Cases involving the use of Literal rule
Fisher V Bell (1961) - After several incidents involving the use of flick knives. Parliament ruled that it was illegal to sell knives for sale. A man's shop was found with knives displayed at the front of his shop. When asked about this, he mentioned he wasn't selling them, but only offering for sale. Therefore following the literal rule, the man was aqquited.
Whitely V Chappel (1946) - It is a illegal offence to impersonate any person 'entitled' to vote.The defendant was caught impersonating the identity of a dead person. A dead person isin't entitled to vote, therefore he was aqquited too.