Legal references should NOT be included in the APA Reference List. However, on the first mention of the Act, Bill, Statutory Instrument or Law (Cases) report, the full citation is given.
Cases (Law Reports)
Refer to cases by their party names and year in the in-text citation.
First mention (Pepper v. Hart  AC 593
Subsequent mentions (Pepper v. Hart,1993)
Format: (for first mention)
Parties to the case [year] Volume number (if there is one) Abbreviation for the name of report First page of report
Acts of Parliament (Statutes)
British Acts of Parliament and Government Publications do not need including in the reference list. On the first mention of the Act a full citation is given in the text of your assignment.
In text, give the popular or official name of the Act (if any) and the year.
Mental Health Act 1983
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