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Halsbury's statutes of England and Wales
Halsbury’s Statutes comprises the statute law of England and Wales from the earliest times to the present day. The fourth edition of Halsbury’s Statutes, which was published in 50 volumes between 1985 and 1992, provides the user with an up-to-date version of the amended text of every Public General Act and Church of England Measure currently in force, and also of a number of private and local Acts. The main work is supplemented by an annual hardbound supplement and periodic loose-leaf updates. Individual volumes are reissued when there has been a significant impact on the subject matter concerned through changes in legislation.
Halsbury's Statutes has a number of different parts.
- Main volumes
- Annual consolidated index
- Cumulative supplement
- Current statute service binders
- Destinations tables
- Halsbury's Statutes citator
- Is it in force?
- Consolidated table of cases
The statutes are grouped under an alphabetical title scheme covering the main areas of legal practice. Each Act is fully annotated to provide precise information relating to:
- parliamentary debates
- amendments and repeals
- derivation notes in the case of consolidating legislation
- cross-references to other provisions of the Act and to other relevant provisions in Halsbury’s Statutes
- judicial interpretation
- subordinate legislation
- references to words specifically defined in the Act
Lexis provides an outline on how to use Halsbury's Statutes.
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