Answered By: Lisa Hawksworth
Last Updated: Aug 16, 2016     Views: 28

A case note is similar to a journal article, but it analyses a single case. You cite it the same way as you cite a journal article. If the case note you want to cite doesn’t have a title, use the name of the case in italics instead and add (note) at the end of the citation. For example:

29 Andrew Ashworth, ‘R v (Singh) v Chief Constable of the West Midlands Police’ [2006] Crim LR 441 (note).


If you include the case name within your text, there’s no need to include it in the case note citation. The example above would become:

29 Andrew Ashworth [2006] Crim LR 441 (note).


See the OSCOLA referencing page for more guidance.

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