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Question of the Week

Which of the following is the correct method to cite a legal encyclopaedia viewed online?

A:    LexisNexis, Halsbury’s Laws of Australia, (at 06 May 2013) 235 Insurance, ‘1 General Principles’ [235-240].

B:    LexisNexis, Halsbury’s Laws of Australia, 235 Insurance, ‘2 General Principles’ [235-240].

C:    LexisNexis, Halsbury’s Laws of Australia, (at 06 May 2013) 235 Insurance, ‘1 General Principles’ [235-240].

D:    LexisNexis, Halsbury’s Laws of Australia, 235 Insurance, ‘1 General Principles’, 235 – 240.

E:    LexisNexis, Halsbury’s Laws of Australia, (at 06 May 2013) 235 Insurance, ‘1 General Principles’, 235 – 240. 

Find the answer here.

Types of Legal Materials

Primary legal materials are the written records of the law

  • Legislation
  • Cases 

Secondary legal materials are those materials which are ABOUT the law:

  • Extrinsic legal materials which are documents, defined within a jurisdiction's Interpretation Act, that can be used in court to interpret the meaning and intent of legislation.  These usually consist of Parliamentary debates (Hansard) and Law Reform documents.
  • Books, journals and commentaries which discuss the law
  • Reference tools which help find the law (dictionaries, encyclopaedias, guides and directories).

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