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Harvard Style Guide: Legal Cases (Law Reports)

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Legal Cases (Law Reports)

Reference: 'Name of party v. Name of party' (Year) Name of Court, case no. Database or website. DOI/Available at: URL (Accessed Day Month Year).

Example: 'Smith v. Health Services Executive' (2013) Irish High Court, case 360. Courts Service of Ireland. Available at: (Accessed 26 October 2021).


  • 'Name of Party v Name of Party' (Year)


  • In the case of 'Smith v Heath Services Executive' (2013) …. 


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