No other legal database offers more
PNLD has a wide range of features specifically designed to assist legal professionals throughout the criminal justice community.
Benefits of PNLD
Welcome to PNLD
PNLD aspire to be the leading online provider of criminal law information by delivering legal insight and clarity through fresh approaches.
PNLD are a national organisation recognised for providing a consistently accurate, timely and reliable online criminal law resource for the police and its criminal justice partners.
We will continue to guide and inform on essential legal matters in a helpful, educational and cost effective way; contributing to the overall effectiveness and efficiency of criminal justice.
PNLD is an information resource of criminal justice legislation containing Acts of Parliament, Common Law, Regulations, Orders and Byelaws, Case Summaries and the National Standard Offence Wordings and Codes used throughout the court system of England and Wales.
We provide clear explanations and guidance on the law, all written in plain English to ensure the information can be readily understood and quickly assimilated. Helpful guidance notes and hyperlinks to useful legal definitions aid ease of use.
PNLD continues to guide and inform the Police Service of England and Wales on criminal law and has done so for over 20 years. We provide timely, accurate and essential information on legal matters that many officers need on a day-to-day basis. The content and style of our legal database has proved so successful that we have made it available to all on subscription.
Our team of highly qualified Legal Advisers research new and amended legislation daily, reacting promptly to legislative changes. As such, PNLD's legal database is considered by its customers to be a trusted and vital tool of their trade.
Access is available, on subscription, to support all those with an interest in criminal justice, whether professionally, academically or for their personal development.
As a criminal justice professional, we know how vital it is to apply the law appropriately. Knowing precisely what you can do in pursuing an investigation but equally as important, what you cannot do.
PNLD will help to support you in making those challenging decisions.
Attaining the BSI accreditation (ISO 9001) for the 12th successive year shows our commitment to providing and maintaining processes key to producing high quality products and services recognised at a national level. We have also successfully transitioned to ISO 9001:2015 standard.
Current England & Wales Legislation
Easy to find by document type
Acts & Regulations
With links to relevant sections of law
Standard offence wordings
Created by PNLD for use nationally
Case Law summaries
That keep legal principles intact
In clear and simple English
To useful 'legal definitions'
Relevant and reflecting the real world
Your legal questions
Answered by our qualified Legal Advisers