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Craies on Legislation

Craies on Legislation

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Description
Craies on Legislation is a practitioner's guide to the nature, process, effect and interpretation of legislation in the United Kingdom, and the new ninth edition, edited by Daniel Greenberg:
•   Deals extensively with the issue of how to interpret and apply legislation for the purposes
    of everyday work
•   Covers questions on the timing of legislation, retrospectivity, the extent and application
    of legislation, the consequences of new legislation on existing law and the effect of an
    error in legislation
•   Ensures that you are working from the most up-to-date reference source by covering Acts
    of Parliament, Rules, Regulations, Orders, other subordinate legislation, devolved legislation
    of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, and European legislation
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Contents
Part - 1  The Nature Of Legislation
Chapter 1 Concepts and classes
Section 1  Terminology
Section 2  Volume of legislation
Section 3  Primary and subordinate legislation
Section 4  Public and private legislation; general, local and personal legislation
Section 5  Constitutional legislation
Section 6  Criminal legislation
Section 7  Financial legislation
Section 8  Declaratory legislation
Section 9  Consolidation legislation
Section 10  Statute law revision and reform
Section 11  Tax Law Rewrite Project
Chapter 2 Acts of Parliament
Section 1  Authority of an Act
Section 2  Potential scope of Act
Section 3  Effect of Act
Section 4  Irregularities
Section 5  Form of Act
Chapter 3 Subordinate legislation
Section 1  History and nature
Section 2  Common forms
Section 3  Components and divisions
Section 4  Vires
Section 5  Sub-delegation
Section 6  Challenge
Section 7  Rarer forms of subordinate and quasi- legislation
Section 8  Construction of works, &c.
Section 9  Regulatory reform
Section 10  Instruments implementing Community obligations
Section 11  Remedial orders
Section 12  Transfer of Functions Orders
Chapter 4 Devolved legislation
Section 1  Introduction
Section 2  Scotland
Section 3  Northern
Section 4  Ireland Wales
Part - 2 The Legislative Process
Chapter 5 Primary legislation
Section 1  Preparation
Section 2  Passage of public Bill through Parliament: normal procedure
Section 3  Passage of public Bill through Parliament: special procedures
Section 4  Passage of non-public Bill through Parliament
Chapter 6 Subordinate legislation
Section 1  Preparation of subordinate legislation
Section 2  Parliamentary scrutiny
Chapter 7 Devolved legislation
Section 1  Scotland
Section 2  Northern Ireland
Section 3  The national assembly for Wales
Section 4  Westminster scrutiny
Chapter 8 Drafting of legislation
Section 1  General principles
Section 2  Specific issues
Chapter 9  Access to legislation
Section 1  Importance of access
Section 2  Publication of primary legislation
Section 3  Publication of subordinate legislation
Section 4  Explanatory notes: Bills and Acts
Section 5  Explanatory notes: subordinate legislation
Part - 3 The Effect of Legislation
Chapter 10 Timing
Section 1  Commencement
Section 2  Duration
Section 3  Retrospectivity
Chapter 11  Extent and application
Section 1  Extent
Section 2  Personal application
Section 3  Human rights
Section 4  Legislation causing damage or loss
Section 5  The Crown
Section 6  Parliament
Chapter 12 Statutory rights, powers and duties
Section 1  Creation and removal
Section 2  Nature of powers and duties
Section 3  Exercise of powers
Section 4  Ministerial powers
Section 5  Compliance with duties
Section 6  Enforcement
Chapter 13 Statutory corporations
Chapter 14 Effect on other law
Section 1  Effect on common law
Section 2  Effect on other non-legislative law
Section 3  Amendment of earlier legislation
Section 4  Repeal of earlier legislation
Section 5  Effect on later legislation
Chapter 15 Errors in legislation
Part  - 4 Interpretation Of Legislation
Chapter 16  Introduction to statutory interpretation
Chapter 17  The cardinal rule: construction according to plain meaning
Chapter 18  Literal or purposive interpretation
Chapter 19  Rebuttable presumptions of construction
Chapter 20  Other canons and principles of construction
Chapter 21  Expressions which change meaning over time
Chapter 22  The Interpretation Act 1978
Chapter 23  Other general interpretation provisions
Chapter 24  Other specific interpretation provisions
Chapter 25  Section 3 of the Human Rights Act 1998
Chapter 26  Use of parts of legislation other than text for construction
Chapter 27  Use of extraneous materials in construing legislation
Chapter 28  The rule in Pepper v Hart
Chapter 29  Interpretation of special kinds of legislation
Part - 5 European Legislation
Chapter 30  Nature of European Legislation
Section 1  Introduction
Section 2  Primary legislation
Section 3  Subordinate legislation
Section 4  Fundamental legal principles
Chapter 31 The legislative process
Section 1  Passage of European Legislation
Section 2  Westminster scrutiny
Section 3  Publication
Section 4  Consolidation
Chapter 32 Effect and interpretation
Section 1  Direct effect
Section 2  Other aspects of effect
Section 3  Implementation
Section 4  Enforcement
Section 5  Interpretation
Appendix Extracts of Judgments and Other  Documents
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Author Details
Daniel Greenberg
, Barrister of Lincon’s Inn; and of the Office of the Parliamentary Counsel
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