Statutory interpretation is a law-making topic. Examiners will want to test your understanding and knowledge of its main features. These comprise the four rules of statutory interpretation, advantages and disadvantages of these and some appreciation of internal and external aids to interpretation. You should go into the exam armed with examples for the aspects you discuss as this will earn you higher marks.
This article will focus on the four different rules or approaches judges may adopt in interpreting a statute (i.e. primary legislation, in the form of an Act of Parliament) or statutory instrument (i.e. secondary legislation, usually in the form of regulations).
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