Court and police information

  • Justice is the main government website giving information on courts, tribunals, legal aid and current news
  • The Crown Prosecution Service holds information on legal resources, procedures for victims and witnesses and publications
  • West Midlands Police covers neighbourhood policing, latest police crime news and access to national crime maps

Finding a solicitor or barrister

  • The Bar Council allows you to search for a barrister, and gives you information on how you can instruct a barrister
  • The Law Society allows you to search for a solicitor by location and area of law

Finding legal help

Legal Ombudsman

  • Legal Ombudsman gives information to resolve legal complaints in a fair and independent way


  • Legislation UK allows you to search for UK Public General Acts, Local Acts and Statutory Instruments
  • Law Commission covers law reform, current news and consultations

There is also a range of online databases available to you through our online resources page, which can help you with your enquiries. If you want to access some of these from home then you will need a current library card. Please pop in to your local library and ask staff for details or email us at