Use case citators to find out if
When you look up cases, it is recommended that you check to see how those cases have been treated by subsequent cases - that is citing cases or cases referring to a case.
This is what judicial consideration is all about. This is where you check to see what has happened to a case since it was heard by the court. You can see how a case has been treated by subsequent cases: has it been considered, applied, overruled etc? You will also be able to see if the case is still good law and carries with it good precedential value!
The built in case Citators in each database, can help you do this:
The tabs that follow, will show how to perform this research task.
The best way to check how cases have been subsequently treated in Westlaw AU, is to use their built in citator entitled KeyCite.
Please watch the following video below (by clicking on the image) to find how to perform this legal research task in Westlaw AU, using KeyCite.
(Please note: after you click on the image you will be taken to Westlaw AU's Training and Support page. To watch the video, click the white play button).
For more information, you can also check out Westlaw's Guide in relation to judicial consideration of cases.
In Westlaw AU you can also see what cases have cited a case, by using the Citing References link:
To see how subsequent cases have treated a case, use the Depth of Treatment filter - this will let you know if the case has been Considered, Applied etc.