Law making: statutory interpretation

This topic forms part of the nature of law and the English legal system unit and counts towards the AS award.

  • The rules of statutory interpretation: literal, golden and mischief rules; the purposive approach.
  • Internal (intrinsic) and external (extrinsic) aids.
  • The impact of European Union law and of the Human Rights Act 1998 on statutory interpretation.
  • The advantages and disadvantages of the different approaches to statutory interpretation.
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