Statutory Interpretation

The 4 important presumptions and cases to go with them

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What are Presumtions?

a presumption against a change in the law?

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in other words it is assumed that the common law will apply unless parliament has made it plain in the act that the common law has been altered

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what are presumptions?

a presumption that 'mens rea' is required in criminal cases?

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

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what are presumptions?

a presumtion that the crown is not bound?

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monach can not be restricted unless the law says otherwise

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what is a presumption?

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