Statutory Interpretation

The 4 important Presumptions and cases to go with them.

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Presumptions

Courts can make Presumptions or assumptions about the law. These are a starting point. There are 4 differant types
 

1. A Pressumption against a change in the common law.
Q. What is a pressumption against a change in the common law? An example of a case using this Leach v R

2. A Pressumption that mans rea is required in criminal cases.
Q. 
What is a pressumption that mans rea is required in criminal cases? An example of a case using this is Sweet v parsley

3. A Presumption that the crown is not bound.
Q.
 What does this mean?

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