Law reports published before the founding of the Council of Law Reporting in 1865 were known as nominate reports. There are over 300 published nominate report series. Most of them have been reprinted in The English Reports (abbreviated ‘ER’) or the Revised Reports (abbreviated ‘RR’). Where available, citations of nominate reports should also include the relevant volume of ER or RR. The ER should be cited in preference to the RR.
UK English Reports and Examples of Nominate Reports
|Title of Reporting Series||Abbreviation of Report Series||University of Melbourne Online Holdings||University of Melbourne Print Holdings||Example Citation (AGLC3 citation style)|
v.1 1220-v.176 1867
|Curling v Austin (1862) 62 ER 570|
v.1 1785-v.149 1866
|v.1 1785 - v.149 1866||Eastwood v Lever (1863) 146 RR 234|
|Best & Smith’s Reports||B&S||Not available online||v.1 1861 – v.10 1869||Caey v The Local Board of Health of Kingston upon Hull (1848) 5 B&S 815; 122 ER 1033|
|Deacon & Chitty Bankruptcy Reports||Deac & Ch||Not available online||v.1 1832 – v.4 1835||Re Postle; Ex parte Bignold (1835) 4 Deac & Ch 259|
|Manson's Bankruptcy and Companies Winding-up Cases||Mans||Not available online||v.1 1894 – v.12 1905||De Grelle & Co v Bull and Ward (1984) 1 Mans 118|
For more information on early English law reporting, see the Legal History Research Guide.