Craies on Legislation is the complete practitioners' guide to the nature, process, effect and interpretation of legislation. It is regularly cited to and by the higher courts, and it is relied upon by lawyers in the public and private sectors for shedding light on the widest range of questions in relation to how legislation is made, applied, challenged and interpreted.
The 12th Edition covers: the classification of primary, subordinate and a growing range of quasi-legislation; the potential of and constraints on all kinds of legislation, including devolved legislation; the legislative process for all kinds of legislation; drafting of different kinds of legislation; explanatory material (including Explanatory Notes and Pepper v Hart); issues of effect from timing and application, the exercise of statutory functions, statutory corporations, effect on other law and errors in legislation (including an account of increasing judicial activism in rectification); the rules, presumptions and canons and principles of statutory interpretation; and a discussion of the effects of EU legislation in UK law.
Key highlights of 1st Supplement to 12th Edition:
- Coverage of new developments across the whole range of core legislation issues, including breadth of powers, strict liability in crime, role of quasi-legislation, anticipatory and retrospective legislation, breadth of Ministerial powers, and presumptions of construction
- Discussion of new legislative environmental law statements under Environment Act 2021
- The effect of Charities Act 2022 on subordinate and quasi-legislation relating to charities
- Critique of newly published review of subordinate legislation process
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