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Cases (England and Wales)


The following are examples of how to reference cases from England and Wales.


With Neutral Citations

The main courts of England and Wales use neutral citations, and these should be referenced where applicable:


Template (Footnote/Table of Cases):

case name | [year] | court | number, | [year] OR (year) | volume (if applicable) | report abbreviation | first page.


Corr v IBC Vehicles Ltd [2008] UKHL 13, [2008] 1 AC 884.

RR v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions [2019] UKSC 52, [2019] 1 WLR 6430.

Without Neutral Citations

For older cases without neutral citations (pre-2001), include the court abbreviation in brackets at the end of the reference as below:


Template (Footnote/Table of Cases):

case name | [year] or (year) | volume | report abbreviation | first page | (court).


Barrett v Enfield LBC [2001] 2 AC 550 (HL).

Hussain v Lancaster City Council [1999] 4 All ER 125 (EWCA Civ).