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Craies on Legislation
Craies on Legislation
12th Edition
Practice Area:  Legal Profession
ISBN:  9780414080522
Published by:  Sweet & Maxwell
Publication Date:  30 Nov 2020
Subscription Information:  Non-Subscribable Product
Format:  Hardback
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As the pace of legislative change at all levels continues to accelerate, it becomes increasingly difficult for practitioners to know how to follow and apply, and sometimes influence or challenge, the legislation that is relevant to their clients in every area of the law.

A highly practical resource, Craies provides clear and concise answers to the most common questions users of legislation have. It aims to be an essential everyday guide covering primary legislation, subordinate legislation and devolved legislation, as well as EU legislation. Craies is relied upon by practitioners in all fields, and is regularly cited in the higher courts.
The text includes chapters interpreting:
  • Drafting principles for legislation
  • Different forms of quasi-legislation
  • The procedures for the making and enacting of primary and secondary legislation
  • The principles of interpretation
This new 12th edition is entirely up-to-date and provides essential and current commentary in fast-changing times.
Written by Daniel Greenberg, Counsel for Domestic Legislation in the House of Commons.

  • Concepts and classes; 
  • Acts of Parliament; 
  • Subordinate legislation; 
  • Devolved legislation; 
  • Primary legislation; 
  • Subordinate legislation; 
  • Devolved legislation; 
  • Drafting of legislation; 
  • Access to legislation; 
  • Timing; 
  • Extent and application; 
  • Statutory rights, powers and duties; 
  • Statutory corporations; 
  • Effect on other law; 
  • Errors in legislation; 
  • Introduction to statutory interpretation; 
  • The cardinal rule: construction according to plain meaning; 
  • Literal or purposive interpretation; 
  • Rebuttable presumptions of Construction; 
  • Other canons and principles of Construction; 
  • Expressions which change meaning over time; 
  • The Interpretation Act 1978; 
  • Other general interpretation provisions; 
  • Other specific interpretation provisions; 
  • Section 3 of the Human Rights Act 1998; 
  • Use of parts of legislation other than text for construction; 
  • Use of extraneous materials in construing legislation; 
  • The rule in Pepper v Hart; 
  • Interpretation of special kinds of legislation; 
  • Nature of European Legislation; 
  • The legislative process; 
  • Effect and interpretation; 
  • Appendix Extracts and Appendices

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