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6.1.2 Author

(a) Naming authors

Give the author’s name in the form used in the article or book that is being cited. If initials are used, do not separate these by spaces.

Eg Patricia Londono, David Eady and ATH Smith Arlidge, Eady & Smith on Contempt (5th ed, Sweet & Maxwell, London, 2017) at [3-85].

Ensure that the same author is referred to consistently throughout the whole work. Where the form of the author’s name differs between the cover and the title page of a text, give the name according to the form used on the title page.

(b) Anonymous authors

Where no author is given, begin the citation with the text’s title.

(c) Honorifics

When referring to authors in a footnote, do not include titles, honorifics or post-nominal titles, for example, “Sir”, “Dame”, “Prof”, “Dr” or “QC”.

Eg Geoffrey Palmer Unbridled Power? An interpretation of New Zealand’s constitution and government (Oxford University Press, Wellington, 1979).

The only prefixed titles that should be included are peerage titles (including when referring to Law Lords) and the courtesy title “Lord” or “Lady” in the case of Justices of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom (see rule 1.1.6(d)(ii)).

Eg Lord Goff and Gareth Jones The Law of Restitution (7th ed, Sweet & Maxwell, London, 2007).

(d) Judges in an extrajudicial role

Refer to judges writing extrajudicially simply as “Roger Smith” and not as “Justice Smith” or “Smith J”.

Eg Grant Hammond Judicial Recusal: Principles, Process and Problems (Hart Publishing, Portland, 2009).

The exception is Justices of the Supreme Court in the United Kingdom and Law Lords who should be referred to as “Lord” or “Lady”.

Eg Lord Denning The Discipline of Law (Butterworths, London, 1979).

(e) Multiple joint authors

If there are two or three joint authors of a book, include the names of all authors, with the names of the last two authors separated by an “and”.

Eg Peter W Hogg, Patrick J Monahan and Wade K Wright Liability of the Crown (4th ed, Carswell, Toronto, 2011).

If there are more than three joint authors, note the name of the first-listed author followed by “and others”.

Eg Richard Mahoney and others The Evidence Act 2006: Act & Analysis (3rd ed, Brookers, Wellington, 2014).

(f) Texts where each chapter has an identified author

Cite texts where each chapter has an identified author in accordance with rule 6.2 where a particular chapter of the book is being referred to.

Eg Michael Taggart “Rugby, the Anti-apartheid Movement, and Administrative Law” in Rick Bigwood (ed) Public Interest Litigation: New Zealand Experience in International Perspective (LexisNexis, Wellington, 2006) 69 at 81.

Cite texts where each chapter has an identified author as a text in accordance with this rule (rule 6.1) where the book is being referred to generally, that is where no particular chapter is being specifically referred to.

Eg Peter Blanchard (ed) Civil Remedies in New Zealand (2nd ed, Brookers, Wellington, 2011).

(g) Editors

If there is a named editor or general editor, use that name followed by “(ed)” or, if there is more than one, “(eds)”. Where there is a hierarchy of editors, for example a general editor and contributing editors, refer to the most senior editor(s) (usually listed first on the title page).

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