General Search

How do I search for a case?

Enter any title, citation or subject category into the box at the top of the page to search over a wealth of indexed material from over one hundred jurisdictions world-wide. You can also enter any term that appears in the full text of a judgment from England and Wales or within the text of a UK Act.

Intelligent search technology recognizes if your terms best suit a particular field; for example, if you type ‘Smith v Jones’ then it will automatically prioritise cases with that title over other cases that include those names somewhere in the full text:

The search terms change colour when the search engine is prioritizing results that contain that term in a particular field. If it is the 'title' field (as in the above example) then the terms turn blue, but if it is in the 'Categories' field, then the terms will turn purple:

As you begin typing a term, JustisOne will offer suggestions of other terms you may wish to enter. For example, if you type 'defamation of' then it will present a list of indexed subject terms that contain those words:

There is also an 'Advanced Search' option, which you can access by clicking on the 'Advanced' option displayed on the left-hand side of the screen, which will allow you to search for more specific results.