Answered By: Lisa Hawksworth Last Updated: Feb 14, 2017 Views: 4
Before the Incorporated Council of Law Reporting (ICLR) began publishing the modern Law Reports series in 1865, cases were reported privately by individuals. Collectively, these historic law reports are known as the Nominate Reports. These have been reprinted into The English Reports, covering the period 1220-1865.
Often in legal literature, an old case will have an English Reports citation in addition to its original citation. For example:
Howard v Conway (1844) 1 Coll 87, 63 ER 333.