On Thursday 30 January I chaired a seminar for Government Legal Department and other public service lawyers
On 19 September I gave two talks at the Institute of Legal and Constitutional Research at the University of St Andrews
On Wednesday 30 January 2019 in my capacity as Counsel for Domestic Legislation in the House of Commons I gave oral evidence to the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee
On 21 November in my House of Commons capacity I advised the Commons Regulatory Reform Committee at its joint meeting with the Lords Committee considering the Draft Legislative Reform (Horseracing Betting Levy) Order 2018.
On 13 July 2018 the House of Commons Committee on Standards published a note by me, in my capacity as Counsel for Domestic Legislation, Office of Speaker’s Counsel, House of Commons, on the Independent Complaints and Grievance Policy Proposals, as an adjunct to the Committee's Second Report of Session 2017–19; the note deals, in particular, with an analysis of the rules of natural justice; you can read the note here.
On 13 June 2018 I gave oral evidence to the House of Lords Constitution Committee Inquiry into the legislative process. I spoke about the myth of the "line by line" scrutiny of Bills in Committee in both Houses, and suggested that members of the public should be able to table amendments to Bills directly. You can see the evidence session here.
On Monday 23 April 2018 as one of the Examiners of Private Bills in the House of Commons I, together with the other Examiners, held a hearing into the Additional Provisions tabled to the High Speed Rail (West Midlands-Crewe) Bill 2017 - 2019; the proceedings were recorded on parliamentlive.tv.
On 25 October 2017 the House of Lords Select Committee on the Constitution published its 4th Report of Session 2017–19 (HL Paper 27) - The Legislative Process: Preparing Legislation for Parliament; I gave oral evidence to the inquiry, and the report quotes me about: unnecessary legislation; the involvement of stakeholders in legislative preparation; policy preparation; publication of legislation; incoherent legislation; the role of Parliamentary Counsel; and the role of Ministers.
On 2 May 2017 the House of Commons Procedure Committee published written evidence from me to its inquiry into Delegated powers and the ‘Great Repeal Bill’, as part of its 7th Report for Session 2016-17 Matters for the Procedure Committee in the 2017 Parliament (HC 1091).