Abley v Dale: 1851

The court discussed the literal rule for the interpretation of statutes: ‘If the precise words used are plain and unambiguous, in our judgment we are bound to construe them in their ordinary sense, even though it does lead to an absurdity or manifest injustice’


(1851) Jervis CJ


England and Wales

Litigation Practice

Updated: 13 May 2022; Ref: scu.198834