The OSCOLA referencing system uses different standards for primary and secondary sources.
OSCOLA does not use in-text citations like the Harvard system. Instead, it uses a footnote style with all citations appearing within the footnotes.
Only longer works, such as books and theses, require the compilation of tables for cases, legislation and other primary sources and the creation of bibliographies for secondary sources.
The systems also uses minimal punctuation with letters and abbreviations not separated by full stops.
Tables only need be compiled for longer works and are used for primary sources. Distinct tables are created for cases and legislation with entries listed in alphabetical order, including the number of the page where the source is cited.
Secondary sources (e.g. books or journals) should be listed in a bibliography immediately after the tables. In contrast to the conventions of writing citations in the footnote, the author's surname precedes the initial of the first name.
Citations in bibliographies differ from those in footnotes for the following referencing rules:
Elizabeth Fisher, Risk Regulation and Administrative Constitutionalism (Hart Publishing 2007),46
Fisher E, Risk Regulation and Administrative Constitutionalism (Hart Publishing 2007)
Further rules on the use of tables and bibliographies are listed in the OSCOLA official guide.