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Are you circling with legal eagles or guilty of needing some more information on the legal system? This extensive list of online resources for the government's legal organisations will definitely appeal to you.

General Council of the Bar, The Ribbon1

General Council of the Bar, The

The regulatory and representative body for barristers in England and Wales. It deals with the qualification and conduct rules governing barristers and those wishing to become barristers. Further details of its activities can be found on this website, alongside a directory of Barristers and Chambers in England and Wales. View Site »

Employment Appeal Tribunal, The (EAT) Ribbon2

Employment Appeal Tribunal, The (EAT)

Created by the Employment Protection Act 1975. It is a Superior Court of Record dealing with appeals from the decisions of the Employment Tribunals and Certification Officer. If you have an issue to raise about a legal matter relating to your work this is a good place to start. The site contains information, forms, cause lists and judgments. View Site »

Crown Prosecution Service, The (CPS) Ribbon3

Crown Prosecution Service, The (CPS)

Responsible for prosecuting people in England and Wales charged by the police with a criminal offence. The website explains their role in the criminal justice system in England and Wales. The site also gives you access to CPS press releases, details of events and conferences, and jobs and recruitment opportunities. View Site »

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Scottish Courts, The

Information relating to all civil and criminal courts within Scotland, including the Court of Session, the High Court of Justiciary, the Sheriff Courts and a number of other courts, commissions and tribunals as well the District Courts. The site includes location details, contact numbers, advice and details of recent significant judgments. View Site »

International Court of Justice, The (ICJ) Ribbon5

International Court of Justice, The (ICJ)

This is the principal judicial organ of the United Nations. Its role is to settle in accordance with international law the legal disputes submitted to it by States, and to give advisory opinions on legal questions referred to it by duly authorized international organs and agencies. Go online to find out more about the history and responsibilities of the ICJ. View Site »

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European Court of Human Rights, The

The Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms was drawn up within the Council of Europe. It was opened for signature in Rome in 1950 and entered into force in 1953. Visit the website to read about the composition of the Court. You can also accesss the historical background to the Court, organisation and procedure. View Site »

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Magistrates' Association, The

This is the voice of the Lay Magistracy. They promote uniformity of practice, consult and represent members, provide information, advice and assistance and deliver and support training. The Magistrates' Association has over 29,000 members, and represents over 80% of serving volunteer magistrates. View Site »

Court Service, The Ribbon8

Court Service, The

An executive agency of the Lord Chancellor's Department, providing administrative support to a number of courts and tribunals in England and Wales. The website covers policy, legislation and the Magistrates' courts, and features information including court addresses, daily court lists, forms and guidance. View Site »

Law Society of Scotland, The Ribbon9

Law Society of Scotland, The

The governing body for Scottish solicitors established in 1949. In essence, the Society promotes the interests of solicitors in Scotland and provides services to the public in this field. If you're looking for information about problems at work or buying a property, the Society has a library of over 40 legal topics all available online. View Site »

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Society for Computers and Law, The

The leading UK organisation for the encouragement and development of law related IT and IT related law. Members share a common interest in IT and the law and this enables them to focus effectively on their members' needs. Members can meet and exchange information and ideas or raise issues of concern with others. View Site »


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