… if the full name of the case is given in your text, it is not given in the footnote?
Amongst Lord Reid’s cases where there seems to have been a late change of mind and vote include such famous cases as Rookes v Barnard, 47White and Carter (Councils) Ltd v McGregor,48Anisminic Ltd v Foreign Compensation Commission,49Home Office
v Dorset Yacht Co,50and Cassell v Broome.51
If you are citing a chapter or essay in an edited book, follow the steps below:
Cite the author
‘Title’ of the contribution
in editor (ed)
book title (in italics)
(additional information, publisher, year)
Remember that it is not necessary to give the pages of the contribution.
Justine Pila, ‘The Value of Authorship in the Digital Environment’ in William H Dutton and Paul W Jeffreys (eds), World Wide Research: Reshaping the Sciences and Humanities
in the Century of Information (MIT Press 2010)
A bibliography lists all the secondary sources you cited in your essay or dissertation. It should be provided at the end of your work – after the main body of text, any appendices, and tables of primary sources that you have referred to.
Works in a bibliography are arranged in alphabetical order by the surname of
the first author.
Please note that references in a bibliography should include:
The author’s surname followed by his or her initial(s), with no comma
separating them, but a comma after the final initial.
Only initials should be used.
Where there are more than 3 authors, give the first author followed by
the phrase ‘and others’.
Titles of unattributed works should be preceded by a double em-dash
(— — title of work).
Citation in a footnote: 15 Elisabeth Fisher, Risk Regulation and Administrative Constitutionalism
(Hart Publishing 2007) 15.
Citation in the bibliography:
Fisher E, Risk Regulation and Administrative Constitutionalism
(Hart Publishing 2007).
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The Oxford University Standard for Citation of Legal Authorities (OSCOLA) is a system of legal citation that has been adopted by most law schools in the United Kingdom, including the University of Aberdeen’s School of Law.
If you are unsure about how to cite primary sources or struggle referencing electronic vs paper journals, there are several guides available online to help you:
• OSCOLA (4th edn., Hart, 2012). A comprehensive guide to citing authorities, legislation, and other legal materials. A hard copy of the manual can be found in the reference section at the Taylor Library issue desk.
• OSCOLA 2006: Citing International Law. OSCOLA (4th edn.) does not cover International Law.
• Library’s Quick Guide to OSCOLA. Contains examples of some of the most commonly cited legal sources.
If you prefer to use software to generate citations you may want to investigate EndNote or Citavi reference management packages that can support the OSCOLA referencing style. Please note that OSCOLA is not supported by RefWorks.