Law-Making and Legislative Drafting

London Corporate Training Ltd
Course summary
2 weeks
2,785 - 4,500 GBP excl. VAT
Next available date: 16/09/2019 - London
Professional Training

Course description

Buildings - London Corporate TrainingLaw-Making and Legislative Drafting - A 2-Week Training Course

This two-week Law-Making and Legislative Drafting course covers on the entire legislative process that turns policy into legislation.

As such is designed for figures involved in the drafting, design or implementation of policy and legislation, and aims to teach participants to:

  • Pinpoint the role of law in solving policy challenges
  • Make use of legal innovation to influence policy development
  • Overcome the hurdles to making policy turn into legislation
  • Understand how new laws are made
  • Participate in the drafting of new legislation
  • Practice their drafting skills
  • Prepare a set of instructions for professional draftsmen

Suitability - Who should attend?

This training course is designed for:

  • Departmental Policy makers in the public service
  • Senior Managers and Government personnel responsible for turning policy into legislation
  • Officials who instruct Parliamentary draftsmen
  • Members of parliament, senators, assembly members,
  • Legal advisors and practitioners from both public and private sectors
  • Corporate advisors concerned with influencing the creation of new legislation
  • Public affairs professionals

Training Course Content

This Law-Making and Legislative Drafting course will cover:

Introduction to Law-Making

  • Sources and Origins of Law
  • Types of Law
  • The Common Law system
  • Continental legal systems and the Napoleonic Code
  • Law and the constitution
  • Key legal principles examined from English criminal law, law of torts, contract law

The Law Makers – Government Systems Compared

  • Institutions of government
  • Separation of powers
  • Role of the Judiciary
  • How the Legislature functions
  • The Westminster model
  • The presidential system
  • Scrutiny of the Law Makers

Effective Policy Making

  • What is policy?
  • Sources of policy
  • Role and responsibilities in policy making
  • Setting policy priorities
  • The process of turning policy into new laws
  • Gaining buy-in to legal change

The Law-Making Process

  • From policy to the draft Bill
  • Who does what in making legislation?
  • Stages of the process
  • Legislative timetables
  • Assessing regulatory impact
  • How the Bill team functions

Getting Results with Law-Making

  • Constraints on the process of making laws
  • Amending and developing the law
  • Compliance and enforcement
  • Avoidance and evasion
  • Is legal compliance voluntary?

Legislative Instruments Under the Microscope

  • Types of legislation
  • Primary and secondary legislation
  • Dissecting a statute
  • Structure and elements of an Act of Parliament
  • Assembling the machinery of an Act
  • Problems with how laws work

Drafting Legislation

  • Principles of drafting
  • Alternative approaches
  • Planning your draft
  • Writing for the reader
  • Using plain English
  • Dos and Don’ts in drafting
  • Writing instructions for the parliamentary draftsman

Stakeholder Participation in Law-Making

  • The need for involvement
  • Formal and informal consultation
  • Consultation processes
  • The draft Bill and consultation
  • Ethical lobbying
  • The role of the public affairs professional

Turning Policy into Practice

  • Why do some laws fail to achieve their objectives?
  • Effective and ineffective law making
  • Education, communication and legal effectiveness
  • The challenge of over-complex laws
  • How to address legal effectiveness issues
  • Alternatives to law making – nudge theory


In-House Training

London Corporate Training offers the possibility of delivering this training programme in-house to meet any and all company-specific training needs.

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London Corporate Training have been established in the education, consulting and training industries for two decades. They work as a training team from their head office in London and aim to ensure all of their course participants receive the highest...

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3 Shortlands, Hammersmith
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Ronald Bostwick, Barrister, CHL Chambers, United Kingdom
Thank you so much for everything.
Dalal Ali, Engineer, Public Authority for Industry, Kuwait
The course content was very good and the presenters were on top of their work. They all knew what they were teaching. I believe the knowledge acquired here will go a long way to help me in my role as supervisor. The organisers together with the supporting staff were all friendly and ready to assist where need be. I am really grateful.
Ahmad Bader – Amal, SCM Engineer, Kuwait Gulf Oil Company, Kuwait
The training consultants are wonderful. Their ability to engage us on a one-to-one basis is a plus. They're open and ready to share what they know with us. Overall, I personally enjoyed every bit of the programme.
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