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Legal Skills

Legal Skills (7th edn)

Emily Finch and Stefan Fafinski
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date: 26 March 2023

p. 564. Using legislationlocked

p. 564. Using legislationlocked

  • Emily Finch
  •  and Stefan Fafinski


This chapter discusses how to use legislation. It first looks at the ‘anatomy’ of an Act of Parliament and describes each of its composite parts. It then considers the various means by which the courts can interpret the wording of statutory provisions, including a discussion of the impact of the European Communities Act 1972 and the Human Rights Act 1998.

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