I would like to include text like the following in a latex document
 EWCA Civ 1042.
Unfortunately if I use
\[2007\] EWCA Civ 1042 the number within the square brackets is typeset on a separate line.
\[ must mean something I don't know. How do I escape a square bracket?
I realise this may be a stupid question, but the only way to escape things I know of is backslash.