Explain the difference between codification and consolidation of law and give examples of each

  • Codification: This is the bringing together of all rules or principles of law in a particular field to constitute a single statute for example the Sale of Goods Act Cap 31, it ordinarily relates to unwritten law.

Consolidation: This is bringing together the provisions of several statutes to constitute one statute.

  • It relates to written law. For example, Companies Act, Cap 4, 86

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