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Referencing - UK & EU Law: Unreported case

How do I reference an unreported case?

If a judgment has neither a law report citation nor a neutral citation, then reference it as an unreported case.

This guidance applies whether you found the judgment in print or online.

case name | (court, | date)

Footnote (if you HAVE given the case name in the text of your work):
e.g. (Bradford County Court, 2 November 2006)

Footnote (if you HAVE NOT given the case name in the text of your work):
e.g. Scott v Process Mechanical Ltd (Bradford County Court, 2 November 2006)

Bibliography:
e.g. Scott v Process Mechanical Ltd (Bradford County Court, 2 November 2006)

To pinpoint, follow the citation with the paragraph number in square brackets. To pinpoint several paragraphs, insert a dash between the paragraph numbers:
e.g. Scott v Process Mechanical Ltd (Bradford County Court, 2 November 2006) [7]-[9]

Case name

  • Always give party names in italics
  • Separate adverse parties with an italic v
  • Don't include and another
  • If multiple parties, name only the first claimant and the first defendant
  • If an individual, don't include forenames or initials
  • Use Re, not In re or In the matter of
  • Use Ex p, not Ex parte
  • Include terms indicating corporate status (Ltd, plc)
  • Abbreviate common words and phrases (see Oscola appendix 4.2.4).

Citation

Give the court and the date of judgment in (round brackets) after the party names. There's no need to add 'unreported' to the citation.