Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Hamlyn Lecture - Improving Statutes, Wednesday 15th November 6-7pm

This year's Hamlyn Lecture will be taking place next week at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies. The timing will make it awkward for many Birkbeck students to attend but I thought that I'd flag it up as it looks like an interesting event.

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

Lecture Description: 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. 

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

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