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How to cite references: UK and EU law

Citing References: Law (PDF 101kb)

Law students should use the examples and footnote system of referencing described in the guides below.

If you are not a Law student you should only use these guides for examples of how to reference legal materials that are not covered by Harvard. You should still use the 'Author Date' method of citing references described in the Harvard guides above.

Primary:
Case
Case with a neutral citation
Pre-1865 case
Unreported case
EU case
EU unreported case
Decision of the European Commission
European Court of Human Rights case
Act of Parliament
Bill
Statutory Instrument
EU treaty
EU legislation
Secondary:
Law Commission
Command Paper
Select Committee
Hansard
Book one author
Book two authors
Book three authors
Book more than three authors
Edited book
Contribution to an edited book
Encyclopedia
Law journal
Newspaper article
Website