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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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In this way, whilst the supremacy of (valid) statute law must of course be acknowledged and respected, the common law insisted that any interference with or deprivation of individual rights and interests must occur only through lawful and fair processes.
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?' (9)
The law of equity is as important in Canadian law as statute law and common law.
The Statute Law Database (SLD), which can be found at http://www.statutelaw.gov.uk, has been developed by the Statutory Publications Office (SPO), part of the DCA.
Thus, at the time of its original settlement, the law in the state of Virginia ("as in others") consisted of English statute law and English common law unaltered by statute, "so far as they were applicable to [the state's] situation." At the time of the 1776 Revolution, however, the statutory law would also have included relevant interim colonial legislation.
With an eye toward inspiring further research and study, Smith's nine essays ably cover the atmosphere of the courts, the ecclesiastical lawyers, and entry into the profession, canonical jurisprudence, censures and penalties, including their effectiveness, plenary and summary criminal procedures, clergy discipline cases and the role of bishops in their administration, commissions and clandestine marriages, the influence of statute law, and the waning of the system which both bishops and parishioners had found to be ineffective in dealing with clergy misbehavior.
The Environmental Enforcement Statute Law Amendment Act (EESLAA--Bill 133) was passed by the Ontario Legislature on June 9, 2005.
In Ontario, the Ministry of Health and Long-term Care Statute Law Amendment Act, 1999, has been passed "to recover costs incurred to pay for insured services rendered as a result of the person's negligence or wrongful act or omission."
The Statute Law (Pre 1922) Revision Bill, will repeal ancient laws and replace them with modern simplified versions instead.
The Statute Law (Pre 1922) Revision Bill, will repeal ancient laws, and where appropriate, replace them with modern, simplified versions.
On June 13, the Ontario Labour Relations Statute Law Amendment Act, 2005 received Royal Assent and is now law.
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.