Lexis®Library – contains the full-text many law reports and official transcripts as well as ‘Case Overview’ analysis documents.
You can use the simple search box at the top of the Home page or the 'Find a Title..' option to search for cases. However, for more search options you may prefer to use the main 'Cases' search screen.
Select ‘Cases’ on the menu bar at the top of the screen. This takes you to the ‘Cases’ search screen, where you can search by 'Case name', 'Search terms' or 'Citation'.
Advanced search options include specifying 'Judgment date', 'Court' and 'Judges'.
Once you have retrieved results, you can use the Case Overview document for a case to check its status and find out whether it can still be considered good law or whether it has been overruled or reversed. The Case Overview document also provides you with other supplementary information about the case.
e.g. Campbell v Mirror Group Newspapers
You can search by party names by entering these in the ‘Case Name’ boxes.
e.g.  2 AC 457
You can search by citation by entering this in the ‘Citation’ field.
e.g. Confidence and data protection; Disclosure by newspaper; fashion model; drug addict
You can search using other terms by entering these in the ‘Search terms’ box.
Use connectors to link your terms. For help using connectors, follow the ‘Search tips’ link.
Tip: You can choose topics (subjects) by selecting 'Add topics to search', selecting the topics in the Subject Directory and then selecting 'OK-Add to Search'. To limit search terms to those found in the 'catchwords' or 'headnote' of a case in the 'Advanced search' options, enter these in the 'Summary' box.
On the cases ‘Search’ screen, select the ‘Browse’ link in the left-hand column.
You can then navigate from report series title, to volume, to case by using +/-.
Select the case name to view full-text.
The search results list displays records matching your query.
Records include individual reports and transcripts of a case as well as ‘Case Overview’ analysis documents.
Select the case name to view the document.
The 'Case Overview' document helps you check whether a case can still be relied on as good law.
Tip: A red warning icon is also displayed in records for cases which are no longer authority.