Answered By: Catherine Dale
Last Updated: Sep 13, 2019     Views: 112

If you are studying law and using one of our legal databases, Westlaw, you may come across the abbreviation 'WLUK'.

WLUK are Westlaw's own neutral citations and are not a published case series or law report. As noted in the current Practice Direction you should cite a published series in preference, e.g. The Law Reports, the Weekly Law Reports, the All England Law Reports or a specialist series. If this is the only version of the case available then please note the difference in detail:

Stream v Environment Agency [2019] 4 WLUK 397


[2019] is the year the case was heard

4 is the month of the hearing (not the volume)

WLUK is Westlaw United Kingdom

397 is a sequential number given to the case by Westlaw (not a page number)

If you are submitting work to Newcastle Law School for marking then you should not cite WLUK.

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