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statute law

the law laid down by government legislation (in the UK, an Act of Parliament). Examples include the FAIR TRADING ACT 1973 and the Companies Act 1989. Once such legislation is on the statute books, it is then up to the courts to interpret and enforce the provisions of this legislation. Compare COMMON LAW. See COMPANY LAW, LABOUR LAW, COMPETITION LAW.

statute law

the law laid down by government legislation (in the UK, an Act of Parliament). Examples include the FAIR TRADING ACT 1973 and the Companies Act 1989. Once such legislation is on the statute books, it is then up to the courts to interpret and enforce the provisions of this legislation. Compare COMMON LAW.
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These developments coincided with the growing pressure in Parliament and elsewhere to provide a statutory right to "freedom of information," which was to lead in time to a further elaboration of the statute law regarding cabinet secrecy.
In his May 17 statement to the legislature regarding the Brownfields Statute Law Amendment Act, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing Chris Hodgson said brownfields have substantial economic potential for communities throughout the province.
Legislators might also then consider whether any further statute law is required to clarify the common law, and so the process goes on.
This concept, enshrined in statute law, is one of the fundamental platforms of effective planning to mitigate liability to Inheritance Tax used by trusts that can involve the family home.
Ian Laing, the director of community development in Parry Sound, says governments at every level stand to benefit from the proposed Brownfields Statute Law Amendment Act, which calls for looser guidelines for the redevelopment of brownfield sites while maintaining high environmental standards.
Therefore any last vestiges in statute law or in other legal documentation that refers to illegitimacy will be abolished by the legislation.
Established in 1905, the School of Law includes the study of general jurisprudence, the common and statute law of the U.
He determined that since the Supreme Court was created by legislation enacted in 1875, it has its origins in statute law and judges are appointed to its bench based on criteria set down in that law.
The case itself had some peculiarities, said Ms Gennard, because it fell under old statute law, but it does show the law has yet to come to terms fully with internet communications.
To prevent the Crown imprisoning people at will, it was finally made statute law by the Habeas Corpus Act of 1679, although it has been suspended several times, usually in wartime.
Assuming a domestic contract is valid under the general law of contracts, the courts will also look at its formal validity under statute law.
George Hay, the judge at the Church's Court of Arches, declared that Dr Bowles's appointment had contravened canon and statute law.