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Business Law: Legal commentary

Legal commentary

It can be helpful to start your research with legal commentary services as they:

  • Provide an overview/summary of the law.
  • Can help you to identify key cases and legislation on a given subject.

Legal commentary (looseleaf services)

Commentary services are regularly used by legal practitioners as they provide a comprehensive overview of a particular area of law e.g. contracts, consumer law etc.

Australian commentary services are primarily published online via the following legal databases:

Legal Encyclopaedias

Legal encyclopaedias generally provide a succinct overview and summary of the law across an extensive range of subject areas.

Australian legal dictionaries

Legal dictionaries provide the meaning of select words and phrases in a legal context. They may also refer to key cases and legislation that deal with the meaning of a particular legal term.

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