Francis Bennion portrait

Home

Human Rights

Law

Politics & Government

Professionalism

Sexual Ethics

Religion & Belief

Poetry Fiction Drama Other

About FB

Google

www this site

SITEMAP

 

ABOUT FB

. . CV

. . Autobiographical

. . Life photos

. . FB's Scrapbook

 

WRITINGS BY FB

. . Chronological

. . Complete list

. . The Bennion Code

. . FB books

. . FB articles etc.

. . FB press letters

. . Book reviews

. . Blogs

. . Archive

. . Acts mentioned

. . People mentioned

 

WRITINGS BY OTHERS

. . Chronological

. . Index

. . Press cuttings

. . Reviews-FB books

. .

OTHER MATERIAL

. . Photograph Album

. . Document list

. . Audio and video

 

Abbreviations

 

 

Note:Francis Bennion sadly died on 28 January 2015.

Contact Webmaster

 

Copyright

Disclaimer

 

Acrobat reader
     

Statute Law

 

Introduction

 

FB's Books on Statute Law

 

Bennion on Statutory Interpretation 5th edition

 

Understanding Common Law Legislation

 

Bennion on Statute Law

 

Renton and the Need for Reform

 

Halsbury's Laws of England (Title “Statutes”)

 

FB's articles etc on Statute Law

 

Legislation

1976.001 ‘Our legislators are CADS’ 120 SJ 390

1976.002 ‘Correcting a defect in the Perpetuities and Accumulations Act 1964’, 120 SJ 498

1981.003 ‘Bringing Acts into force: the computer dimension’, 131 NLJ 356

1981.011 ‘Modern Royal Assent procedure at Westminster’, Stat LR 133

1983.010 FB's review of Legislation by Miers and Page, 127 SJ (11 March 1983) 170

2000.007 ‘Statute law: judges as legislators’ JSB Journal (Denning commemoration) 2000 Issue 9

2004.042 DT036 - 'Delaying the hunting ban', Daily Telegraph, 27 Dec 2004

 

Consolidation

1986.004 'A point on the Companies Consolidation', 130 Sol J (1986) 736

 

Codification

1986.007 ‘The technique of codification’, Crim LR 295

1994.003 ‘The Law Commission’s Criminal Law Bill: no way to draft a code’, Stat LR 108

1996.002 ‘Codifying the tort of breach of statutory duty’ Stat LR 192

 

Drafting

1968.001 ‘Mr Gladstone's hearthrug’, Law Guardian September

1975.004 ‘A computer experiment in legislative drafting’,Computers and Law, Nov 1975

1976.003 ‘First consideration: a cautionary tale’, 126 NLJ 1237

1978.001 ‘Statute law obscurity and the drafting parameters’,British Journal of Law and Society 235

1980.003 ‘Statute law processing: the composite restatement method’, 124 SJ 71, 92

1980.005 ‘Common law drafting’, 130 NLJ 243

1980.007 Review of Legislative Drafting: A New Approach by Sir W Dale, [1980] Stat. LR 61

1980.010 'Principal Acts and textual amendment', 130 NLJ (1980) 913

1981.001 ‘Legislative technique: homonyms & attempts’, 131 NLJ 192

1983.004 ‘Scientific Statutory Interpretation and the Franco Scheme’, [1983} British Tax Review 74

1983.005 'The controversy over drafting style', LSG (1983) 2355, 3211

1987.003 The Parliamentary Counsel Office (letter), Stat LR 68

1988.004 Review of Legislative Drafting (3rd edn) by G C Thornton, NLJ (1988)

1988.005 Review of Legislative Drafting (3rd edn) by G C Thornton, SJ (1988)

1988.006 Review of Legislative Drafting (3rd edn) by G C Thornton, ICLQ (1988)

1998.016 'In Parliament 1 Farewell to Richard Hudson', 149 NLJ (1999) 1654

1999.026 'Parental responsibilities: a misleading definition' (letter), 163 JPN (1999) 246

2000.021 'Jaguars and Donkeys: Distinguishing Judgment and Discretion' 1, 164 JPN (2000) 316

2000.023 'Jaguars and Donkeys: Distinguishing Judgment and Discretion 2', 164 JPN (2000) 336

 

Publication

1980.003 ‘Statute law processing: the composite restatement method’, 124 SJ 71, 92

1981.013 ‘Composite Restatement of Legislative Texts’ (VHS) Video, Oyez Longman

1994.006 'Want to know the law? - it'll cost you', Times 26 July 1994

1995.006 'Don't put the law into public hands' Times, 24 December 1995

Citation on 1995.006 fromThe Irish Law Reform Commission (LRC-CP14-1999)

2005.016 'Publishing the Laws: What we can Learn from the Colonial System’, Com L Vol 14 no 1 p. 32, Apl 2005.

 

Education

1982.001 ‘The need for training in Statute Law’, The Law Society's Gazette 219

1982.002 'The need for training in Statute Law', LSG (1982) 219

 

Interpretation

1980.006 'The science of interpretation', 130 NLJ (1980) 493

1980.012 'The literal rule of interpretation', 130 NLJ (1980) 1156

1980.015 'Updating construction (letter)', Crim LR 23 Nov 1980

1981.008 ‘Another reverse for the Law Commissions' Interpretation Bill’, 131 NLJ 840

1982.003 'Penalty points - a transitional problem' (pseudonymous – 'Piers Darkly'), LSG (1982) 1622

1983.003 ‘Scientific statutory interpretation and the Franco scheme’, BTR 74

1985.002 ‘Trade descriptions, or how to tackle a problem of statutory interpretation’, 135 NLJ 953

1988.008 'Ignorant criticism of STATUTE LAW and STATUTORY INTERPRETATION', LS 1988

1989.006 'Brutus v Cozens and the meaning of ordinary words' (letter), Crim LR (1989) 848

1990.002 STATUTE LAW (3rd edn)

1993.003 ‘Hansard - help or hindrance? A draftsman's view of Pepper v Hart’, Stat LR 149

1995.003 ‘How they all got it wrong in Pepper v Hart’ BTR 325

1995.005 Halsbury's Laws of England (4th edn reissue) title Statutes (rewritten version)

1998.017 'Fractions of a day rule' (letter), 162 JPN (1998) 701

1999.013 'Goodbye and good riddance to the GAAR?', Tax P Aug 1999 10

1999.015 'Threading the Legislative Maze 12', 163 JPN (1999) 683

2000.026 'Jaguars and Donkeys: Distinguishing Judgment and Discretion 3', 164 JPN (2000) 361

2000.041 'Jaguars and Donkeys: Distinguishing Judgment and Discretion', 31 Univ of West Los Angeles Law Rev Summer 2000 1

2000.042 'Distinguishing judgment and discretion', PL Autumn 2000 368

2000.049 'Global method of statutory interpretation', 85 CLEA Newsletter Oct 2000

2001.031 'Consequences of an overrule', PL Autumn (2001) 450

2005.028 'Bingham's Finger', 169 JPN 14 May 2005 368

 

Threading the Legislative Maze

1998.003 'Threading the Legislative Maze 1', 162 JPN (1998) 356

1998.004 'Threading the Legislative Maze 2', 162 JPN (1998) 436

1998.007 'Threading the Legislative Maze 3', 162 JPN (1998) 516

1998.009 'Threading the Legislative Maze 4', 162 JPN (1998) 596

1998.011 'Threading the Legislative Maze 5', 162 JPN (1998) 696

1998.014 'Threading the Legislative Maze 6', 162 JPN (1998) 856

1998.015 'Threading the Legislative Maze 7', 162 JPN (1998) 995

1999.003 'Threading the Legislative Maze 8', 163 JPN (1999) 264

1999.006 'Threading the Legislative Maze 9', 163 JPN (1999) 364

1999.011 'Threading the Legislative Maze 10', 163 JPN (1999) 484

1999.012 'Threading the Legislative Maze 11', 163 JPN (1999) 624

1999.015 'Threading the Legislative Maze 12', 163 JPN (1999) 683

 

All England Law Reports

1986.002 The All England Law Reports Annual Review 1985 (chapter 'Statute Law'),

1987.001 The All England Law Reports Annual Review 1986 (chapter 'Statute Law')

1988.001 The All England Law Reports Annual Review 1987 (chapter 'Statute Law')

1989.001 The All England Law Reports Annual Review 1988 (chapter 'Statute Law')

1990.001 The All England Law Reports Annual Review 1989 (chapter 'Statute Law')

1991.001 The All England Law Reports Annual Review 1990 (chapter 'Statute Law')

1992.002 The All England Law Reports Annual Review 1991 (chapter 'Statute Law')

1993.002 The All England Law Reports Annual Review 1992 (chapter 'Statute Law')

1994.001 The All England Law Reports Annual Review 1993 (chapter 'Statute Law')

1995.002 The All England Law Reports Annual Review 1994 (chapter 'Statute Law')

1996.001 The All England Law Reports Annual Review 1995 (chapter 'Statute Law')

1997.001 The All England Law Reports Annual Review 1996 (chapter 'Statute Law')

1998.002 The All England Law Reports Annual Review 1997 (chapter 'Statute Law')

1999.008 The All England Law Reports Annual Review 1998 (chapter 'Statute Law')

2000.024 The All England Law Reports Annual Review 1999 (chapter 'Statute Law')

2001.030 The All England Law Reports Annual Review 2000 (chapter 'Statute Law')

2002.009 The All England Law Reports Annual Review 2001 (chapter 'Statute Law')

2005.018 The All England Law Reports Annual Review 2004 (chapter 'Statute Law'),Lexis Nexis UK

2006.033 The All England Law Reports Annual Review 2005 (chapter 'Statute Law'),Lexis Nexis UK

 

Reform

1966.001 ‘Some suggestions on the form and publication of statute law’ RICS 28 May (unpublished).

1971.001 'The Stow Hill Report on Legislative Technique' House of Commons Select Committee on Procedure

1971.002 'Reforming statutory drafting', 9th Int Symp on Comparative Law, U of Ottawa Press 1971 115

1975.002 ‘The Renton Report’, 119 SJ 346

1975.003 ‘The Renton Report’, 125 NLJ 660

1989.005 'Statute law reform: is anybody listening?', 133 Sol J (1989) 886

1991.004 Statute Law reform (letter), Counsel, June 2004

1993.005 'Statute law reform - is anybody listening?' (An updated version of 1989.005), Clarity 29 December 1993 19

1994.004 If it's not broke don't fix it: review of the NZ LC's proposals on the format of legislation', Stat LR (1994) 164

 

Statute Law Society

1968.001 ‘Mr Gladstone's hearthrug’, Law Guardian September

1978.004 Newsletter, SLS Summer 1978

1978.005 Newsletter, SLS Autumn 1978

1978.001.PHO SLS dinner with Lord Denning et.al.

1979.015 Resignation Statement, 21 Feb 1979

1983.002 ‘Founding of the Statute Law Society’ (letter), Stat LR 63

2007.004 Practical Statutory Interpretation: Bennion’s NESSSI Method

 

Westminster Parliamentary Counsel Office (PCO)

1958.001 PCO in the 1950s: FB's Journal

1968.001 ‘Mr Gladstone's hearthrug’, Law Guardian September

1975.004 ‘A computer experiment in legislative drafting’,Computers and Law, Nov 1975

1980.014 ‘Law and Class’, London Review of Books, 1 May 1980

1983.005 'The controversy over drafting style', LSG (1983) 2355, 3211

1987.003 The Parliamentary Counsel Office (letter), Stat LR 68

2003.058 Terence Skemp