statutory interpretation

The 4 important presumtions and cases to go with them


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what are presumptions? questions to do with what i

a presumption against a change in the common law?

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it is assumed that the common law will apply unless paraliment has madei t plain in the act that common law has been altered.

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what are presumptions?

A presumption that mens rea is requited in criminal cases

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the basic common law rule is that no-one can be convicted of a crime unless it is shown that they had the required intention to commit it

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