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Statute Law Review

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From 2012-2022 I was the Editor of the Statute Law Review, an Oxford University Press journal which aims “to provide a vehicle for the consideration of the legislative process, the use of legislation as an instrument of public policy and of the drafting and interpretation of legislation”.

For information about the journal, including details of how to submit material, see the Statute Law Review website.

With the approval of the Editorial Board, I encouraged a broad range of articles within the Review. In particular: contributions are welcome from anywhere in the world provided that they are written in English and concern legislation; both purely theoretical academic and robustly practical pieces are published; and short articles or case notes, as well as book reviews, are included as well as standard 20+ page articles. Submissions pass through a peer review process, with double blind peer review being the standard unless there is a reason to adopt an alternative approach.

Below are links to a couple of recent editorials

Special Issue on Adjudication –  Statute Law Review, Volume 40, Issue 1, February 2019, Page v,

Parliament, Government and the Courts: A Step Too Far in Realignment? – Statute Law Review, Volume 40, Issue 2, June 2019, Pages v–viii,

One for the Collectors: Parliamentary Buildings (Restoration and Renewal) Act 2019 – Statute Law Review, Volume 41, Issue 1, February 2020, Pages v–vi,

Legislation by Wishful Thinking – Statute Law Review, Volume 41, Issue 2, June 2020, Pages v–xii,

Humpty Dumpty Rides Again: Using Voluntary Guidance to Fill Gaps in Legislation –  Statute Law Review, Volume 41, Issue 3, October 2020, Pages iii–v,

Putting the Genie Back in the Bottle: Can Statute Restore a Prerogative It Has Removed? –  Statute Law Review, Volume 42, Issue 1, February 2021, Pages v–vii,

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