From canon to confusion – is our statute book fit for purpose?
07 Nov 2019, 18:00 to 07 Nov 2019, 19:00
Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DR
The 17th Sir William Dale Memorial Lecture
Title: “From canon to confusion – is our statute book fit for purpose?”
Speaker: Dylan Hughes, First Legislative Counsel, Office of the Legislative Counsel, Welsh Government
In recent decades statute law has increasingly been overriding the common law, often replacing long established and well understood principles. But are perceived benefits of legislation, such as clarity and comprehensiveness, being compromised by a proliferation of often lengthy, complex and interdependent statutes.
This lecture is free but advance booking is required.
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