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Volume 19, Issue 8 September 2002
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Context, Ltd. Releases New Databases

Context, Ltd. has announced that it has added the Mental Health Law Reports and Prison Law Reports case law databases to Justis.com, its online legal research service. The company also announced the completion of the Justis UK Statutory Instruments database with the addition of all Statutory Instruments (SI) issued prior to 1986.

Case Law Databases
Mental Health Law Reports brings all cases relating to mental health law together in one place for legal professionals who work in public law and the administrative courts. Prison Law Reports aggregates unreported cases that deal with prison law into a database that is geared toward criminal lawyers.

Both of the new databases include the full text of cases from the High Court, Court of Appeal, and House of Lords. They also feature a summary of and, where appropriate, commentary about each case. Cases from the European Court of Human Rights are also covered. Around 75 percent of the cases included in the databases are unreported elsewhere.

UK Statutory Instruments
This new archive database includes all modern-style SIs published since 1949 as well as the legislation published in Statutory Rules & Orders and Statutory Instruments Revised to December 31, 1948, which was printed by HMSO in 1950.

UK Statutory Instruments, which has been added to Justis, is available in both CD-ROM and Web versions and is contained in a separate database from the post-1986 data. As with all Justis databases, the archive and the more recent material can be searched simultaneously or separately.

UK Statutory Instruments complements the Justis UK Statutes database, which contains the full text of all Acts of Parliament in England, Wales, and Scotland from the Magna Carta to the present day. It is the only statute law database to feature Scottish Acts of Parliament and repealed legislation.

Source: Context, Ltd., London, 011-44-20-7267-8989; Fax: 011-44-20-7267-1133; http://www.context.co.uk.

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