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Law and Legal Resources

Understanding a Case Citation

Individual cases are arranged collectively in series of Law Reports.To locate a case, you need to be able to understand the citation.

Here is a sample Citation: Fisher v Bell [1960] 3 WLR 919

The different parts of the Citation are explained below.

Reading Cases

Legal Abbreviations and Terminologies

Here are some resources that may help you understand legal abbreviations and terminologies:


These websites, compiled by our Law Librarian in Hendon, provide a good starting point for your legal research.