This section includes Statues (Laws and Acts), Cases (law reports) and International Conventions.
The APA Publication Manual does not include UK law so these guidelines are adapted from the templates for US law provided in the APA Publication Manual (7th ed.).
Also referred to as Statues.
(Children Act, 1989)
Children Act (1989)
Children Act 1989, c. 41. https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1989/41
1. Title of Act including year (in italics),
2. chapter number written as lower case c with a full stop, space, chapter number, full stop
When considering introducing a new law, the UK Government will produce a discussion document called a Green Paper. White papers set out the details of the Government’s future policy on a particular topic and will often be the basis of a Bill before Parliament. Command Papers are the collective name given to different types of papers prepared by the Government and presented in Parliament with the words “presented to Parliament by command of His/Her Majesty”.
(Home Office, 2014)
Home Office (2014)
Home Office. (2014). Improving police integrity: Reforming the police complaints and disciplinary systems.
CM8976. HMSO. https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/
Government department. (Year). Title. Command paper number. Publisher. URL
(Pepper v. Hart, 1993)
Pepper v. Hart (1993)
Pepper (Inspector of Taxes) v. Hart, AC 593 (1993).
Name v. Name, case number date in round brackets. URL