Distinguish between a consolidating statute and a codifying statute

A Consolidating Statute: is one which brings together into a single Act of Parliament the contents of a number of Acts in a particular subject for example the Companies Act, Cap 486.

  • It does not usually change the law.
  • A codifying statute: is one which arranges all existing law both statutory and case law in aparticular subject into a statutory form.
  • It brings together scattered laws in a particular subject for example the Sale of Goods Act, Cap 31.

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