Hamlyn Lecture: Improving Statutes

Hamlyn Lecture: Improving Statutes
15 November 2017, 6.00pm - 7.00pm
Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DR

Speaker: Professor Andrew Burrows, MA, BCL, LLM (Harvard), QC (Hon), FBA, DCL, Barrister and Honorary Bencher of Middle Temple, Professor of the Law of England and a  Fellow of All Souls, University of Oxford.

Chair: Elizabeth Gardiner, First Parliamentary Counsel

How might we improve the quality of our statutes? In this lecture, and drawing on the experience of having been a Law Commissioner for England and Wales, a number of different avenues are explored. These include the style of statutory drafting, the role of Parliamentary Counsel, pre and post-legislative scrutiny, and the work of the Law Commission in respect of consolidation and statute law repeals. 

Organised in collaboration with the Hamlyn Trust

This lecture is free but advance booking is required.  All welcome. 


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