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Blackstone's Statutes Series

Video: a guide to reading and interpreting statutes

Mr Justice Sales, High Court Judge and Member of The Statute Law Society Council provides a guide to reading and interpreting statutes.

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Follow the links below for shorter versions of the video above.

A general introduction to statutes:

A brief guide to interpreting statutes: