Since 1865 the Incorporated Council of Law reporting has published the monthly Law Reports. In 1866 it embarked on the publication of the "Weekly Notes", replaced in 1953 by the "Weekly Law Reports", which gave full text judgements combined with headnotes of the same standard as the Law Reports, thereby providing a more immediate reporting service than the main series. Since the 1950s the "Weekly Law Reports" have been providing practitioners in all spheres of legal practice with an invaluable source of reference and precedent. All the leading cases from the House of Lords, the Privy Council, the Court of Appeal and all the High Court divisions are reported, together with significant decisions from the Court of Justice of the European Communities, the Employment Appeal Tribunal and the Consistory Courts. Of particular note are the cases that are not included in the monthly series, but which, because of their practical value, are reproduced in Volume 1 of each year's set of volumes. In 1991, by agreement with the Incorporated Council of Law Reporting for England and Wales, Butterworths reprinted complete sets of the "Weekly Law Reports" from 1953 to 1987.
There were three volumes for each year covered, making a total of 105 volumes in all. The coverage has since been extended to 1992 by the publication of a further nine volumes bound in the same handsome black buckram which is traditional for the series. The "Weekly Law Reports Reprint" is a substantial work of reference which should be of value to any practice. The work however, is not only published as a set; a sub-set of Volume 1s, part sets and individual volumes are also available, enabling customers to purchase just the volumes they need, perhaps to replace missing volumes or to complete an unfinished set of bound volumes. It provides an ideal way of building a truly comprehensive library of reports.show more