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 14 November 2017 Practical Law quoted me on the legislative possibilities of a Bill to endorse the final Brexit deal with the EU, in a piece entitled Brexit: Government announces Withdrawal Agreement and Implementation Bill.
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 10 October 2017 Thomson Reuters Practical Law Public Sector Blog carried a piece by me entitled What next for the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill?
On 12 September 2017 the Financial Times online quoted me on the issue of the nature of Henry VIII powers in the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill.
On 17 July 2017 Thomson Reuters Practical Law Public Sector Blog carried a piece by me entitled European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: complexity without clarity?
On 14 July 2017 the Financial Times online quoted me in relation to the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Repeal bill: key legal points on the Brexit measure.
On 21 June 2017 the Financial Times quoted me in a piece entitled New EU laws make UK’s complex Brexit ever more difficult, about the moving target fr the Brexit deal created by the constantly increasing range of EU laws.
On 20 May 2017 BBC Radio 4 broadcasted a short clip of pre-recorded discussion between Nick Robinson, BBC political editor, and me about the process of converting manifesto commitments into law.
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).
Reuters news item Brexit to dominate as May sets out stall for re-election published on 26 April 2017 quotes me on the expected influence of Brexit on the legislative agenda for some time to come.
On 21 April 2017 the website Brexit Central published my article on behalf of the Constitution Reform Group - We need a new Act of Union to meet the challenges of Brexit.
On 4 April 2017 Practical Law published a note by me entitled An analysis of some of the key points of the White Paper on Legislating for the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union.
Eddie Mair interviewed me live on the PM programme on Radio 4 on 30 March 2017 about the title of the Great Repeal Bill announced in the Government's White Paper that day.
The Government's White Paper on Housing issued by DCLG on 7 February 2017 (Cm 9352) mentions my Pink Planning Centre for Policy Studies Report at page 28, as one of the solutions the Government are considering in relation to delivery mechanisms for new communities.