Legislative Drafters is a forum for the international drafting community established by the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, available online at http://legislativedrafters.blogspot.com/.
Daniel Greenberg was Parliamentary Counsel (UK) from 1991 to 2010 and is now Parliamentary Counsel in the Parliamentary Team at Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP in London, editor of Craies on Legislation, Stroud's Judicial Dictionary and Jowitt's Dictionary of English Law, as well as the General Editor of Annotated Statutes, Westlaw UK. Daniel is an associate research fellow of the IALS.
The purpose of the forum is simply to serve as a method of communication for drafters in any jurisdiction around the world, to share ideas, problems and solutions. Anyone can start a thread or leave a comment on an existing thread. The hope is that drafters will feel able to use the forum to seek ideas from their colleagues around the world on technical issues or any legal issue that has a specific association with legislative drafting.
It would also be an ideal repository for short articles which contain thoughts or research that are worth sharing with colleagues internationally but which may not be suitable for inclusion in a journal: it is hoped that from time to time some of these articles will be extracted from the forum and included in a dedicated online journal which will provide a corporate memory for the site. Particularly in its early formative stages, all drafters are warmly invited to become involved in the forum and to help to shape it in a way that will enhance its usefulness to them in the future.