Burrows and Carter on Statute Law in New Zealand, 5th edition

Burrows and Carter - Statute Law in New Zealand, 5th edition, is a clear and comprehensive guide to statutory interpretation, preparation and drafting in New Zealand.

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It includes discussion of the Treaty of Waitangi and the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990 and covers the developments in New Zealand statute law over the last five years. Discussion of the procedures for enactment of legislation in our modern MMP Parliament, and the progress of new styles of drafting is included plus analysis of recent case law, with a focus on issues of interpretation.

Features of Burrows and Carter on Statute Law in New Zealand 5th edition include discussion of the Legislation Act 2012; case law changes since 2009; and the proposal to re-enact with updating the Interpretation Act 1999.

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Table of contents

PART I: THE NATURE OF LEGISLATION

Chapter 1: Legislation in Force in New Zealand

Chapter 2: The Supremacy of Parliament

PART II: THE PREPARATION AND PRESENTATION OF LEGISLATION

Chapter 3: The Preparation of Legislation

Chapter 4: Drafting

Chapter 5: Access to Legislation

PART III: INTERPRETATION  GENERAL

Chapter 6: The Need for Interpretation

Chapter 7: Approaches to Interpretation

Chapter 8: Purpose

Chapter 9: Context

Chapter 10: The Statutory Text

Chapter 11: Fundamental Principles

Chapter 12: Time in Statutory Interpretation

PART IV: INTERPRETATION  SPECIFIC

Chapter 13: Some Particular Provisions

Chapter 14: Inconsistency

Chapter 15: Some Types of Statute

Chapter 16: Common Law and Statute

PART V: THE DURATION OF LEGISLATION

Chapter 17: Coming into Force

Chapter 18: Retrospective Legislation

Chapter 19: Repeal  

Chapter 20: Amendment