Legislative mistakes

  Nash v Silver City Drilling (NSW) Pty Ltd [2017] NSWCA 100 A definition using the term “means” is generally to be understood as exhaustively defined by what follows. Because the definition of “sentence” has 11 paragraphs, which include many kinds of order which...

The meaning of words

As Lord Hoffmann explained in R v Brown, [20] in a passage cited with approval in Collector of Customs v Agfa-Gevaert Ltd: [21] “The unit of communication by means of language is the sentence and not the parts of which it is composed. The significance of individual...