- Dura lex sed lex- law is hard but it is law - It is a settled legal position that law of limitation may harshly affect a particular party but it has to be applied with all its rigour when the statute show prescribes. The Court has no power to extend the period
- Generalia specialibus non derogant-general law yields to special law - It is a well settled principle of statutory interpretation that when there is a conflict between the general law and the special law then the special law shall prevail. This principle will apply with greater force to special law which
- Nemo moriturus praesumitur mentire – No one at the point of death is presumed to lie - “Nemo moriturus praesumitur mentire – No one at the point of death is presumed to lie.” “A man will not meet his Maker with a lie in his mouth” – Is the PHILOSOPHY in law underlying admittance in evidence of
- Quando lex aliquid alicui concedit, concedere videtur et id sine quo res ipsae esse non potest - When the law gives anything to anyone, it gives also all those things without which the thing itself would be unavailable.