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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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113) Parliament may of course change the content of statute law subject to the Constitution.
Incoherence was no doubt uppermost in the mind of the late Professor Atiyah in his 1984 Chorley Lecture when he said rather bleakly: 'All lawyers, of course, know that large areas of both the common law and the statute law are a shambles, but is it one shambles or are there two?
Quite clearly, collective agreements and statute law have changed all that.
As a matter of constitutional law--but not as a matter of statute law.
He shows that Baldus's opinion strongly supports the supremacy of statute law over the expansion of authority and increasing of penalties, in particular confiscation of property, by use of the ius commune.
21] Lawyers themselves have encouraged the development of systems to improve the accessibility and reading of statute law through law commissions and 'statute law' associations.
Material on common law and statute law pertaining to dead bodies and autopsies in general has been added to the discussion of legal aspects.
that statute law is not unjust, inequitable and unreasonable; and
Even if Illinois charts its own path, however, it is still likely to move toward a comprehensive codification of evidence law, rather than the current hodgepodge of statute law, Supreme Court Rules, and common law rulings that currently govern the law of evidence in Illinois.
The first half of Crime and Justice in Late Medieval Italy treats the variety of sources with which the historian of crime must come to terms: trial records, chronicles, fiction, statute law, and consilia.
The Statute Law (Repeals) Bill is to scrap some 260 Acts of Parliament and parts of a further 68.