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The '31 Daily Texts' used on the Home Page of the web site

 

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1963.001.NFB
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Review of the Constitutional Law of Ghana W. C. Ekow Daniels 7 J.A.L. (1963) No.2 p. 110 . .
1963.002.NFB
R01
'Review of The Constitutional Law of Ghana by F. A. R. Bennion Patrick McAuslan The Journal of Modern African Studies (Cambridge University Press 1963) 1, pp.129-130 . .
1964.001.NFB
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'Review of The Constitutional Law of Ghana by F. A. R. Bennion' James S. Read Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies (published by Cambridge University Press for the University of London), Vol. 27 No. 3, pp. 673-674 . .
1981.004.NFB
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Review of STATUTE LAW (1st edn.) Geoffrey Cross (Lord Cross of Chelsea) Stat LR (1981) p.122
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1983.005.NFB
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Review of STATUTE LAW (2nd edn.) David Dyzenhaus 100 The South African Law Journal (1983) pp 157-158
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1983.006.NFB
Video

Review of COMPOSITE RESTATEMENT video

(See 1981.013 and 1981.013.VID

A G Donaldson, Editor of Statute Law Review 1983 Statute Law Review, pp 60-62
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1985.001.NFB
R10
Review of the 1st edition of STATUTORY INTERPRETATION H. McN Henderson Legal Studies Vol 5 (1985) Issue 3
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Review of the 1st edition of STATUTORY INTERPRETATION . 129 Solicitors Journal (15 Feb 1985) p.114
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1985.003.NFB
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Review of the 1st edition of STATUTORY INTERPRETATION . Commonwealth Law Bulletin (Jun 1985) pp. 631-632
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1985.004.NFB
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Review of the 1st edition of STATUTORY INTERPRETATION . The Justices' Clerk (May 1985)
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1985.005.NFB
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Review of the 1st edition of STATUTORY INTERPRETATION Alec Samuels NLJ (22 Feb 1985) pp.189-190
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1985.006.NFB
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Review of the 1st edition of STATUTORY INTERPRETATION . JPN (16 Feb 1985) p. 110
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1985.007.NFB
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Review of the 1st edition of STATUTORY INTERPRETATION Hugh J. O'Flaherty 3 Irish Law Times (Aug 1985) No. 8 pp. 175-176
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1986.001.NFB
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Review of STATUTORY INTERPRETATION   37 NILQ 3, Autumn 1986
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1986.002.NFB
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Review of the 1st edition of STATUTORY INTERPRETATION John Bell Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, Vol. 6, No. 2, pp. 288-298
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1986.003.NFB
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Review of the 1st edition of STATUTORY INTERPRETATION D. G. T. Williams Cambridge Law Journal, 45(1) (Mar 1986) pp. 126-160
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1986.004.NFB
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Review of the 1st edition of STATUTORY INTERPRETATION B. J. Davenport Lloyd's Maritime and Commerial Law (May 1986 pp. 262-265
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1986.005.NFB
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Review of the 1st edition of STATUTORY INTERPRETATION D. R. Miers Public Law (Spring 1986) pp. 160-164
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1992.001.NFB

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R10

‘Using plain English in Statutes’ David C. Elliott Clarity’s submission to the Hansard Society, June 1992.
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1993.001.NFB
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Review of STATUTORY INTERPRETATION (2nd edition) Beverley Lang Public Law (1993) 211
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1993.002.NFB
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Letter to FB re. STATUTORY INTERPRETATION (2nd edition) Faizool Mohammed Letter
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1993.003.NFB
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Review of STATUTORY INTERPRETATION (2nd edition) W A Wilson Stat LR Vol 14
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1994.001.NFB
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Review of STATUTORY INTERPRETATION (2nd edition) D J Davenport 1 Law Quarterly Review (10 April 1994)
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1995.001.NFB
R24
Letter to FB re. STATUTORY INTERPRETATION (2nd edition) Bu-Buakei Jabbi Letter
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1996.001.NFB
R21
‘Tax Law: Rules or Principles’ John Avery Jones Fiscal Studies (1996) pp. 63-89.
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1997.001.NFB
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Review of STATUTORY INTERPRETATION (3rd edition) www.amazon.com Internet review
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1998.001.NFB
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Review of STATUTORY INTERPRETATION (3rd edition) Roderick Munday The Cambridge Law Journal 1998
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1998.002.NFB
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This beats me Lord Justice Sedley London Review of Books 7 (2 April 1998)
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1998.003.NFB
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Review of STATUTORY INTERPRETATION (3rd edition)   162 JP (14 February 1998) 128
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1998.005.NFB
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Review of STATUTORY INTERPRETATION (3rd edition) A.R. NLJ p.1194, Aug 1998
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1998.006.NFB
High Court of Ireland Decisions - Mullins v. Harnett
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R35

R42

Extracts citing STATUTORY INTERPRETATION Various Various
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2000.002.NFB
R21

Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie Van Wetenschappen, Mededelingen van de Afdeling Letterkunde, Nieuwe Reeks

E.H.Honduis Deel 64 no. 4, February 2000
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2002.001.NFB

R41

(Also R24, R35 and R42)

Review of 'UNDERSTANDING COMMON LAW LEGISLATION' (Also relevant to Statutory Interpretation) John Bell 22 LS (September 2002) 3, 473
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2002.003.NFB
R21
‘Codici Interpretativi: Progetto di voce pe un Vademecum giuridico’, Pierluigi Chiassoni July 2002.
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2003.002.NFB   Review of Sexual Ethics and Criminal Law: A Critique of the Sexual Offences Bill 2003 Andy Armitage Gay and Lesbian Humanist website, Spring 2003 pdf    
2003.003.NFB   Review of Understanding Common Law Legislation Amazon.co.uk customer 17 Jul 2003 pdf    
2003.002.NFB R51 Review of Understanding Common Law Legislation Amazon.co.uk customer 17 Jul 2003 pdf    
2004.001.NFB
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Review of 'THE BLIGHT OF BLAIRISM'   13 ComL (August 2004) 2
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Brief extracts from reviews of STATUTORY INTERPRETATION Various Various
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2004.009.NFB
R21
‘Codifying the Criminal Law’ Irish Department of Justice Equality and Law Reform, November 2004
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2004.010.NFB
R42
The Law-Making Process Professor Michael Zander QC Cambridge University Press, 6th edn, 2004, pp. 213-214.
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2006.002.NFB
R42 & R54
STATUTORY INTERPRETATION (4th edn.) and the SUPPLEMENT   Justice of the Peace, 21 Oct 2006 pdf    
2009.006.NFB R57 Review of Bennion on Statutory Interpretation Geoffrey Darnton Amazon.co.uk customer, 10 May 2009 pdf    

 

The '31 daily texts' used on the Home Page of the website are extracts from reviews of FB's major work STATUTORY INTERPRETATION.

 

‘It is an immensely valuable work of reference which eclipses earlier books on statutory interpretation’ - Public Law

 

‘It is as invaluable to any serious law library as was its predecessor . . . It is essentially a work of reference but anyone will learn something of value just by dipping in’ - Law Quarterly Review

 

‘Statutory interpretation will never be the same again’ – Professor Sir David Williams

 

‘It is, in this reviewer’s opinion, one of the most significant and fascinating legal works to be published in the United Kingdom in recent years’ - Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly

 

‘Generally this book is comprehensive and useful for different users - the practitioner and the judge, the academic and the lawyer-legislator’ - Legal Studies

 

‘Mr Bennion’s breadth of learning and incisiveness of reasoning have produced a work which should be a bench mark for the future construction of statutes’ - Justice of the Peace

 

‘All government and local government public sector in-house lawyers, all chambers and every serious firm of solicitors will want a copy. For the workaholic, this book can be read with amusement on a beach during the summer holidays’- New Law Journal

 

‘It aims to be comprehensive rather than selective. Thus the practitioner searching for an authority in support of a particular proposition of law on statutory interpretation will often strike gold in the pages of Bennion’ - Beverley Lang

 

‘. . . a timely and very special contribution by Mr Bennion, who is undoubtedly one of the specialists in this, still vexed, area of law’ - Commonwealth Law Bulletin

 

‘This is institutional writing of a high order, and one of those indispensable, indispensable books’ - Alec Samuels

 

‘This is a mighty tome . . . this great work’ - Irish Law Times

 

‘This new and remarkable book is a significant contribution to an area of law which is - in part because of Francis Bennion’s persistence - rapidly improving in academic and professional recognition’ - Cambridge Law Journal

 

‘Comparisons are odious, but Bennion’s scholarship makes Craies and Maxwell, the two conventionally famous authorities on statutory interpretation, almost unworthy of reading in comparison’ - The Tribune (India)

 

‘A classic is born’ - Solicitors Journal

 

‘He has produced a code, contained in 396 propositions. . . massive, full of history, learning, wide reading, displaying a profound knowledge of our case law and statute law’ - New Law Journal

 

‘The text depends upon several key organising principles to which, like a well-crafted statute, the narrative cross-refers each time they are used . . . This is a weighty book, both literally and metaphorically, and contains much to admire’ - Public Law

 

‘Enough praise cannot be showered on you for your classic publication’ - Faizool Mohammed, Barrister and Legislative Draftsman, Bahamas

 

‘It is a treasure trove of useful references to decided cases and academic articles on every topic which it covers’ - Beverley Lang

 

‘From the time the book landed in my hands, I knew my practice would never be the same again!’ - Bu-Buakei Jabbi, Sierra Leone

 

‘This . . . has come to be regarded as the leading textbook in its field’ - Justice of the Peace

 

‘The first edition of Bennion’s Statutory Interpretation was a unique, pioneering work of scholarship. The second edition has the same enviable characteristics’ - Law Quarterly Review

 

‘This book is now in its third edition of 1,000 pages. The erudition of Francis Bennion is manifest. His book is a delight from start to finish’ - New Law Journal

 

‘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’- Lord Justice Sedley

 

‘ . . the book retains its unique place as a well from which all concerned with statutory interpretation must regularly quaff’- Professor W A Wilson

 

‘ . . the most highly respected and up to date work on statutory interpretation available in the common law world’- The Tribune (India)

 

‘Sure, there are other works which deal with the subject in an exemplary manner . . . but none are as detailed or as thorough as Bennion . . . the value of this work cannot be overstated’ - Justice of the Peace

 

‘Statutory Interpretation rapidly achieved in Australia (and has maintained) pre-eminence as the preferred exposition and discussion of what might be called Common Law Statutory Interpretation’ - Brett Walker SC, President New South Wales Bar Association

 

‘. . . the majority of reported cases are concerned with points of statutory interpretation. Of the several books designed to clarify the principles of this vital art, Bennion, in my opinion, is the best by a long stretch’ - Roderick Munday, Fellow of Peterhouse Cambridge

 

‘I find this book quite invaluable’ - Professor John Tiley, President of the Society of Public Teachers of Law (now the Society of Legal Scholars)

 

‘This book will undoubtedly become the standard work on statutory construction and deserves to be widely read by lawyers not only because of the importance of its subject but because of its intellectual clarity and vigour’ - Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly

 

‘. . . every set of barrister’s chambers and every solicitor’s practice would be wise to invest in a copy, as well as a multitude of government departments, university and polytechnic libraries, together with the legislators themselves’ - Justice of the Peace

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