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Competition law: UK/EU Legislation

Subjects: Law

UK legislation online & in print

Printed resources with amending/annotating services on Level 2:

Halsbury's Statutes

Classmark: KZ 2

Multi - volume work arranged by broad subject area.  Has statutes as amended and annotated with a looseleaf updating service.

Current Law Statutes annotated

Classmark: KZ 5
From 1947 onwards.  Arranged by year.  Contains statutes as originally enacted with annotations.

EU legislation

The Bodleian Library subscribes to legal databases that include coverage of EU primary and secondary legislation.
The EU also maintains free access online sites.

See the links below.

Citation construction

OU students are required to provide a full citation the first time they cite to a piece of EU legislation. The format expected is

legislation type + year/number+ title + Official Journal Legislation series publication details ie [year] OJ L issue #/page

eg Council Regulation (EC) 139/2004 on the control of concentrations between undertakings [2004] OJ L24/1

Subsequently, an abbreviated title + unique number form of citation can be used eg EC Merger Regulation 139/2004

CELEX citations

You may encounter a citation in the form of a CELEX number.  This can be used in EUR-Lex to retrieve legislation thanks to a dedicated search screen.