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    When writing case names in essays, can we put inverted commas to emphasise every case? e.g. "Donoghue v Stevenson"
    Or does it become OTT?

    Also, when referring to non fatal offences, do we have to write it like this; section 47 or can I just write s47. I could write it out in full first and then abbreviate it? Makes life easier I think?

    Much appreciated and thanks in ad
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    Definitely don't put inverted commas round cases - instead, italicise or underline them. Underlining is good because you can do it in exams when handwriting and it emphasises to the examiner your references to case law.

    I don't think there is anything against abbreviating section to s - I've never been picked up on it. But if you're going to abbreviate a statute (e.g. Law of Property Act 1925 to LPA 1925) it's best to put it in full first and then abbreviate it.

    Hope that helps!
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    (Original post by Festina lente)
    Definitely don't put inverted commas round cases - instead, italicise or underline them. Underlining is good because you can do it in exams when handwriting and it emphasises to the examiner your references to case law.

    I don't think there is anything against abbreviating section to s - I've never been picked up on it. But if you're going to abbreviate a statute (e.g. Law of Property Act 1925 to LPA 1925) it's best to put it in full first and then abbreviate it.

    Hope that helps!
    italicing or underlining it is then, because it's typed, I'll italice
    thanks for your advice once again!
    Are you in first year doing Law ?
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    (Original post by sweetgyal24)
    italicing or underlining it is then, because it's typed, I'll italice
    thanks for your advice once again!
    Are you in first year doing Law ?
    no, I've graduated good luck with the coursework!
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    (Original post by Festina lente)
    no, I've graduated good luck with the coursework!
    Just read Oxford Law graduate on your previous post... You can help me with my Law enquiries now Your probably working for a firm now
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    Do you not have some sort of style guide? At birmingham we use OSCOLA which deals with everything from citations to the use of Latin gadgets etc etc. Also check your handbook to see if there's anything in there- hey even dictate our bloody page margins, font, line spacing........
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    The standard thing is to italicise the case name on typed essays and to underline case names when hand-writing or doing exams.
 
 
 
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