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which law reports are the most authoritative

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First: cases reported in theOfficial Law Reports(AC, QBD, Ch, Fam) produced by the Incorporated Council of Law Reporting for England and Wales). These are the most authoritative reports and contain a summary of the argument. Where a judgment is reported in these reports, that report must be cited.

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  • What is the most authoritative law report series to cite?

  • The Law Reports series is seen as the most authoritative as the text is approved by both counsel and the judge before publication. You should always cite the most authoritative series which has reported the case.

  • What are the different types of Law Reports?

  • The Official Law Reports: Appeal Cases (AC), Queen’s Bench (QB), Family (Fam), Chancery (Ch) and earlier series of the Law Reports published by the ICLR have been the most authoritative reports (or ‘best report’) since 1865. These reports include summaries of counsels’ argument.

  • How do I find the most authoritative UK law cases?

  • To find the most authoritative series for the UK you can use an online case citator tool such as Westlaw Case Analysis, JustCite or Lexis Library’s Case Search which will have the list of law reports in order of authority.

  • What is an official law report?

  • These are the most authoritative reports and contain a summary of the argument. Where a judgment is reported in these reports, that report must be cited. Other reports and transcripts may only be used when a case is not in the Official Law Reports. Note: