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Helen Xanthaki

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Professor Helen Xanthaki is Dean, Postgraduate Laws Programmes, University of London; and Senior Research Fellow at the IALS, University of London. She is a leading expert in legislation, law-making and legislative quality. She was the first and only Professor of Legislative Drafting in the UK, and served for 18 years at the Sir William Dale Centre for Legislative Studies (most of them as the Director). She has published extensively in the field of legislation and legislative drafting, most recently as the author of two books in the field: Thornton's Legislative Drafting 5th Edition, (2013, Bloomsbury, London) and Drafting Legislation: Art and Technology of Rules for Regulation (2014, Hart Publishers, Oxford). She has edited two collections: Helen Xanthaki, (ed) Enhancing Legislative Drafting in the Commonwealth: A Wealth of Innovation (2014, Routledge, London); and the forthcoming Ulrich Karpen and Helen Xanthaki (eds), Legislation in Europe: A Handbook for Scholars and Practitioners, forthcoming Hart Publishers, Oxford). She has contributed to most journals in the field, including the Theory and Practice of Legislation, Statute Law Review, Hukim Journal on Legislation, European Journal of Law Reform, The Korean Legal Research Institute Journal of Legislation and Evaluation, Studi parlamentari e di politica costituzionale. She has offered evidence to the House of Lords, the House of Commons, the European Commission, the European Parliament (Legal Affiars Committee). She has served as a consultant to the European Commission, the European Parliament, governments, the World Bank and many other national, regional, and international fora.

Writes Legal Profession and Skills, Constitutional & Administrative Law, General, Legal Philosophy, International & Comparative Criminal Law, European Law, Litigation & Civil Procedure

Author of Thornton's Legislative Drafting, Drafting Legislation, OLAF at the Crossroads

Editor of Legislation in Europe


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