29 September 2021, 6-7 pm 

“The Rule of Law and Subordinate Legislation”

Speaker: Sir Jonathan Jones, KCB QC,
former HM Procurator General, Treasury Solicitor and Head of the Government Legal Services

You may attend this lecture in person at Bentham House, UCL, London (places limited) or online. Make your choice when you register.

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The 2021 Annual Lord Renton Lecture will be given by Lady Arden of Heswall, Justice of the Supreme Court. 
25 November 2021, 6pm
Bentham House, UCL, London and online.


Devolution and the Statute Book

The 2020 Annual Lord Renton Lecture  was given on 15 December 2020 by The Rt Hon. James Wolffe QC, Lord Advocate of Scotland

To download the text of the lecture CLICK HERE 


Thinking policy through before legislating – aspirational legislation

To read the text of the 2019 Lord Renton lecture, given by The Rt Hon. The Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd PC, former Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales CLICK HERE



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The Statute Law Society invited academics from leading law schools to a round table meeting on 30 October 2009 to discuss current teaching of legislation in law faculties and how it might be improved, bearing in mind the many demands on curriculum time.

The notes and papers listed below are intended as background material for those interested in this topic.

Note of meeting held on 30 October 2009 at the Supreme Court, London. Click here

David Miers – Legislation: can we teach it? Click here

Mr Justice Sales – Structured approach to teaching legislation, June 2009. Click here

David Miers – Note, October 2009.  Click here

Ian McLeod – Outline.  Click here

Ian McLeod – Follow-up Note.  Click here

Richard Ekins – Statute Law Course Outline.  Click here

John Bell – Teaching Statutory Interpretation. Click here