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Thomson Reuters published a blog piece by me entitled Implications for Brexit legislation: technical scrutiny of statutory instruments; it provides an analysis of the standard parliamentary processes for technical scrutiny of UK statutory instruments (SIs) by the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments and the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee, and implications for Brexit-related SIs.

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 16 March 2018 Thomson Reuters Practical Law published a video discussion between me and Joanna Morris entitled Brexit Update: Spring 2018, dealing with the current status of Brexit legislation including the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill and its current status in the parliamentary timetable, particular issues to look out for in that Bill, the importance of secondary legislation coming out under that Bill, the eventual proposed Implementation Bill and the status of other Brexit legislation. You can see the video here or read the transcript here.

On 13 March 2018 I attended my first meeting as a member of the Thomson Reuters Thought Leadership Advisory Board on Transforming Women’s Leadership in the Law.  We were planning the forthcoming conference on Tuesday 1 May 2018 which will focus on practical steps enabling women to successfully progress in law.  This is an enormously important and exciting project and I am delighted to be a part of it.

On 13 December 2017 the Expert Panel on  Assembly Electoral Reform published its report on the way forward for the National Assembly for Wales - A Parliament that Works for Wales.  I gave written evidence to the panel and am delighted that they agree, in particular, with my comments on the importance of building effective post-legislative scrutiny into the future model: the National Assembly is already a world-leader in the methodology of legislative scrutiny and more rigorous post-legislative scrutiny would be a further valuable enhancement.