Within the legal publishing sector within the UK there are often 2 distinct markets. Those that are practising law and those that are studying law. Because of this there are monographs written for practitioners which focus on the practical application of the law and procedure and there are monographs which are written for students which will have a more theoretical focus.
There are also looseleaf publications. These are works which have loose pages that can be taken out and replaced to update the work which is particularly important with law. In the Bodleian Law Library we try to ensure that the looseleaf works are updated as quickly as possible but please read the front sheet to check when it was last updated. You can also check to see if the work is online, many of the Lexis Nexis looseleafs are online via
Below is a list of main UK law publishers with links through to their websites
Most publishers sell books directly (see box above). Please find below a list of legal suppliers/bookshops with links through to their websites.
It is sometimes hard to see in SOLO which Npractitioners' texts for English law are in included in our subscriptions to Westlaw Books and LexisLibrary
The Bodleian Law Library subscribes to most of available ebooks on Westlaw. Some of the books (but not all) are listed below.
Books on Lexis+ UK
Below is just a selection of titles available to holders of an Oxford SSO via Lexislibrary. A lot of the Butterworth's services are online as well as the Tolley's Tax publications. You can find a list of all of them under the commentary tab in Lexis Library (click on the browse button on the left hand side).
Monographs for England and Wales in the LawBod have call marks starting K to KN and are arranged by legal subject. The collection is off the main reading room. There are guides to the classification system at the end of the shelves or you can search SOLO to find the classmark if you are looking for a specific text. Some of the more popular titles may be held at Law Reserve as they are heavily used. There is a guide to the classmarks in the box on the left or you can ask staff for help.
This is a multi volume work which covers the law of England and Wales. It is a statement of the current law along with law report and legislation citations and is a great place to start legal research. Halsbury's Laws (and related services) are available in hard copy at KZ1 to KZ3 on the main floor but also available electronically on Lexis Library (a subscription database which requires an Oxford SSO for access.)
You can search for textbooks using SOLO. Books that have the location LAW LIBRARY:MAIN LIBRARY or LAW LIBRARY:LAW RESERVE are held at the Bodleian Law Library. It will also list where a book is available electronically.
To search SOLO you can go to the SOLO home page at http://solo.bodleian.ox.ac.uk or, for a quick search, use the box below.