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Legal skills and debates in Scotland
Legal skills and debates in Scotland

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5 Summary

In this week you explored why and how legislation is interpreted and applied. You considered the rules on statutory interpretation and, through a number of activities, developed some basic legal problem-solving skills.

After studying this week, you should be able to:

  • demonstrate an understanding of how legislation is interpreted
  • apply sections of legislation to solve a problem
  • understand why (and by whom) legislation may be interpreted.