Welcome to the Law and Justice subject guide. This guide will help you find legal information to use in your studies as it provides links to subject specific information.
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Primary sources are the law as it is created by Parliament and the courts.
Secondary sources are resources that assist you in locating and understanding primary sources.
Primary sources include:
Acts of Parliament
Law reports / judgments
Parliamentary debates (Hansard)
Secondary sources include:
Information on how to find secondary sources is available on the Journal articles and Legal encyclopaedias tabs of this guide. Information on how to find primary sources is available on the Legislation and Case law tabs of this guide.
Here are the databases that are most used when doing legal research.
Analyse the problem and identify the key legal issues *Gives you a starting point for your research
What are the key concepts? *The key concepts can be your search terms or keywords
Use secondary sources *Get an overview of the issues and identify relevant areas of law
Use primary sources *These are the key focus of your research