What are Categories?

JustisOne groups every case by category of law. These are key terms or practice areas which you can search by, or use to refine an existing search. Our taxonomy is the largest of its kind and contains over 1.7 million categories, all of which are searchable.

What is the Categories tab for?

Once you open a case, go to the Categories tab to see a list of categories detected within the case.

The main areas are displayed in descending order of importance. Three layers of subcategory are shown, displayed with blue, green and peach icons. You can click on any one of the categories in the list to be taken to an overview page for each category. This will display leading cases, recent cases and any important UK and Irish Legislation for that category. There is also a line graph displaying the usage trends for the category over time. 

How can I use categories to refine a search?

You can filter your results by category of law. From the results page, select Filter Results on the upper left-hand side.

From the new window, go to the Categories tab. You can then select one or more top-level categories of law to ensure that your results are related to specific practice areas of your choosing. If you select more than one category, it will display results for cases relevant to either category alongside your search terms, rather than both.

Why do cases from other areas of law still appear when I search by category?

No case exists in a vacuum and is exclusive to one particular category of law. Our classification system caters for this. Each case has been assigned several categories that have been identified from the judgment, with varying degrees of significance. When you filter results by category, we prioritise cases which are predominantly about that subject area, but also include those which contain only some elements of the category search. In this sense, it is not a strict filter setting to ensure you see all potentially relevant judgments. Cases which are not directly related to your category search can still appear in the results if they are deemed relevant to your other search terms.

If you would like to see a list of where a case sits within our categorisation, click the other categories button next to the main areas of law to open up a page which lists the main categories relevant to the case.