Until 1865 there was no standardised law reporting system in the United Kingdom, so individual barristers prepared their own reports, and these reports were named after the reporter and are known as nominate reports. There are over 300 published nominate report series, but many of them have been reprinted in two main series.
Citations of nominate reports should include the relevant volume of ER or RR when available (AGLC3 Rule 23.1.3. The ER should be cited in preference to the RR. For example:
Alyson v Byston (1653) Cro Eliz 738; 78 ER 970.
Gunter v Astor (1819) 4 Moore CP 12; 21 RR 7.
To locate a nominate report:
Step 1: Search the Cardiff Index to Legal Abbreviations for the title of the report series.
Step 2: Note the reprint series details - English Reports or Revised Reports.
Step 3: Search the Library catalogue for these series Revised Reports
Step 4: Browse to the correct volume and page.
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