Public Notaries Act 1997 – Schedule 1 – Clause 7 References to Repealed Act

The common law is a constantly evolving body of rules and regulations, concepts and principles. Legislation too, can be often amended by Parliaments where and when reforms are deemed necessary. Since various legal principles and rules may operate together, or influence each other in the manner in which they are applied, it is not inconceivable that changes to one rule may have an impact on the application of some principle, and vice versa.

Likewise, some legislative instruments may make reference to laws that might themselves be repealed at some later stage in their legal reform. Since the Public Notaries Act 1997 (NSW) repealed the Public Notaries Act 1985 (NSW) and since Notaries Public may be involved in various areas of law and legal practice, this clause 7 of the First Schedule clarifies that any existing reference to the old Act is to be interpreted as a reference to the new Act. This clause seeks to avoid uncertainty and any confusions, and reads as follows:

A reference in any Act (other than this Act), in any instrument made under an Act or in any document to the Public Notaries Act 1985 is to be read:

(a) as a reference to this Act, unless it relates to a matter that continues to be dealt with by the repealed Act, or
(b) if it relates to such a matter–as a reference to the repealed Act.

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The information provided on this page is based on reprint No. 1 (9/5/2006) of the Public Notaries Act 1997 (NSW) as in force on 17/7/2009. This brief article is published and intended to be used for general knowledge purposes only and is not to be used as legal advice. This short article is copyright to the writer.