Step 6.1 Confirm the area of law

Ascertain precisely the area of the law that contains the 'source' of the plaintiff's rights.196 For example, you might find the source of the plaintiff's rights in 1 or more of the following areas.

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  • the law of tort
  • the law of contract
  • the law of evidence
  • other areas of law listed in Step 2

Table 60: List the area of law

196 David Stott, Legal Research (1993) 23; Christopher S Enright, Studying Law (3rd ed, 1989) 468 ('Find the relevant law').

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