The Incorporated Council of Law Reporting, official publisher of the authorised law reports of judgments decided in England and Wales has launched ICLR&D, a legal information research and development lab based at their London offices.
The Lab is a dedicated environment for exploring and improving the entire primary law eco-system, with a particular focus on case law. The Lab fuses design, data science, legal scholarship and agile development principles in an open and collaborative setting.
Long-term projects include:
- Blackstone – Automatic enrichment of unstructured legal text using rules-based and predictive techniques.
- Endless Blue – A conceptual project focused on modelling the connections between the various sources of English law.
- Friction – The promotion of open access to case law by analysing and mapping the judgment supply chain.
- Racounteur – Finding ways to make the law itself more accessible.