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Researching Case Law

Find cases that have considered legislation

Let's look at an example: which cases have considered the Crimes Act 1958 (Vic) s 4A?   

There are a number of ways to find out if a section of legislation has been judicially considered.

HANDY TIP: Each database will treat this search slightly differently. You will need to check and evaluate the relevance of your results.

Find legislation judicially considered in a case citator

number one   Search a case citator using the Act/Legislation and Provision fields


In CaseBase:

In FirstPoint:


Find legislation judicially considered in LawNow


number two  Search LawNow (in Lexis Advance) for the Act and section:

 Locate the required provision or part of the Act, and use the 'View Legislation Citator' link to see cases which have mentioned it.

LawNow legislation citator