Interpretation of a statute implies a process by which lawyers and the judiciary explore the intention behind the statutes and determine its meaning. It is a science as well as an art. In their attempt to make the old and existing statutes contextually relevant, the courts while determining the meaning, use certain rules, doctrines and principles of interpretation. This book deals with the techniques adopted in construing statutes.
The Author explains in very lucid and simple style the Basic Principles of Interpretation, the Subsidiary Rules of Interpretation and Aids to Interpretation, Presumptions in Statutory Interpretation, Statutes affecting the State and the Courts' Jurisdiction, Repeal and expiry of Statutes, Taxing Statutes, Penal and Remedial Statutes, and Interpretation of Delegated Legislation. The Maxims and Doctrines of Interpretation have been discussed at the relevant places in the book. Written specially for students and for the beginner lawyer, the author has taken pains to explain the basic concepts with clarity, giving frequent headings and sub-headings and explaining, rationalizing and consolidating the divergent views of the authorities on the subject. The refreshing quality of the work is that reference is made not only to the well-known authorities but also to the views expressed by the learned judges in recent Indian decisions.
An indispensable book for law students, lawyers and judges.
Table of Contents:
I. Interpretation : Meaning, Object and Kinds
II. Basic Principles (Legislative Itent)
III. Basic Principles (Statute to be read as a whole: Plain meaing)
IV. Subsidiary Rules (Laguage of the Statute to be read as it is)
V. Subsidiary Rules: (Rule of literal construction)
VI. Subsidiary Rules (Regard to Subject, Object and Cosequences)
VII. Aids to Construction
VIII. Aids to Construction (External Aids)
IX. Operation of Statutes
X. Operation of Statutes (Presumptions, etc.)
XI. Statutes Affecting the State or the Crown
XII. Statutes Affecting Clurts' Jurisdiction
XIII. Repeal and expiry of statutes
XIV. Taxing Statutes
XV. Penal and Remedial Statutes
XVI. Delegate Legislation
Eastern Book Company's Interpretation of Statutes For B.S.L & L.L.B by B. M. Gandhi
- Publisher: Eastern Book Company [EBC]
- Book Code: 9789350287279
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