Tied Oils: what must I look for when interpreting the law?
When searching for, or applying what appears to be a relevant legal provision, you must always bear in mind that the law:
- states what a person can or cannot do
- specifies that in particular circumstances a person must do something, or follow a particular procedure, (these provisions leave the Commissioners no discretion), and
- if silent on an issue, it is unlikely to provide the Commissioners with the legal powers to permit, or facilitate it.