Updated statute book won’t make anyone a legal expert; but it’s a start – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted June 21st, 2013 in legal education, legislation, legislative drafting, news by tracey

“I’ve been following the Parliamentary Counsel’s laudable ‘good law’ initiative with interest (details on the Cabinet Office site here). The aim of the initiative is to have law that is #necessary, clear, coherent, effective and accessible’. The focus, perhaps naturally for the OPC, is on the complexity and drafting of legislation. Their document ‘When laws become too complex’ is well worth a read for anyone who regularly deals with legislation.The first thing that strikes me is that this initiative is really about good legislation rather than good law since case law doesn’t get much of a mention. But, for the sake of argument, let’s agree that good legislation gets us half way to good law and is worth our consideration.”

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 20th June 2013

Source: www.halsburyslawexchange.co.uk