Interpretation of Statute
Mischief or Hyden Rule of Interpretation Introduction The mischief rule of statutory interpretation is the oldest of the rules. The mischief rule is a rule
Literal Rule of Interpretation Introduction The first principle of interpretation is the literal or grammatical interpretation which means that the words of an enactment are
The basic rule of interpretation is to give effect to the plain meaning of the statute. If it is not clear and ambiguous, then the court can take recourse of different aids of interpretation.
Ratio decidendi is a legal phrase that translates from Latin to mean “the reason,” or the motivation behind a legal decision. Ratio includes all the principles a court
Stare decisis is also known as the concept of precedent, which means the decision taken by the higher courts shall be followed/binding on the lower courts