Previously, a mere statement of law (for example, an abstract proposition of law or a legal inference from facts separately stated or known to both parties) would not be a representation of what was stated1. However, it has been held that such a rule no longer forms part of English law2.
Despite this, the distinction between misrepresentations of law and fact remains relevant. A statement of mixed fact and law (for example, a statement as to private rights such as the nature of rights under a will3 or a lease4, the ownership of a fishery5, the priority of stock6, the
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