The three rules of statutory interpretation

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  • three rules of statutory interpretation
    • The MIschief Rule
      • Looks at the law before the act, finds the mischief, the remedy and the purpose of the act
        • developed in Heydons Case, finds loopholes and closes them, uses external aids i.e. Hansard
      • Smith V Hughes - find the puropse in the law to prevent solicitng on the street
    • The Literal Rule
      • words are given their ordinary and literal meaning
        • Whiteley V Chappell - law held that you cannot impersonate a dead person
        • Cheeseman v DPP - policeman werent 'passengers' as to being passers - by therefore, was held not guilty


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