Statutory Interpretation


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Recommended CPD point allocation: 3 points (excluding WA).

Legislation underpins most government activities, yet Acts and legislative instruments are becoming longer and more complex, and judicial approaches to their interpretation continue to evolve. Statutory interpretation is not only a core skill for all government lawyers, it is a useful competency for any public sector employee who deals regularly with legislation. 

This workshop outlines key principles of statutory interpretation, and the issues that arise in practice and in the courts, and provides insights and methods to assist you to efficiently and effectively get to the legal meaning of legislation. 

Who should attend our Statutory Interpretation workshop?

  • Government lawyers
  • Public sector employees involved in the development or administration of legislation.  
What we'll cover
  • Principles of statutory interpretation and their sources

  • Purpose, context and the modern approach to interpretation

  • Interpretation of Legislation Act 1984

  • Section 32 of the Charter and other interpretation provisions

  • Common law and syntactical presumptions

  • Practical exercises – finding the legal meaning of statutes.

What you'll learn
  • An understanding of the key principles of statutory interpretation

  • The ability to apply an structured approach to interpreting legislation

  • An understanding of when to seek legal advice.

Event Details
13 May 2021
8.45am for 9.00am - 12.45pm
$698 per person
$628 per person if booking two weeks before the workshop
$593 per person if in a group of three or more 
Clayton Utz Melbourne
Level 18, 333 Collins Street 
Further information:
Phone 1800 882 110
Email [email protected]

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What our clients say about our Statutory Interpretation workshop

"Best practical training I've done in a while. Well set out and practical."

"Simon was very knowledgeable and engaging."

"This session has improved my confidence in dealing with legislation."

"Very worthwhile – the facilitators' knowledge and explanations were very good."

Support when you need it the most

As a participant of our program you'll have comfort in knowing that you can depend on us for ongoing support. Whether it be two weeks or two years after the workshop, you can call us at any time for a short, no-cost consultation.

Recommended CPD point allocation: 3 points (excluding WA).
If this particular educational activity is relevant to your immediate or long term needs in relation to your professional development and practice of the law, then you should claim one CPD unit for each hour of attendance, refreshment breaks not included. Please contact your Professional Body for your state.