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The Bennion Code

(Bennion on Statutory Interpretation - Fifth edition)

 

LexisNexis, 2008   Doc. No. 2008.013 Book 57

 

About this publication

 

See Fifth Edition and beyond - Overview for more information on this book

 

The need for this book arises from the fact that the majority of cases nowadays turn on the disputed legal meaning of some enactment. In his 1983 Hamlyn lectures, the then Lord Chancellor Lord Hailsham of St Marylebone said that over nine out of ten cases heard before the Court of Appeal or the House of Lords involve the meaning of words contained in enactments of primary or secondary legislation. This applies also in the lower courts. The difficulties have got worse since 1983, and increased further when the Human Rights Act 1998 was brought into full operation on 2 October 2000.

 

The book was first published in 1984. Its reception by the legal profession can be seen from Reviews, where Lord Justice Sedley said it 'substitutes for the conventional categories a series of derived principles and propositions which make it possible often to crack a problem of interpretation by approaching it laterally'.

 

Publishing History

 

First edition 1984 (1984.001 Book 10)

Supplement to first edition 1989 (1989.002 Book 18)

 

Second edition 1992 (1992.001 Book 24)

First supplement to second edition 1993 (1993.004 Book 27)

Second supplement to second edition (cumulative) 1995 (1995.004 Book 31)

 

Third edition 1997 (1997.002 Book 35)

Supplement to third edition 1999 (1999.023 Book 38)

 

Fourth edition 2002 (2002.003 Book 42)

Supplement to fourth edition 2005 (2005.057 Book 54)

 

Fifth edition 2008 (2008.013 Book 57)

 

Additional updating each year in All England Law Reports Annual Review.

 

Publishing details

 

Title Bennion on Statutory Interpretation
Subtitle A Code
ISBN 13 9781405718684
Type of book Hardback
Number of Volumes 1
Number of Pages cclxvii + 1579
Name of Publisher LexisNexis
Address of Publisher

35 Chancery Lane,

London WC2A 1EL

Date of publication 2008
Reprinted No
Current edition 5th
Previous editions 1st 1984, 2nd 1992, 3rd 1997, 4th 2002
Supplements None
Current availability Available