Answered By: Claire Mazer
Last Updated: 17 Mar, 2015     Views: 35

If the name of the case naturally fits in to flow of paragraph, then you need only insert the rest of the citation in the footnote at the base of the page:

The Court of Appeal's judgment approves, with slight amendments, the guidelines set out by the Employment Appeal Tribunal in Barton v Investec Henderson Crosthwaite Securities Ltd. 2

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[2003] ICR 1205.

 

If the main body of the essay refers to cases, but doesn’t explicitly name them, then the whole citation must be placed in the footnote at the base of the page:

 

The Court of Appeal's first (and so far only) consideration of the statutory adjustments to the burden of proof in discrimination cases is to be found in the three cases, reported together. 1

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Igen v Wong, Chamberlain v Emokpae, and Webster v Brunel University [2005] ICR 931.

 

This also applies to journals.

To find out how to reference cases and journals see the guide on OSCOLA which can be found at http://www.law.ox.ac.uk/published/OSCOLA_4th_edn_Hart_2012.pdf