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Valid Statute Law Reference Formats for J-Link

Valid Statute Law Reference Formats for J-Link

Posted by matt-terrell | 23 January 2010

The items that J-Link can recognise include:

Most of these references can be used with the Web version of Justis (with the Reference field on the Search In Legislation screen, or with the J-Link button on the Document screen) and with Justis 5 CD-ROMs (with the Publication Reference button on the Quick Search tab on the Query screen, or with the J-Link button on the Document screen toolbar).

You can also use these references with JustCite, Justis Publishing’s legal reference search engine.


Acts of Parliament – names

Names of Acts of Parliament that J-Link can recognise include:

  • Magna Carta, 1297
  • Treason Act, 1695
  • Gordon Memorial College at Khartoum Act, 1899
  • Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002
  • Sunday Working (Scotland) Act 2003
  • Bankers (Northern Ireland) Act, 1928
  • Police (Northern Ireland) Act 2003
  • Episcopal Church (Scotland) Act, 1864
  • Criminal Procedure (Consequential Provisions) (Scotland) Act 1995
  • Protection of Children (Scotland) Act 2003
  • Tourism (Overseas Promotion) (Wales) Act 1992
  • Health (Wales) Act 2003

Alphabetic characters can be upper or lower case.

The full text of these documents is included in the UK Statutes database.

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Acts of Parliament – references

References to Acts of Parliament that J-Link can recognise include:

Formats for Acts: Formats for sections and schedules:
Children Act, 1989
Children Act 1989
1989 Chapter 41
1989 c.41
1999 asp 1
1999 ASP 1
2000 (N.I.) c. 1
2000 (n.i.) c. 1
Magna Carta
Section 12
sect.12
sec.12
s.12
s12
ss. 2,4,8
ss. 3-6
Schedule 8
sch.8
sch8

Any of the formats in the left-hand column of the table can be used to find the Arrangement of Sections, which has hypertext links to the preamble and to all of the sections and schedules that make up the complete Act.

Any of the formats for an Act can be followed by any of the formats in the right-hand column (separated by space and/or comma) to find an individual section or schedule, a range of sections, or several specified sections. For example:

  • Children Act, 1989, Section 12
  • Children Act, 1989 Schedule 8
  • Children Act 1989 s.12(3b)
  • Children Act 1989 s.12
  • 1989 Chapter 41 Section 12
  • 1989 c.41 sch.8

Any of the formats for an Act can be preceded by any of the formats in the right-hand column (separated by prepositions, articles, space and/or comma) to find an individual section or schedule, a range of sections, or several specified sections. For example:

  • Section 12(3b) of the Children Act 1989
  • ss. 2,4,8 of the Children Act 1989
  • ss. 3-6 of the Children Act 1989
  • ss. 3-6 of children act 1989
  • Schedule 8 of the Children Act 1989
  • Schedule 8 to the Children Act 1989

Alphabetic characters can be upper or lower case, except in the case of “c.”. Abbreviations can include full stops, but they are not necessary except in the case of “c.”.

References to locations within a section or schedule (e.g. 12(3b)) will lead to the document containing the whole section or schedule. To quickly go to the exact point of the reference, click the Outline button on the toolbar to open the Outline, and then click the appropriate location in the expandable outline.

The full text of these documents is included in the UK Statutes database.

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Statutory Instruments – names

Names of Statutory Instruments that J-Link can recognise include:

  • The Suppression of Terrorism Act 1978 (Designation of Countries) Order 2003
  • The Health and Social Care Act 2001 (Isles of Scilly) Order 2003
  • The Registration of Births and Deaths Regulations 1987
  • The Atomic Energy Authority (Special Constables) Order 2002
  • The Olympics Association Right (Infringement Proceedings) Regulations 1995

Alphabetic characters can be upper or lower case.

The full text of these documents is included in the UK Statutory Instruments database.

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Statutory Instruments – references

References of Statutory Instruments that J-Link can recognise include:

  • Statutory Instrument number 3123 of 1995
  • Statutory Instrument number 3123 of 3/12/95
  • Statutory Instruments number 3123 of 1995
  • Statutory Instruments number 3123 of 3/12/95
  • S.I. No. 3123 of 1995
  • S.I. No. 3123 of 3/12/95
  • S.I. n. 3123 of 1995
  • S.I. n. 3123 of 3/12/95
  • S.I. 3123 of 1995
  • Statutory Instrument 1995 No. 3123
  • Statutory Instrument 1995/3123
  • Statutory Instruments 1995 No. 3123
  • Statutory Instruments 1995/3123
  • S.I. 1995 No. 3123
  • S.I. 1995/3123
  • S.I. 1995 3123
  • S.I. 1995-3123
  • SI 1995 No. 3123
  • SI 1995/3123
  • SI 1995 3123
  • SI 1995-3123
  • si 1995 no 3123
  • si 1995/3123
  • si 1995 3123
  • si-1995-3123

In the short formats, the three elements can be separated by space, hyphen or slash. Alphabetic characters can be upper or lower case. Abbreviations can include full stops, but they are not necessary.

The full text of these documents is included in the UK Statutory Instruments database.

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Scottish Statutory Instruments – references

References of Scottish Statutory Instruments that J-Link can recognise include:

  • Scottish Statutory Instrument number 1 of 2002
  • Scottish Statutory Instrument number 1 of 8/1/2002
  • S.S.I. No. 1 of 2002
  • S.S.I. No. 1 of 8/1/2002
  • SSI no. 1 of 2002
  • SSI no. 1-2002
  • SSI no. 1/2002
  • Scottish Statutory Instrument 2002 No. 1
  • Scottish Statutory Instrument 2002/1
  • S.S.I. 2002 No. 1
  • S.S.I. 2002/1
  • SSI 2002 no 1
  • SSI 2002 1
  • SSI 2002/1
  • SSI 2002-1
  • S.S.I. No. 124 of 19/10/99
  • Scottish Statutory Instrument number 124 of 19/10/99

Alphabetic characters can be upper or lower case. Abbreviations can include full stops, but they are not necessary. In the short formats, the three elements can be separated by space, hyphen or slash.

The full text of these documents is included in the UK Statutory Instruments database.

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Welsh Statutory Instruments – references

References of Welsh Statutory Instruments that J-Link can recognise include:

  • Welsh Statutory Instrument 45 of 2002 W4
  • Welsh Statutory Instrument 2002 45 W4
  • Welsh S.I. No. 45 of 2002 W4
  • Welsh S.I. 45 of 2002 W4
  • Welsh S.I. 2002 45 W4
  • S.I. No. 45 of 2002 W4
  • S.I. 2002 45 W4
  • SI 45 of 2002 W4
  • SI 45 2002 W4
  • SI 2002/45/W4
  • SI 2002/45 W4
  • SI 2002 45 W4
  • Offerynnau Statudol Rhif. 45 2002 Cy.4
  • Offerynnau Statudol 2002 45 Cy.4
  • O.S. Rhif. 45 2002 Cy.4
  • OS Rhif 45 2002 Cy4
  • OS 2002 Rhif 45 (Cy.4)
  • OS 2002/45 (Cy.4)
  • OS 2002 45 (Cy.4)

Alphabetic characters can be upper or lower case. Abbreviations can include full stops, but they are not necessary.

The full text of these documents is included in the UK Statutory Instruments database.

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Statutory Rules and Orders – references

References of Statutory Rules and Orders (in the UK Statutory Instruments database) that J-Link can recognise include:

  • S.R. & O., 1908 No. 844
  • S.R. & O. No. 844 of 1908
  • S.R. & O. No. 844/1908
  • Statutory Rules & Orders, No. 844 of 1908
  • Statutory Rules & Orders 1908 No. 844
  • Statutory Rule and Order No. 844 of 1908
  • Statutory Rule and Order 844 of 1908
  • St. R. & O. 1908, No. 844
  • No. 844 of the Statutory Rules and Orders, 1908
  • No. 844 of 1908 Statutory Rules and Orders
  • Statutory Rules and Orders, 1908, p. 470, No. 844

Alphabetic characters can be upper or lower case. Abbreviations can include full stops, but they are not necessary.

The full text of these documents is included in the UK Statutory Instruments database.

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