About Us

PNLD is an information resource of criminal justice legislation

PNLD has been providing a legal database and other legal products and services to the 43 Home Office police forces in England and Wales and the British Transport Police for over 25 years. During that time, our customer base has expanded to include policing partners and other law enforcement agencies across the criminal justice system, for example, the Crown Prosecution Service, Trading Standards and academic institutions.

Our legal database contains Acts of Parliament, Common Law, Regulations, Orders and Byelaws, summaries of relevant cases and the standard offence wordings used throughout the court system. To ensure the information is readily understood, all legislation is annotated with clear explanations and guidance and is written in plain English by our dedicated team of Legal Advisers.

PNLD's legal database is available on subscription to support all those with an interest in criminal justice, whether professionally, academically or for their personal development.

Over the years, the criminal justice and law enforcement landscape has continually evolved. PNLD has risen to the challenge by developing additional innovative products and services providing solutions. PNLD is a national organisation governed by West Yorkshire Police.