Doctrine of ‘Per Incuriam’: Critical Analysis based on Precedents

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Meaning: According to the Black’s Law Dictionary (Fourth Edition, 1891) per incuriam means through inadvertence. The word ‘incuria’ literally means ‘carelessness’.1 The purport of the doctrine of per incuriam is that, a decision should be treated as given per incuriam when it is given in ignorance of the terms of a statute, or of a… Read more »