Wednesday 20th October: Death, Destruction and Sustainability: the End of the World is Nigh’ish, with Daniel Greenberg
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Daniel Greenberg has written a book ‘Statutes for Students: The Essentials of Statutory Interpretation. How to Read and Apply Legislation in 40 Easy Pages’
In September 2018 University of Wales Press published Legislating for Wales by Thomas Glyn Watkin and me - it has been an enormously enjoyable collaboration and we have been delighted by some very kind early reactions to the book.
On 13 September 2018 I had the pleasure of being a discussant (although really only a minor quibblant) at the launch at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies of Professor Andrew Burrows' wonderful new book based on his Hamlyn Lectures Thinking About Statutes - the discussion on the panel and in the room was very stimulating, and it felt like a great launch for a great book.
The May 2016 edition of the Bar Council's Counsel magazine includes a Bar's Eye View piece by the Special Adviser to the Chairman of the Bar which quotes extensively from my CPS Report (see below) on the quality of legislative scrutiny, and reports my recommendations.
Law Commission Consultation Paper No 234 - The Sentencing Code - Disposals relating to children and young persons: Consultation Paper published on 23 March 2018 cites my comments in Craies on Legislation in a number of places on consolidation and other matters.
On 1 February 2017 the Centre for Policy Studies published a Pointmaker Report Housing: Now is the Time to Seize the Opportunity - the fourth in a series of Pink Planning reports co-authored by me and the economist Keith Boyfield; the report was discussed in the Daily Mail on 1 February 2017, the Mail Online on 2 February 2017 and CityAM on 2 February 2017; Thomson Reuters Foundation Place online magazine ran a report about it on 2 February 2017, and the Foundation also discussed the Report on 1 February 2017 here.
The October issue of the Statute Law Review carries my Editorial entitled The Broader the Power, the Narrower the Power, drawing attention to the Supreme Court's decision in Public Law Project v Lord Chancellor to the effect that unreasonably broadly drafted powers will be read down by the courts.
On 2 August 2016 I was appointed Counsel for Domestic Legislation in the House of Commons. As a result I am now winding up my City practice. I will continue with a number of my writing and teaching editorial and academic activities.