Legal citations can be tricky as their format varies between locations. For example, you may notice that the formatting of American and French case law differs. Case law citation formats can even vary within the same country. In the United States, for example, federal and state courts use different formats and abbreviations.

Format for citing court cases: Harvard style

Case Name (Year) Volume number (if applicable) Reporter abbreviation First page number.

For example:

The State of New South Wales v. The Commonwealth (1915) 20 CLR 54. 

Reurich v. Sureway Employment and Training Pty Ltd (2018) FCA 680.