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Legal research guide: Criminal Law: Judicially considered cases

Cases judicially considered

Use case citators to find out if

  • a case that interests you has been considered by later cases, or
  • to check which earlier cases have been considered by your case

Citators

Example: you would like to know if any subsequent cases have referred to the Andrew Mallard appeal case of 2005.
Mallard v R (2005) 224 CLR 125
  1. Search for the Mallard case either by citation or case name and select the record of interest.
  2. By clicking on the link to the record, you display the citator record for this case.
  3. Click on the link to Cases referring to this case to see later cases considering the Mallard case. Note that the graph and signal icons provides a very broad indication of subsequent treatment. These signals should be approached with caution as they are general in nature and may not represent specific aspects of the case.

LexisAdvance Cases Referring to this Case button

 

4. Click on Cases considered by this case to see earlier cases used to support the legal position taken in the Mallard appeal case.

 

PLEASE NOTE: Foreign cases listed here are not available in Casebase. Please search in Westlaw or Lexis Advance to read the judgment if it is available.

 

Example: you would like to know if any subsequent cases have referred to the Mallard v The Queen case.

Mallard v The Queen (2005) 224 CLR 125

  1. In FirstPoint search either by citation or party names and select the record of interest.
  2. By clicking on the FirstPoint link to the record, you display the citator record for this case.
  3. You can either click the Citing References  tab, or scroll down to the Cases Citing section, to see later cases considering the Mallard case. Click a column heading to decide how the citing cases are sorted, eg; Click Treatment to sort by treatment of the Mallard case. If you mouse-over the symbol in the Status column, a definition is displayed. These definitions should be approached with caution as they are general in nature and may not represent specific aspects of the case.

Mallard v The Queen case in Firstpoint. Citing Reference tab.

Firstpoint list of cases citing Mallard v The Queen. Treatment and Status columns.

 

4. Click on the Cited Documents tab or scroll to Cases Cited, to see earlier cases used to support the legal position taken in the Mallard appeal case.

Firstpoint Mallard v The Queen case Cited Documents tab


PLEASE NOTE: Foreign cases listed here are not available in FirstPoint. Please search in Westlaw or Lexis Advance to read the judgment if it is available.

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