OSCOLA: How do I footnote a case I've already mentioned

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So let's say it looks something like this:



Bla bla, as was said in Person v Otherperson.[1]

PARAGRAPHS LATER:

Bla bla, like in Person.[2]

FOOTNOTES:

[1] (Year)All ER 1776 (HL)
[2] ?????



What do I put in the question mark area? Do I just put (n 1)?
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So let's say it looks something like this:



Bla bla, as was said in Person v Otherperson.[1]

PARAGRAPHS LATER:

Bla bla, like in Person.[2]

FOOTNOTES:

[1] (Year) All ER 1776 (HL)
[2] ?????



What do I put in the question mark area? Do I just put (n 1)?
Academics seem to use one of the following (or some variant of one of the following). This is because some journals don't like inter-footnote references, while others don't mind. I don't think that there's a hard rule here as long as you're clear.

Donoghue, n.1.
Donogue, supra, n.1.
Donoghue v Stevenson, n.1.

It's important to pinpoint the page/paragraph you're referring to. So just add that after a comma to the above.
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Academics seem to use one of the following (or some variant of one of the following). I don't think that there's a hard rule here as long as you're clear. Some journals aren't big fans of inter-footnote referencing, some are.

Donoghue, n.1.
Donogue, supra, n.1.
Donoghue v Stevenson, n.1.

It's important to pinpoint the page/paragraph you're referring to. So just add that after a comma to the above.
What about the following?

Donoghue (n 1)

That's what seems to be implied by the OSCOLA guidelines themselves.
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What about the following?

Donoghue (n 1)

That's what seems to be implied by the OSCOLA guidelines themselves.
That's great. I think that it's worth pointing out that OSCOLA isn't some sort of holy grail, particularly at uni essay level! Small deviations are common. As long as you're clear and consistent and not using a deliberately awkward format (e.g. Harvard), you'll be more than fine.
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That's great. I think that it's worth pointing out that OSCOLA isn't some sort of holy grail, particularly at uni essay level! Small deviations are common. As long as you're clear and consistent and not using a deliberately awkward format (e.g. Harvard), you'll be more than fine.
Massive thanks!
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Alternatively you could use 'Ibid' which is often also used by academics.

Say you've referenced page 3 of 'Tort Law in Context' and you now wish to reference page 16 of the same journal.

You'd have your first footnote as;
[Author Name], Tort Law In Context, 4(5) NLJ, 3.

Your second footnote would be;
Ibid, 16.

Saves faffing about typing all the extra. This can only be used when you're referencing the same piece as the previous footnote though. (Which is what I assumed you were asking)
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Alternatively you could use 'Ibid' which is often also used by academics.

Say you've referenced page 3 of 'Tort Law in Context' and you now wish to reference page 16 of the same journal.

You'd have your first footnote as;
[Author Name], Tort Law In Context, 4(5) NLJ, 3.

Your second footnote would be;
Ibid, 16.

Saves faffing about typing all the extra. This can only be used when you're referencing the same piece as the previous footnote though. (Which is what I assumed you were asking)
I'm familiar with the usage of ibid and used it a couple of times. I was more concerned with subsequent citations that don't immediately follow. Probably should have made my question clearer, sorry!
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