Law: Primary sources

What are primary sources?

What's the difference between primary and secondary sources?

Primary sources are the law as created by the parliament and the courts; that is:

  • bills
  • legislation
  • subordinate legislation/regulations
  • case law

Secondary sources are discussions about the law, and assist you in locating and understanding primary sources.

For more in-depth information or further help, please look at our Legal Research Workshop below:

Finding primary sources