undoubtedly knows
his health and safety law'





Bar Council and Specialist Bar Associations

Bar Council http://www.barcouncil.org.uk

The Bar Council website provides a wide range of information about how the Bar works. It gives you access to the Code of Conduct for Barristers and Practice Standards.

It is an invaluable tool for discovering how to become a barrister (both as a pupil and at university): how the profession is organised and regulated and details of proposals for changes to rules and regulations at the Bar.


Legal Directories

Chambers & Partners http://www.chambersandpartners.com/uk/

The Chambers and Partners website includes a searchable directory of solicitors and barristers in current practice around the world.

 Chambers and Partners are the leading publishers of separate guides to legal professionals globally, in the UK, the USA and Europe.


Legal 500 http://www.legal500.com/

The Legal 500 online allows users to search and access extensive information regarding the legal professions in the United Kingdom and globally. Legal professions are listed regionally as well as being ranked by practice area.


UK Law

British and Irish Legal Information Institute http://www.bailii.org/


HM Courts & Tribunals Service http://www.justice.gov.uk/about/hmcts

HM Courts & Tribunals Service was created on 1 April 2011. It brings together HM Courts Service & Tribunals Service into one integrated agency providing support for the administration of justice in courts and tribunals. Previously, in April 2005, Her Majesty's Courts Service brought together the Magistrates' Courts Service and Court Service into one single organisation for the first time.

The agency is responsible for the administration of the criminal, civil and family courts and tribunals in England and Wales and non-devolved tribunals in Scotland and Northern Ireland. It provides for a fair, efficient and effective justice system delivered by an independent judiciary.

Within the site you will find a wide range of information covering:

  • Details on all our courts and how to find them
  • Hearing lists for the Supreme Court offices and some Crown Courts
  • Information on procedures and processes
  • Forms and guidance to help you when using the courts
  • Annual reports and business plans

Legislation.gov.uk http://www.legislation.gov.uk/

Legislation.gov.uk is the official, authoritative online database of revised UK primary legislation, available free of charge to the public.

The database, launched on 20 December 2006 contributes to the aim of improving access to justice. It was developed by the Statutory Publications Office (SPO), which is part of the Department for Constitutional Affairs.

The database offers users a range of advanced search and navigation functions over UK primary and secondary legislation. The database contains primary legislation from 1267 to present day. New legislation is published on the website as soon as possible after it has been issued.


Health and Safety

Institute of Directors’ and HSE H&S guidelines http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/indg417.pdf

This PDF sets out an agenda for the effective leadership and implementation of H&S. It is a joint initiative by the HSE and the IoD and it is designed for use by all directors, governors, trustees, officers and their equivalents in the private, public and third sectors, and applies to organisations of all sizes.