In this video we want to build up an OSCOLA citation for this case that we found on Bailii. It's a judicial review case, which we can see from the names of the parties, from the name of the claimant, particularly, because it's phrased as “The Queen on the application of Michael Lyons” and the defendant, the Criminal Cases Review Commission, is a public body, so that we know this is a judicial review case. We also know it because it's in the Queen's Bench Division, the Administrative Court. That's also a clue because that's where these cases are held.
So the bits that we need to pick out, first of all, to start, are the names of the parties. So we know it's a judicial review. We know that the applicant is Mr. Lyons, and we know that the defendant is the Criminal Cases Review Commission.
So, to turn that into an OSCOLA citation, we pick those bits out and format them like this: so we begin with “R”, meaning The Crown, The Queen - no full stop, no punctuation. We then have the name of the applicant in brackets, after The Crown, in round brackets, after The Crown. So, we have The Crown on the application of Lyons - that's the first bit: R (Lyons). We then have the “v”, the “and”, no punctuation again. The “v” is formatted in italics and we have then the name of the defendant there, which is the Criminal Cases Review Commission. That's the first half of the citation.
The second half is the neutral citation which we can find at the top there, which is 2019 EWHC 183, and then “Admin” in brackets afterwards. It's important to remember to bring the Admin bit across as part of the citation as well, because you'll remember that there are different divisions of the High Court, those different divisions are reflected after the EWHC bit of the neutral citation.
So the full OSCOLA citation for this case would look like this: so we have “The Crown on the application of Lyons and the Criminal Cases Review Commission, 2019” - year in square brackets always with a neutral citation - 183rd case heard in 2019 by the High Court of England and Wales, and then we've got “Admin” at the end which reminds us that it's the administrative decision before whom this case was heard.