Legal Fictions: Do they fit the Juristic Reality?

Parita Mashruwala
SVKM’S Pravin Gandhi College of Law, India.

Volume II – Issue III, 2020

One of the most important agencies involved in the development of law is legal fictions. Legal fictions aid the interpretation of Law. Legal fictions are permeated within the law. This article explains the meaning of legal fictions, the way in which such meanings are to be derived into logical conclusions and has further included the extent to which the legal fictions can be applied. In this article the author has tried to explain the difference between legal fiction and presumptions. One cannot imagine law without legal fictions. Without them it becomes almost difficult to interpret the Law. In this article author has given some instances of legal fictions varying from common law to statutory law.


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