cowling (Director, Legal Records at Risk Project, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London) published in Counsel March 2017 pp.3-5.

 

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