Navigating Statutes

Navigating Statutes

What the course is about
If you are:

  • A government official who wishes to know how to read Laws and regulations for the better performance of your functions
  • A member of the public who would like to find answers to simple legal issues relating to Laws and regulations

What will be covered?
How to find the current state of legislation
Difference between original legislation and revised legislation
Physical features of statutes and how they affect interpretation
Problems with definitions in statutes
Legal rules relating to prescribed forms
Statutory rules on how to interpret statutes
Other matters relating to navigating both Cayman and UK legislation
Cayman and UK court cases on the above

Materials
A generous take-away binder of materials (some published by the facilitator) will be provided.

For whom it is designed
Any person who reads statutes as part of their job or for private purposes
Cabinet Ministers, Councillors, other MLAs
Chief Officers and their deputies
Heads of Department and their deputies
Policy advisors
Other senior civil servants
Senior public servants in statutory corporations
Members of statutory bodies
Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs)

Facilitator for the course
The course is taught by Mr. Bilika H. Simamba, a UK and Canadian trained legislative drafter with over 10 years’ experience drafting legislation in the Cayman Islands and over 35 years’ experience overall in law and legislative drafting in the Commonwealth. He has published in legislative drafting and law in general in peer reviewed journals in the UK, South Africa, the Caribbean and elsewhere.

Duration, fees
2 days, 14 contact hours. CI 1, 200.00 per participant, if conducted in Cayman. Subject to variation for other jurisdictions. Rebates possible depending on numbers registering.

How offered
Currently this course is offered only to requesting institutions.

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