Statutory Interpretation

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Statutory Interpretation


  • The Need for Statutory Interpretation
  • The Literal Approach (The Literal, Golden & Mischief Rules)
  • The Purposive Approach
  • The Three Rules of Language
  • Intrinsic Aids
  • Extrinsic Aids
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Statutory Interpretation

The Need For Statutory Interpretation

  • A Broad Term where words are designed to cover more than one possibility/situation
  • Ambiguity where a word has several meanings
  • A Drafting Error where an error is made when drafting the bill
  • New Developments where new developments mean that old acts no longer apply
  • Changes in the Use of Language where language used in the Act has gained new meanings since the Act was made
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