Statutory Interpretation

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1. Facts of Whiteley v Chappell

  • He used the vote of a dead person. Statute made it an offence to impersonate 'any person entitled to vote'
  • He killed his mother to inherit her estate
  • He was exposing himself to people in a pubic toilet
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2. What was the ratio of Cheeseman?

  • No compensation granted- he was maintaning lines, not 'relaying or reparing' them
  • not guilty- the policemen were not 'passengers' because they went looking for him
  • Guilty- he was exposing himself

3. What happened in Jones v Tower Boot Co.?

  • Employee suffered racial harrassment, it was illegal to suffer harrassment during the course of employment
  • A man was killed whilst cleaning the railways, his wife tried to claim for it
  • A man tried to marry two people, this was illegal

4. Which rule of language is a closed list?

  • Ejusdem Generis
  • Expressio unius est exclusio alterius
  • Noscitur a sociis

5. What are the words interpreted in Berriman?

  • 'entitled'
  • 'vicinity'
  • 'relaying or repairing'
  • 'street'


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