|Coverage||1873 – Present (ongoing series); 1821-1872 (archive)|
|Data Provider||Scottish Council of Law Reporting (SCLR)|
|Update Frequency||6 times per annum|
|Additional Info||Exact replica PDFs available|
Electronic Session Cases – Scottish case law
Scotland’s most authoritative series of law reports
Session Cases takes precedence over all other case-law series in Scotland. With coverage starting in 1821, the current series of Session Cases offers all decisions reported in full, checked and revised by presiding judges before publication, from all the key appellate decisions, civil and criminal, from Court of Session and High Court of Justiciary in Scotland.
In addition, selected cases decided at first instance and all decisions on Scottish appeals to the Privy Council, the House of Lords / the new Supreme Court are included.
The database also includes Fraser’s Court of Session Cases from 1898 to 1905, and Rettie’s Session Cases from 1873 to 1897, Macpherson's from 1862 to 1872, Dunlop's from 1838 to 1861 and Shaw's from 1821 to 1837.
This product is split in two, available together or separately:
Ongoing series (1873 - Present)
A standard yearly subscription applies to this series
Session Cases Archive (1821 – 1872)
This component of the Session Cases can be included with your above subscription to the ongoing series (1873 – present) at an additional rate. It is also available alone.
Alternatively, for a one-off perpetual licence you can buy it on its own or in addition to your ongoing series subscription.
Where a case has been reported in Session Cases it should be cited from that source… The report is authoritative, because the text will have been revised by the court.
These reports are available as printable PDFs that replicate the pagination of the hard copies exactly and are invaluable for use in court.