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6.1.8 Pinpoint reference

(a) Generally

A pinpoint reference may be to a page or, if the text has numbered paragraphs, to a paragraph. Use whichever provides the most direct reference. If the relevant paragraph spans several pages, cite to the page. If the paragraph is less than a page, cite to the paragraph.

Eg Peter Watts Directors’ Powers and Duties (2nd ed, LexisNexis, Wellington, 2015) at 164.

Eg JD Heydon and MJ Leeming Jacobs’ Law of Trusts in Australia (8th ed, LexisNexis Butterworths, Chatswood (NSW), 2016) at [1206].

(b) Chapters

When referring to a numbered chapter of a book, “chapter” is abbreviated to “ch”.

Eg Peter Spiller The Disputes Tribunals of New Zealand (2nd ed, Brookers, Wellington, 2003) at ch 1.

(c) Multi-volume works

If the book contains more than one volume, give the number of the volume being cited after the year of publication.

Eg HG Beale (ed) Chitty on Contracts (32nd ed, Sweet & Maxwell, London, 2015) vol 2 at [38–033].

(d) Footnotes

When giving a pinpoint reference to a footnote or endnote, give the reference to the paragraph or page in which the footnote or endnote appears followed by a comma and “n x” where “x” is the number of the footnote or endnote.

Eg Andrew Burrows The Law of Restitution (3rd ed, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2011) at 189, n 92.

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