Citing the law

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Citing the law
Why do I need to cite?
Activity: When to cite?
Inserting footnotes
Example
Case law
Activity: Which report do I cite?
EU cases
ECHR cases
Example
Legislation
Welsh legislation
Scottish legislation
Northern Ireland legislation
EU legislation
Books
Edited books and encyclopedias
Journal articles
Electronic journal articles
Government publications
Hansard
Newspaper articles
Websites and blogs
Correspondence
Activity: Putting it all together
Bibliographies
FAQs and notes

Edited Books

Sometimes books contain collections of chapters which are written by different authors and collated by an editor or editors. To reference a chapter in an edited book you need to record the following details:

Chapter author, 'Title of chapter' in Book Editor (ed), Book title (Publisher Year)

Example:

PA Thomas and A Rees, 'Law Students - Getting In and Getting On' in PA Thomas (ed), Discriminating Lawyers (Cavendish 2000)

Tips

Encyclopaedias

Cite an encyclopedia much as you would a book, but exclude any overseeing authors, editors and the publisher. The edition and year of issue or reissue should be included in your citation.

Example:

Sweet & Maxwell's Encyclopedia of Employment Law, para 6J-601 (R 70 April 2009)

Halsbury's Laws (5th edn, 2010) vol 57, para 53, Noter Up Issue 454 April 2011

Tips

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