Welcome to the new ZambiaLII website. Enjoy an improved search engine and new collections. If you are used to accessing ZambiaLII via Google, note Google will take some time to re-index the site.

We are still busy migrating some of the old content. If you need anything in particular from the old website, it will be available for a while longer at https://old.zambialii.org/ 

English Law (Extent of Application) Act, 1963 (Chapter 11)

This is the latest version of this legislation commenced on 31 Dec 1996.


English Law (Extent of Application) Act, 1963

Chapter 11

  • Commenced on 8 March 1963

  • [This is the version of this document at 31 December 1996.]

[4 of 1963; 24 of 1973; 1 of 1991; Government Notice 497 of 1964]An Act to declare the extent to which the Law of England applies in the Republic.

1. Short title

This Act may be cited as the English Law (Extent of Application) Act.

2. Extent to which the Law of England is in force in the Republic

Subject to the provisions of the Constitution of Zambia and to any other written law—

(a)the common law; and
(b)the doctrines of equity; and
(c)the statutes which were in force in England on the 17th August, 1911 (being the commencement of the Northern Rhodesia Order in Council, 1911); and
(d)any statutes of later date than that mentioned in paragraph (c) in force in England, now applied to the Republic, or which hereafter shall be applied thereto by any Act or otherwise;

shall be in force in the Republic.[As amended by Acts No. 24 of 1973 and 1 of 1991][Cap. 1]