Describe the Rules

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The Rules

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  • Rules
    • Literal
      • Statute as a whole
        • Put words in context
          • Normal, ordinary dictionary meaning
      • Lord Esher
        • Words of the act are clear
          • The court has nothing to do with absurdity
      • Cases
        • Whitely and Chappell
          • Dead voter
            • Not entitled to vote
              • Absurd decision
        • Fisher and Bell
          • Flick knife
            • Offensive weapons act
              • Sell or offer for sale
                • Invitation to treat
    • Golden
      • Safety Valve
        • Becke V Smith
          • Narrow
            • Two possible meanings (Jones V DPP)
              • R V Allen
                • Marry
                  • Going through a ceremony
                    • D found guilty
          • Wide
            • Leads to absurdity
              • Re Sigsworth
                • Surviving son of deceased
                  • Killed his mother
    • Mischief
      • Gap parliament wanted to fill
        • Heydon's case
          • The common law
            • The mischief and defect it didn't provide
              • The remedy
                • True reason for the remedy
          • Smith V Hughes
            • Solicit or loiter
              • Protestitute
                • First Floor
                  • Tap window
                    • Found guilty
          • Royal College of Nursing
            • Medical Practitionor
              • Abortions
                • Trying to prevent back street abortions
                  • Nurses could carry abortions out legally
    • Purposive
      • The reason
        • What did parliament want to achieve?
          • Human Rights Act
            • Quintavalle
              • Embryos
      • Jones V Tower Boot
        • Contract of employment

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