NALC Legal Topic Notes: Models / Procedures


A byelaw has been judicially defined as “an ordinance affecting the public or some portion of the public, imposed by some authority clothed with statutory powers, ordering something to be done or not to be done and accompanied by some sanction or penalty for its non-observance”. A byelaw thus supplements, but does not supplant, in its area of application the ordinary statute or common law which applies throughout England and Wales.

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