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Law Report

A law report is a record of a judicial decision on a point of law which sets a precedent. Law reports fall into two broad types: (a) full text law reports, which incorporate the full judgment(s) given by the court, together with a summary of the case known as the headnote and a number of other elements; and (b) summary reports, also known as case summaries, digests, case notes etc, which consist of summaries or abridgements of the judgment, usually in reported speech, and presented in a less formal way than a full text law report.