Reading a case or statute

How are cases usually cited?
Year, court, case number (since 2001) e.g. R v Okedare [2014] EWCA Crim 228- EWHC (QB); UKSC (See F&F 114)
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What are the differences between [] and () when reading a case?
[]= year. ()= find by volume
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What are shipping cases often abbreviated to?
The name of the ship, e.g. 'The Wagon Mound'
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What does e.g. 'Re Smith' mean?
'Regarding Smith', could refer to the property of a deseased person or 'Re M' for cases regarding a child who's identity should remain unknown.
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Why should the Judges names be taken into consideration?
Different judges are respected more than others
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Which different dates will you see on a case?
Date of hearing itself, Date of judgment if deferred, the date of the report might differ from the judgment date. Curia Advisari Vult.= Court took time. Ex tempere= Court made decision straight away
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What does KC or QCs mean?
That it is a top-end barrister.
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What are statutes?
Laws enacted by parliament, the supreme source of law sometimes referred to as legislation or acts of parliament.
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Why are they obscure and obsolete?
They must be exact so the subject is not up for interpretation
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How do you read citations of different sections?
Section 1 Subsection (1) Paragraph (b) Subparagraph (i)
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What might some cases pre-millennium not have?
positive rights.
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