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Drafting legislation : art and technology of rules for regulation / Helen Xanthaki.

By: Xanthaki, Helen [author.].
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Oxford Hart Publishing, [2014]Description: xxvi, 374 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781849464284 .Subject(s): Bill drafting -- Great Britain | Legal compositionDDC classification: 328.4
Contents:
1.Legislation as a Means of Regulation: Effectiveness in Legislative Drafting Introduction The Nature of Rules for Regulation: Art or Technology? The Universality of Rules for Regulation Compilations of Rules for Regulation: Homogeneity versus Rigidity? Conclusions 2.Drafting Instructions What are Drafting Instructions? Purposes of Drafting Instructions The Four Principles of Drafting Instructions What is the Content of Drafting Instructions? Quality of Legislative Instructions Style of Drafting Instructions Conclusions: a Checklist for Quality Drafting Instructions To Sum Up: Checklist for Legislative Instructions 3.The Legislative Plan: Designing a Legislative Solution Designing a Legislative Solution: What is it? The Advantages of Compiling a Legislative Plan The Elements of Analysis in the Legislative Plan Analysis of the Existing Law Contents note continued: Analysis of the Necessity of Legislation as a Solution to the Identified Social Need Analysis of Potential Danger Areas Analysis of the Policy Options and the Preferred Legislative Solution Analysis of the Projected Interpretation of the Legislation Initial Considerations of Structure: Thring's Five 'Golden Rules' 4.Structure of a Bill The Theory: Lord Thring's Five Rules of Drafting Revisited More Doctrine: Bergeron's Rules The Practice: Thornton's Approach Structure in Brief: the Traditional Style Structure in Brief: Innovation Arrangements in Parts Headings Sections Marginal Notes Marginal References Table of Arrangements or Arrangement of Sections Real Innovation: the Layered Approach An Example of the Layered Approach in Action: The Succession to Crown Act 2013 (UK) 5.Clarity, Precision, Unambiguity and the Legislative Sentence The Basics Ambiguity and Vagueness Contents note continued: Semantic Ambiguity Common Problems with Small Words: May, Shall, And/​Or Unless -Except Scale Indicators Terms Conveying Ranges of Numbers, Days, Dates and Ages That and Which Serial Commas and Ambiguity Syntactic Ambiguity or Ambiguity at the Sentence Level The Placement Problem Modifiers of Nouns Punctuation: Thornton's Four Rules of Punctuation Gender-Neutral Drafting (gnd) 6.Plain Language What is Plain Language? Plain Language Aspect 1 Knowing your Audience Plain Language Aspect 2 Easy Communication Common Problems of Legislative Texts Best Practices for an Easy Communication: Plain Language Innovations The Debate: Concerns with Plain Language Concern 1 Plain Language Lowers the Standards of Good Writing Concern 2 Intelligibility Concern 3 Plain Language Can only be Achieved if Certainty is Sacrificed Contents note continued: Concern 4 Plain Language Leads to a Loss of Established Meanings of Words Settled over Centuries of Judicial Interpretation The Way Forward 7.Preliminary Provisions The Structure of an Act Preliminary Provisions: A Plain Language Approach The Introductory Text (Formerly Known as Long Title) Enacting Clause Start Date (Formerly Known as Commencement) Application Provisions Innovations for the Future 8.Principal Provisions: the National, EU and International Dimension Principal Provisions Substantive Provisions Administrative Agency Provisions The EU Dimension: National Implementing Measures The Choice of Form The Choice of Language, Syntax and Structure Summing up The International Dimension: Implementing International Agreements Innovation 9.Final Provisions Saving Provisions Transitional Provisions Repeals and Consequential Amendments Purpose Clause/​Objectives Contents note continued: Commencement/​Duration Provisions or Start/​End Date Short Title Schedules Schedule of Definitions Other Schedules 1.Comparative Legislative Drafting The Cliches Statutory Interpretation Rules of Interpretation and Construction in the Common Law: Ilbert's Rules Rules of Interpretation and Construction in the Civil Law World The End of the Cold War in (Statutory) Interpretation Stare Decisis Drafting Rules and Conventions 11.Time in Legislation Prospective Provisions Legalising Provisions Retrospective Legislation Retroactive Provisions The Drafter and Legalising Provisions 12.Amending Provisions Initial Considerations Express and Implied Amendment Direct and Indirect Amendment Drafting Techniques for Direct Textual Amendments Indirect Amendments Amalgamating Indirect Referential Amendment with Direct Textual Amendment Consequential Amendments Implied Repeals Contents note continued: 13.Penal Provisions Drafting Instructions: Initial Considerations The Legislative Plan The Parts of a Penal Provisions Rules of Construction General Rules and Innovation Expressing the Conduct Sanctions Special Circumstances Defences Special Considerations 14.Delegated Legislation What is Delegated Legislation? The Role of the Drafter in Delegated Legislation Use of Delegated Legislation Validity of Delegated Legislation Construction 15.Drafting for Consolidation V Drafting for Codification Codification Consolidation Codification versus Consolidation Diverse Models and the EU 16.Taxation Legislation Understanding Drafting Instructions: Initial Considerations for the Drafter Analysing the Proposal Designing the Law Initial Design Drafting Verification Use of Code 17.Extra-territorial Legislation The Theory of Extra-territoriality: Realism, Liberalism and Beyond Contents note continued: Extra-territoriality in Practice Blocking Legislation Alternatives to Blocking Legislation The Rules on Extra-territorial Legislation 18.Statutory Interpretation and Legislative Drafting Current Techniques of Statutory Interpretation in the UK The Drafters' Duty Presumptions Maxims Drafting and Statutory Interpretation 19.Quality of Legislation Post-Lisbon and the Role of Parliaments The Eu's Regulatory Framework for Legislative Quality The Post-Lisbon Smart Regulation Initiative The UK Approach to Regulatory Quality Modern Parliaments and Legislative Quality 20.Legislative Education and Training Education and Training Training versus Mentoring on the Job Clinical Education and Training in Legislative Drafting National versus Universal Training for Drafters.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

1.Legislation as a Means of Regulation: Effectiveness in Legislative Drafting
Introduction
The Nature of Rules for Regulation: Art or Technology?
The Universality of Rules for Regulation
Compilations of Rules for Regulation: Homogeneity versus Rigidity?
Conclusions
2.Drafting Instructions
What are Drafting Instructions?
Purposes of Drafting Instructions
The Four Principles of Drafting Instructions
What is the Content of Drafting Instructions?
Quality of Legislative Instructions
Style of Drafting Instructions
Conclusions: a Checklist for Quality Drafting Instructions
To Sum Up: Checklist for Legislative Instructions
3.The Legislative Plan: Designing a Legislative Solution
Designing a Legislative Solution: What is it?
The Advantages of Compiling a Legislative Plan
The Elements of Analysis in the Legislative Plan
Analysis of the Existing Law
Contents note continued: Analysis of the Necessity of Legislation as a Solution to the Identified Social Need
Analysis of Potential Danger Areas
Analysis of the Policy Options and the Preferred Legislative Solution
Analysis of the Projected Interpretation of the Legislation
Initial Considerations of Structure: Thring's Five 'Golden Rules'
4.Structure of a Bill
The Theory: Lord Thring's Five Rules of Drafting Revisited
More Doctrine: Bergeron's Rules
The Practice: Thornton's Approach
Structure in Brief: the Traditional Style
Structure in Brief: Innovation
Arrangements in Parts
Headings
Sections
Marginal Notes
Marginal References
Table of Arrangements or Arrangement of Sections
Real Innovation: the Layered Approach
An Example of the Layered Approach in Action: The Succession to Crown Act 2013 (UK)
5.Clarity, Precision, Unambiguity and the Legislative Sentence
The Basics
Ambiguity and Vagueness
Contents note continued: Semantic Ambiguity
Common Problems with Small Words: May, Shall, And/​Or
Unless
-Except
Scale Indicators
Terms Conveying Ranges of Numbers, Days, Dates and Ages
That and Which
Serial Commas and Ambiguity
Syntactic Ambiguity or Ambiguity at the Sentence Level
The Placement Problem
Modifiers of Nouns
Punctuation: Thornton's Four Rules of Punctuation
Gender-Neutral Drafting (gnd)
6.Plain Language
What is Plain Language?
Plain Language Aspect 1 Knowing your Audience
Plain Language Aspect 2 Easy Communication
Common Problems of Legislative Texts
Best Practices for an Easy Communication: Plain Language Innovations
The Debate: Concerns with Plain Language
Concern 1 Plain Language Lowers the Standards of Good Writing
Concern 2 Intelligibility
Concern 3 Plain Language Can only be Achieved if Certainty is Sacrificed
Contents note continued: Concern 4 Plain Language Leads to a Loss of Established Meanings of Words Settled over Centuries of Judicial Interpretation
The Way Forward
7.Preliminary Provisions
The Structure of an Act
Preliminary Provisions: A Plain Language Approach
The Introductory Text (Formerly Known as Long Title)
Enacting Clause
Start Date (Formerly Known as Commencement)
Application Provisions
Innovations for the Future
8.Principal Provisions: the National, EU and International Dimension
Principal Provisions
Substantive Provisions
Administrative Agency Provisions
The EU Dimension: National Implementing Measures
The Choice of Form
The Choice of Language, Syntax and Structure
Summing up
The International Dimension: Implementing International Agreements
Innovation
9.Final Provisions
Saving Provisions
Transitional Provisions
Repeals and Consequential Amendments
Purpose Clause/​Objectives
Contents note continued: Commencement/​Duration Provisions or Start/​End Date
Short Title
Schedules
Schedule of Definitions
Other Schedules
1.Comparative Legislative Drafting
The Cliches
Statutory Interpretation
Rules of Interpretation and Construction in the Common Law: Ilbert's Rules
Rules of Interpretation and Construction in the Civil Law World
The End of the Cold War in (Statutory) Interpretation
Stare Decisis
Drafting Rules and Conventions
11.Time in Legislation
Prospective Provisions
Legalising Provisions
Retrospective Legislation
Retroactive Provisions
The Drafter and Legalising Provisions
12.Amending Provisions
Initial Considerations
Express and Implied Amendment
Direct and Indirect Amendment
Drafting Techniques for Direct Textual Amendments
Indirect Amendments
Amalgamating Indirect Referential Amendment with Direct Textual Amendment
Consequential Amendments
Implied Repeals
Contents note continued: 13.Penal Provisions
Drafting Instructions: Initial Considerations
The Legislative Plan
The Parts of a Penal Provisions
Rules of Construction
General Rules and Innovation
Expressing the Conduct
Sanctions
Special Circumstances
Defences
Special Considerations
14.Delegated Legislation
What is Delegated Legislation?
The Role of the Drafter in Delegated Legislation
Use of Delegated Legislation
Validity of Delegated Legislation
Construction
15.Drafting for Consolidation V Drafting for Codification
Codification
Consolidation
Codification versus Consolidation
Diverse Models and the EU
16.Taxation Legislation
Understanding Drafting Instructions: Initial Considerations for the Drafter
Analysing the Proposal
Designing the Law
Initial Design
Drafting
Verification
Use of Code
17.Extra-territorial Legislation
The Theory of Extra-territoriality: Realism, Liberalism and Beyond
Contents note continued: Extra-territoriality in Practice
Blocking Legislation
Alternatives to Blocking Legislation
The Rules on Extra-territorial Legislation
18.Statutory Interpretation and Legislative Drafting
Current Techniques of Statutory Interpretation in the UK
The Drafters' Duty
Presumptions
Maxims
Drafting and Statutory Interpretation
19.Quality of Legislation Post-Lisbon and the Role of Parliaments
The Eu's Regulatory Framework for Legislative Quality
The Post-Lisbon Smart Regulation Initiative
The UK Approach to Regulatory Quality
Modern Parliaments and Legislative Quality
20.Legislative Education and Training
Education and Training
Training versus Mentoring on the Job
Clinical Education and Training in Legislative Drafting
National versus Universal Training for Drafters.

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