The Oscola package works (only!) with Biblatex (v 2.0 or later) and Biber (v 1.0 or later). It aims to implement, almost completely, the OSCOLA style of legal citation, according to the 4th edition. For further information about coverage see the documentation.
Files and licence
The package consists of five principal files (
oscola.cbx, and three language definition files,
american-oscola.lbx). There is also a very short index style file,
oscola.ist. Those files are copyright (c) Paul Stanley 2012-18.
This work may be distributed and/or modified under the conditions of the LaTeX Project Public License, either version 1.3 of this license or (at your option) any later version.
The latest version of the license is in available online and version 1.3 or later is part of all distributions of LaTeX version 2005/12/01 or later.
This work has the LPPL maintenance status 'maintained'. The current maintainer of this work is Paul Stanley (email@example.com).
The documentation consists of
oscola-examples.bib. Those files are distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0-Unported License (CC BY 3.0). A copy of that license is available online.
All bug reports, questions, or suggestions should be sent to the maintainer, whose email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
I find the TDS difficult. TeXlive, whose maintainers apparently don't, currently installs as follows:
oscola.bbx: in the package directory
oscola.cbx: in the package directory
english-oscola.lbx: in the package directory
british-oscola.lbx: in the package directory
american-oscola.lbx: in the package directory
oscola.tex: with documentation under
oscola.ist: with the index style files in
August 2012 Version 1 Original release
May 2013 Version 1.2 Various bugfixes, and implementation of citation scheme for UN documents
October 2013 Version 1.3 Corrected spacing bug
May 2014 Version 1.4 Various bugs have been fixed, an additional index has been installed, and there have been minor improvements to the documentation
March 2017 Version 1.5 The package has been updated to take account of changes in Biblatex; various bugs have been fixed; experimental support has been added for the use of ECLI numbers in EU cases.
March 2018 Version 1.6 The package has been updated again to take account of minor changes in Biblatex; various bugs have been fixed; support for \textcite has been improved.
Download the contents of this package in one zip archive (676.4k).
oscola – BibLaTeX style for the Oxford Standard for the Citation of Legal Authorities
The package provides a set of style files for use with BibLaTeX (v 2+) and Biber (v 1+) to produce citations and bibliographies in accordance with the widely-used Oxford Standard for the Citation of Legal Authorities. It also includes facilities for constructing tables of cases and legislation from citations (in conjunction with appropriate indexing packages).
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|Copyright||2014–2018 Paul Stanley|
|Contained in||TeX Live as oscola|
MiKTeX as oscola