Statutory interpretation

This topic forms part of Section A of H015/02 the law making paper.

• Rules of statutory interpretation – the literal rule, the golden rule, the mischief rule

• The purposive approach

• Aids to interpretation: rules of language, intrinsic and extrinsic aids

• Impact of European Union Law and the Human Rights Act 1998 on statutory interpretation

• Advantages and disadvantages of the different approaches and aids to statutory interpretation

 

 

 

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Literal Rule

 

Golden Rule

 

Mischief Rule

 

Purposive Approach

Units and Topics

The following units are part of the OCR AS Level Law H015/A Level in Law H415 from 2017 course

OCR AS Level H015/01 The legal system and criminal law

OCR AS Level H015/02 – Law making and the law of tort

OCR A Level H415/01 – The legal system and criminal law

OCR A Level H415/2 - Law making and the law of tort

OCR A Level H415/03 - Further Law