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.
I gave my second Radio 4 Today Programme's Thought For the Day slot. I talked about social media and the importance of not allowing comparisons with other people to distract me from being the best me possible; "Zisha, why weren't you Zisha?"
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 23 July 2018 Thomson Reuters published a piece by me entitled Cutting through the noise: the key Brexit facts - Daniel Greenberg explains why the enormous amount of day to day political activity makes relatively little difference to the key Brexit facts and position.
On 16 July 2018 The Times carried a piece called Brexit talks send other issues to bottom of pile, quoting me on the impact of Brexit on legislative capability.
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 17 June 2018 BBC Parliament's The Week in Parliament presented by Mandy Baker included a short interview with me about legislative drafting - you can see it here (it starts about 10 minutes into the programme).
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.
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.
On Saturday 5 May I gave a talk entitled Orthodox Jewish Attitudes to Modern Issues of Gender Identity and Sexuality - the text is available on my blog.
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.
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 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 2 February 2018 Thomson Reuters published a series of FAQs answered by me on Brexit - the intention is to keep them regularly updated.
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.