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BAILII seeks new Trustees
The British and Irish Legal Information Institute (BAILII) is seeking two new Trustees (Click here for PDF of Announcement). BAILII runs a free online public service that provides access to a vast, constantly updated set of British and Irish legal materials. It is supported by many legal institutions and members of the legal profession, and millions of people use BAILII every year, including legal educators and students, practising lawyers, the advice sector, and members of the public. BAILII trustees are expected to actively support the organisation's activities, have a knowledge of charitable fundraising, attend the Sir Henry Brooke Lecture, and meet as a Board three times per year. BAILII's work supports access to justice, fairness, and inclusion, and it aims for diversity on its Board to contribute to good governance and decision-making. Please send expressions of interest to Ann M. Hale at by midnight (BST) on Wednesday, 1 May 2024.

Singapore International Commercial Court (SICC) Judgments on BAILII
BAILII now includes judgments from the Singapore International Commercial Court (SICC). The new database enhances BAILII's existing collection of international commercial judgments from Abu Dhabi Global Market Courts, the Cayman Islands, and Qatar.

BAILII and The National Archives
BAILII continues to assist The National Archives in developing their new service for judgments from England and Wales. Alongside other charitable endeavours, BAILII will continue to provide free access to a wide range of legal materials, including judgments from England and Wales as well as other jurisdictions - Scotland, Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland and European courts, and the Commonwealth.

Quick Guide to BAILII
A Quick Guide to BAILII compiled by the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies is available here.

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Most-downloaded judgments
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