A case citator is a legal research tool for finding cases by party name/s, citation, or topic.
Case citators will help you find:
The case citator search template allows you to search in a number of different fields both individually or in combination:
|Field to search||Example search|
|1||Terms or free text||Keyword searches across all citator fields||director /p "duty of care"|
|2||Catchwords||subject heading, topic or classification||separation of powers|
|3||Legislation||legislation title and provision||Building Act 1975|
|4||Words & phrases||word or phrase judicially considered||"minority shareholder"|
Citators will usually provide all the parallel citations for a case, so you can see which you should cite in your references.
The below example from CaseBase (Lexis Advance's citator) shows the parallel citations for cases in order of hierarchy from authorised (if available) to reported to unreported:
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QUT acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the lands where QUT now stands.