The Digest, earlier distributed as The English and Empire Digest, is an overview of case law. It is the "real cutting edge work" of this kind. Its scope is "wide" however deficient, and it might be "confused to utilize" if the client does not see how the versions overlap. It included cases from England and Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and different parts of the Commonwealth, and from the European Communities. More than a large portion of a million cases from more than a thousand arrangement of law reports were summarized The work additionally serves as a citator and may be "important" in view of this.