Interpretation of Statute

Discuss the rules of statutary interpretation with the help of decided cases. Explain – Literal Rule, Mischief Rule (aka Rule in Haydon’s case), Golden Rule, Rule of Harmonious Construction, Nosciur a sociis, Ejusdem generis, Reddendo singul singuis. State the circumstances when these rules are applied by the courts.

Introduction Statutory interpretation is the process of interpreting and applying legislation to decide cases. Interpretation is necessary when case involves suble or ambiguous aspects of […]