Answered By: Bissy Ithack
Last Updated: Jul 12, 2023     Views: 2049

The neutral citation system is defined in s.63 (8) of the Supreme Court Practice Directions as follows:

“A neutral citation is a Court-approved system of citation which is independent of the series of law reports or other publication, and unique to each written judgment. Each written judgment from a particular level of Court is assigned a sequential number, starting from 1 at the beginning of each calendar year.”

Example:

Singapore neutral citation

Search by neutral citation in the LawNet database (NUS Law staff and students, please login with your LawNet log in ID and password provided by NUS Law Administrators. Others, please access LawNet through the library website) to find a Singapore case. Supreme Court judgments (2000 -) and case summaries are available from the court website. Latest judgments from the Supreme Court, State Courts and the Family Court are available through the Free Resources page on the LawNet database.

 

UK neutral citation

See a list of main neutral citations used in the courts England and Wales here.

Please use the ICLR, Westlaw, Lexis Advance Singapore or Bailii to find a UK cases.

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