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Law Search now Beta 0.1


It is an ongoing process, but I think Law Search has reached Beta status, just, and has thus been promoted to the sidebar.

law search

The custom specialist search, via Google co-op, prioritises results from listed sites, but includes general search results. The listed sites aim to cover freely available resources for statute, case law, commentary, reports, blogs and other resources for UK, particularly English, law. Subscription based and limited access sites are not included.

My grateful thanks go to Delia Venables for collating resources and most particularly to Nick Holmes of Binary Law and Infolaw for advice and assistance beyond the call of duty.

Nick Holmes has set up specialist custom search engines for particular areas (eg, Blawgs, Legislation, Case law). I would be very interested in any comments people might have on the relative utility of a ‘general’ law custom search and the ‘focused’ custom searches. I use both, but my search needs only cover certain areas, so I cannot be clear about effectiveness. If it turns out that delimited specialist searches are more useful, I’ll give this CSE a rethink.

Giles Peaker is a solicitor and partner in the Housing and Public Law team at Anthony Gold Solicitors in South London. You can find him on Linkedin and on Twitter. Known as NL round these parts.


  1. contact

    Thanks, Tim. My, you have been doing the rounds today. My friday reading of blogs was an accumulation of Tim Kevan link requests.

    I need to do some rejigging of the blog list, so I’ll take a look at yours…

  2. Tim Kevan

    You are quite right :-) However, you will note that I have only requested this (and swapped links) on the quality blogs. All v best Tim

  3. contact

    Shameless flattery works. See the links.

  4. Tim Kevan

    Thank you. Much appreciated.



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