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Introduction
1 General notes
1.1 Citations and footnotes
1.1.1 Citing cases
1.1.2 Citing legislation
1.1.3 Citing secondary sources
1.1.4 Order of sources in footnotes
1.2 Subsequent citations, cross-references and Latin ‘gadgets’
1.2.1 Subsequent citations
1.2.2 Cross-references
1.2.3 Latin ‘gadgets’
1.3 Punctuation, ranges of numbers and years, and foreign words
1.3.1 Punctuation
1.3.2 Ranges of numbers and years
1.3.3 Foreign words
1.4 Citing foreign materials
1.5 Quotations
1.6 Tables and lists of abbreviations
1.6.1 Lists of abbreviations
1.6.2 Tables of cases
1.6.3 Tables of legislation and other tables
1.7 Bibliographies
2 Primary Sources
2.1 Cases from England and Wales
2.1.1 General principles
Case citations including neutral citations
Case citations without neutral citations
Judicial review applications
Attorney General’s references
Variations in the name of a case
2.1.3 Neutral citations
2.1.4 Law reports
The ‘best report’
Heavily edited reports
Unreported cases
2.1.5 Courts
2.1.6 Pinpoints
2.1.7 Judges’ names
2.1.8 Subsequent history of a case
2.1.9 Cases before 1865
The English Reports
Other older cases
2.2 Cases from Scotland
2.3 Cases from Northern Ireland
2.4 UK primary legislation
2.4.1 Names of statutes
2.4.2 Parts of statutes
2.4.3 Older statutes
2.4.4 Explanatory notes to statutes
2.4.5 Bills
2.4.6 Wales
2.4.7 Scotland
Acts
Bills
2.4.8 Northern Ireland
2.5 UK secondary legislation
2.5.1 Statutory instruments
2.5.2 Rules of court
2.5.3 Parts of statutory instruments
2.5.4 Wales
2.5.5 Scotland
2.5.6 Northern Ireland
2.6 European Union legal sources
2.6.1 EU legislation
Short forms and pinpoints
Older EU legislation
2.6.2 Judgments of the European Court of Justice and Court of First Instance
Opinions of Advocates General
2.6.3 Decisions of the European Commission
2.7 The European Court of Human Rights
2.7.1 Judgments of the European Court of Human Rights
2.7.2 Decisions and reports of the European Commission on Human Rights
2.8 Cases and legislation from other jurisdictions
2.8.1 Cases
2.8.2 Legislation
3 Secondary sources
3.1 General principles
3.1.1 Authors’ names
3.1.2 Titles
3.1.3 Parts, chapters, pages and paragraphs
3.1.4 Electronic sources
3.1.5 Subsequent citations and short forms
3.2 Books
3.2.1 Authored books
3.2.2 Edited and translated books
3.2.3 Contributions to edited books
3.2.4 Older works
3.2.5 Books of authority and institutional works
3.2.6 Encyclopedias
3.2.7 Looseleaf services
3.3 Articles
3.3.1 Hard copy journals
3.3.2 Case notes
3.3.3 Forthcoming articles
3.3.4 Online journals
3.3.5 Working papers
3.4 Other secondary sources
3.4.1 General principles
3.4.2 Hansard and parliamentary reports
3.4.3 Command papers
3.4.4 Law Commission and Scottish Law Commission reports
3.4.5 European Commission documents
3.4.6 Conference papers
3.4.8 Websites and blogs
3.4.9 Newspaper articles
3.4.10 Interviews
3.4.11 Personal communications
4.1 Guide to neutral citations
4.2.1 Abbreviations of the names of law reports and journals
Law reports
Journals
4.2.2 Abbreviations used in legal historical works
4.2.3 Abbreviations of the titles of books of authority
4.2.4 Abbreviations in case names
4.2.5 Abbreviations of words and phrases in footnotes
4.3 Guides for other jurisdictions
4.4 Other useful sources
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