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The Oscola package works (only!) with Biblatex (v3.14 or later) and Biber (v2.14 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

The package consists of five principal files (oscola.bbx, oscola.cbx, and three language definition files, english-oscola.lbx, british-oscola.lbx, and american-oscola.lbx). There is also a very short index style file, oscola.ist. Those files are copyright (c) Paul Stanley 2012-20.

This work may be distributed and/or modified under the conditions of the 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 version 2005/12/01 or later.

This work has the LPPL maintenance status 'maintained'. The current maintainer of this work is Paul Stanley (pstanley@essexcourt.net).

The documentation

The documentation consists of oscola.tex, oscola.pdf and 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.

Bug reports

All bug reports, questions, or suggestions should be sent to the maintainer, whose email is pstanley@essexcourt.net.


I find the TDS difficult. live, whose maintainers apparently don't, currently installs as follows:

  • oscola.bbx: in the package directory ...tex/latex/oscola
  • oscola.cbx: in the package directory .../tex/latex/oscola
  • english-oscola.lbx: in the package directory .../tex/latex/oscola
  • british-oscola.lbx: in the package directory .../tex/latex/oscola
  • american-oscola.lbx: in the package directory .../tex/latex/oscola
  • oscola.pdf and oscola.tex: with documentation under .../doc/latex/oscola
  • oscola.ist: with the index style files in .../makeindex/oscola

Version history

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.

March 2020 Version 1.7 The package has been updated to take account of changes in Biblatex.

Download the contents of this package in one zip archive (694.6k).

oscola – Bib style for the Oxford Standard for the Citation of Legal Authorities

The package provides a set of style files for use with Bib (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).

LicensesThe Project Public License 1.3
Copyright2014–2020 Paul Stanley
MaintainerPaul Stanley
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