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Craies on Legislation is a practitioner's guide to the nature, process, effect and interpretation of legislation. It provides practical guidance about legislation in the United Kingdom. The book's approach is to focus on providing answers to questions that are likely to occur to the users of legislation. Where possible, reliance is placed on concise quotation from judicial decisions and other relevant documents. The book looks at the nature of legislation, the legislative process, the effect of legislation, the interpretation of legislation and the nature, process and effect and interpretation of European legislation. First published in 1907, this new edition has been extensively revised to produce a work of immediate practical use for barristers, solicitors and the judiciary. It steers them clearly through a range of critical issues, such as the interpretation of words, what may and may not be implied if the meaning is unclear, and what sources of information outside a statute may be used to throw light on its meaning. New chapters include : * The Drafting of Legislation * A detailed treatment of Acts of Parliament * Devolved legislation * Legislation inspired by European obligations A key feature of the work is its coverage of regulations and secondary legislation. These are often of greater day-to-day importance than primary legislation, and Craies will help practitioners interpret their many uncertainties. * New edition of a standard work on statutory interpretation * Enables practitioners to keep on the right side of difficult legislation - such as the Human Rights Act and EC law * Practical focus - text has been written to address practical questions rather than issues of academic interest * Includes coverage of interpreting regulations and secondary legislation * Kept up to date by annual supplements
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