Citing and referencing: Legal sources

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Legal Sources

Note: The MHRA Style Guide does not specifically state how to cite legal sources, please check with your lecturer on whether the suggested style below is appropriate.

Legislation, online

Required information Jurisdiction, Title of Act, s. followed by section number, <URL>.
First footnote 

1 Australia, Migration Act 1958, s. 48 <>.

Subsequent footnote 

2 Migration Act 1958.


Australia, Migration Act 1958, s. 48 <>


Legal Case, online

Required information Plaintiff v. Defending Party [Year] Case number <URL> [Date accessed]
First footnote 

1 Maxwell v Highway Hauliers Pty Ltd [2014] HCA 33 <> [24 September, 2014]

Subsequent footnote 

2  Maxwell v Highway Hauliers Pty Ltd.



Maxwell v Highway Hauliers Pty Ltd [2014] HCA 33 <> [24 September, 2014]