Referencing: Law Reports

When referencing Law Reports, square brackets are used for the year of publication when the date is essential for finding the report. Round brackets are used when the date is of assistance to when a case was reported in law reports which also have continuous volume numbers.

Names of parties – in italics. [Year – in square brackets or round brackets – see above] Date and/or volume – if available and abbreviated name of the report and number of first page.

Bibliography example:
Gillick v West Norfolk and Wisbech AHA. [1986] A.C. 112. Parkinson v Axon. (1951) 2 K.B. 678.

In-text citation example:
As highlighted in Gillick v West Norfolk and Wisbech AHA [1986] Parkinson v Axon (1951) indicated that…

‘Direct quotations are placed in single quotations marks’” (Author’s Surname, Year of Publication, p. – followed by page number – in brackets).

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