Statutory Interpretation

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Definition

Why?

The Literal Rule

Pros/Cons

The Golden Rule

Pros/Cons

The Mischief Rule

Pros/Cons

The Purposive Approach

Pros/Cons

Impact of EU membership

Interpretation Act 1978

Presumptions

Rules of Language

The Ejusdem Generis Rule (General Rule)

The Mention of One Thing Excludes Others (Specific Rule)

A Word is Known by the Company it Keeps (Context Rule)

Intrinsic Aids

Extrinsic Aids

Hansard

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