...the uber-manual of all legislative drafting manuals...Like all legislative drafters around the
world, I love Thornton's Legislative Drafting both in its earlier editions and its new editions, and
I will always regard it as an invaluable tool for those who wish to think more about the choices
that they make in their everyday drafting activities. It is an essential work for which the legislative
drafting community remains constantly grateful.
Daniel Greenberg CB, Statute Law Review, 2023, 44
The 6th edition of a legal text is in itself a tribute to its durability and usefulness. In the over 50 years since G.C. Thornton published his 1st edition in 1970, his book has stood the test of time … Under the direction of Professor Xanthaki, the 5th and now 6th editions … have continued to pursue Thornton's original objective of providing practical guidance to those engaged in drafting legislation.
John Mark Keyes, University of Ottawa, The Loophole