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Author Lowe, David (Lawyer), author.

Title Understanding legislation : a practical guide to statutory interpretation / David Lowe and Charlie Potter ; with a foreword by the Rt Hon Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury, former President of the UK Supreme Court.

Published Oxford ; London : Hart Publishing, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc ; Portland, OR : Hart Publishing, 2018.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Law  KL 35.1 A1 LOWE    AVAILABLE
Physical description lxii, 272 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Foreword -- Introduction -- Introduction to domestic legislation : statutes and subordinate legislation -- Anatomy and structure of domestic legislation -- Core principles and approach -- General presumptions as to the intended effect of legislation -- Interaction of legislation -- Internal aids to interpretation -- External aids to interpretation -- Interpretation Act 1978 -- Effect of international law on domestic legislation -- Impact of the Human Rights Act 1998 : Sections 3 and 4 -- Sources of EU law and the nature, anatomy and structure of EU legislation -- Interpretation of EU law and its effect on domestic legislation -- Research tools and works of reference -- Checklist : practical considerations.
Summary "[This book provides a] guide to interpreting both English and European legislation of all kinds. The book can be used as a practitioner's first port of call on all matters of statutory construction. It is designed to serve as a ... reference for questions concerning sources of legislation, the anatomy and structure of differing instruments, and matters of interpretation. As well as considering how to read statutory language and the key presumptions that the courts will apply, the book addresses how other legislation and materials can influence the interpretive exercise, and in what way. To this end, the book discusses the interpretive significance of the different components of legislation, the various external aids to construction that may exist, and the role of international law, EU law, and the European Convention on Human Rights (through the Human Rights Act 1998) in interpreting domestic law. While the primary focus is on English law, the treatment of EU and international law also serves as a short freestanding guide to the construction of EU instruments and treaties."-- Provided by publisher.
Other author Potter, Charlie (Lawyer), author.
Neuberger, David Edmond, 1948- writer of preface.
Subject Legislation -- Great Britain.
Law -- Great Britain -- Interpretation and construction.
Legislation -- Europe.
Law -- Europe -- Interpretation and construction.
ISBN 9781849466417 (hardcover) (alkaline paper)
1849466416 (hardcover) (alkaline paper)
9781509921324 (ePDF)
9781782254324 (ePub)

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