Guernsey Law Reports

The Guernsey Law Reports provide a systematic and comprehensively indexed Law Reporting system of decisions of Courts in the Bailiwick of Guernsey and Bailiwick cases heard by Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, as well as relevant cases in the European Court of Human Rights and the European Court originating in the Bailiwick. They provide easy access to the Island’s case law and make it easier for members of the legal profession and the community at large to track down full judgments.

The Guernsey Law Reports are produced on behalf of the Royal Court by Law Reports International in Oxford, which is also the official publisher of Law Reports for other Crown Dependencies, as well as other offshore jurisdictions, such as Cayman Islands and Gibraltar. An editorial committee in Guernsey, consisting of representatives of the Royal Court, makes recommendations to Law Reports International on those judgments which are sufficiently significant to warrant either a full report or a note in the Guernsey Law Reports.

To date, the Guernsey Law Reports have been produced for the years 2003 to Part 1 of 2011. In due course, back volumes covering earlier years will be produced and made available on this website. Looking ahead, the Reports will generally be published bi-annually.

At the present time, the navigation bar allows users to search through the Guernsey Law Reports using the following four alternative consolidated indices covering all the Reports produced to date:

• Cases By Volume 
• Cases Reported & Cited 
• Subject-Matter Index
• Legislation Construed

The Royal Court would welcome any comments or feedback on these indices. These should be submitted by e-mail to:

If you are interested in purchasing the latest parts or the bound volume of the Guernsey Law Reports please visit the Guernsey Publications page