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On 7 December 2017 I spoke in the Israeli Knesset on the second day of a two-day conference on Time and the Law arranged jointly by the Radzyner Law School of IDC Herzliya, the University of Leiden and the Knesset Legal Department.  I spoke about the lifecyle of legislation.

On 13 November 2017 at the Annual General Meeting of the Statute Law Society held at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies in Russell Square, I was elected as a Member of the Council.  I am looking forward very much to working with colleagues on the Council to continue the important work of the Society.  After the AGM there was a public lecture, at which the Society heard a fascinating analysis of the concepts of legislative intent and purpose from Sir John Laws who retired recently from the Court of Appeal

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).