Statutes in limbo: the campaign is not won until the law has been brought fully into effect – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted May 24th, 2013 in legislation, lobbying, news by tracey

“The passing of the Defamation Act 2013 was the cause of great celebration among campaigners for libel reform. This post is not concerned with the legal and social merits of that piece of legislation, which questions I will leave for more learned correspondents. No, amid all the excitement, and prompted by posts on Twitter from @JackofKent and @HalsburysStats, I was struck, as is my wont, by a seemingly minor and technical point of statute law. This post therefore concerns a more general point about the coming into force of Acts of Parliament.”

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 21st May 2013