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Guidance on instructing Counsel: common legislative solutions

Published: 16 Jan 2018
Directorate:
Justice Directorate
Part of:
Law and order
ISBN:
9781788513722

This guidance is intended to help officials to develop policy and produce instructions for primary legislation of certain commonly occurring types.

74 page PDF

804.0 kB

74 page PDF

804.0 kB

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Guidance on instructing Counsel: common legislative solutions
Background

74 page PDF

804.0 kB

Background

This guide is intended to help officials to develop policy and produce instructions for Bills, and to assist legislative drafters.

A group of legislative drafters from the four drafting offices in the UK is responsible for producing and maintaining the guidance:

  • James George (Office of the Legislative Counsel, Cardiff)
  • Justin Leslie (Office of the Parliamentary Counsel, London)
  • Luke Norbury (Office of the Legislative Counsel, Belfast)
  • Gavin Sellar (Parliamentary Counsel Office, Edinburgh).

The group would be delighted to receive any feedback on this guidance, whether on the overall approach adopted or on points of detail. Please send any feedback on this Scottish Government edition of the guidance to Gavin.Sellar@gov.scot.

January 2018


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