Bennion on Statutory Interpretation Sixth edition
Why you should buy Bennion on Statutory Interpretation Sixth edition
Bennion on Statutory Interpretation is the leading work on the interpretation of legislation and essential reading for all those who practise law, whether drafting legislation, administering it, advising on it or arguing it in court.
The sixth edition has been extensively revised and updated to ensure that it remains the seminal work on statutory interpretation for the modern-day practitioner.
The work explains clearly and concisely how to extract the relevant interpretative factors in deciding the legal meaning and effect of all types of legislation. The provision of checklists helps to ensure that no argument is overlooked. Critical issues such as how to assess legislative intent are examined. A framework is provided which enables the reader to interpret legislation accurately and confidently.
The sixth edition will be kept up-to-date by supplements as and when required.
Table of contents
1. Interpreter, Instrument and Enactment
2. The Legal Meaning of an Enactment
3. Rules of Construction
4. Interpretative Principles Derived from Legal Policy
5. Interpretative Presumptions Based on the Nature of Legislation
6. Linguistic Canons of Construction
Appendix A – Court Technique
Appendix B – Checklist of Interpretative Criteria
Appendix C – Consolidated and fully up to date text of the Interpretation Act 1978
Appendix D – Appendix to the White Paper on the Interpretation Act 1978
Appendix E – List of Terms
Appendix F – Consolidated and fully up to date text of the Human Rights Act 1998
Appendix G – Headings, Sidenotes etc
Appendix H – Some responses to Code s288 (Updating Construction)
Appendix I – Official Guide to European Union legislative drafting