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UK legislation

On this page you can access a range of online resources providing quick links to UK laws and legislation and other legal materials covering England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Legislation

Legislation.gov.uk
Comprehensive archive of full text public and local Acts in the UK plus Statutory Instruments. Content includes:

Bills still before Parliament are available separately, through the UK Parliament.

Northern Ireland

Acts of the Northern Ireland Assembly
Full text of Acts of the Northern Ireland Assembly from 2000 onwards, with explanatory notes.

Northern Ireland Statutory Rules
Full text of all Statutory Rules from 1991 onwards.

Scotland

Acts of the Scottish Parliament
Full text of all Acts of the Scottish Parliament with explanatory notes from 1999 onwards.

Scottish Statutory Instruments
Full text of all Statutory Instruments from 1999 onwards.

Wales

Measures of the National Assembly for Wales
Full text of all Measures of the National Assembly for Wales from 2008 onwards.

Wales Statutory Instruments
Full text of all Statutory Instruments from 1999 onwards.

Other resources

British and Irish Legal Information Institute (BAILII)
Comprehensive service providing free internet access to British and Irish legal materials ranging from case law to legislation. The site can also be used as a base to search for international legal resources.

Inner Temple Library: Frequently Asked Questions
The Inner Temple Library has produced a series of Frequently Asked Legal Research Questions which are intended to help users to appropriate sources for the answers to their questions. The series includes guides on Researching UK law, EU law and treaties.

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