headnote

noun

  • The Practice of Law

Definitions of headnote

  • the text at the beginning of a law report that gives a summary of the facts of the case and of the legal principles behind the ruling

    Mr. Todd relies on Mark v. Mark [2006] 1 AC 98. Reading from the headnote, it was there held that: "... residence for the purpose of 1973 Act does not need to be lawful residence."

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