257 Correction of defective instruments
(1) A person by whom an instrument is published for the purposes of
section 10, 11, 12, 13, 16, 35, 37, 39, 182 or 184, may, by order published in
the Gazette, correct any error in the instrument.
(2) An order published under this section has effect on and from the
date of the original instrument unless otherwise specified in the
(3) This section does not operate so as:
(a) to affect, in a manner prejudicial to any person (other than the
State or an authority of the State), the rights of that person existing before
the date of publication of the order, or
(b) to impose liabilities on any person (other than the State or an
authority of the State) in respect of anything done or omitted to be done
before the date of publication of the order.