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Doctrine/Principle Explanation Case examples Case effects on law?
Stare decisis (et non quieta movere) Stand by what has been decided. The London Street Tramways (1898) Certainty in the law was more
basic maxim on which judicial important than the possibility of
precedent is based. individual hardship being caused
through having…

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Expressio unius (exclusio alterius) The mention of one thing excludes Tempest v. Kilner (1846) If there is a list of words not
another. followed by more general ones,
then the Act in question applies only
to the ones in the list.
Noscitur a sociis A word is known by the…

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