Office of the Parliamentary Counsel

Part of Cabinet Office

Latest from the Office of the Parliamentary Counsel

  1. Office of the Parliamentary Counsel drafting guidance
  2. Crown application
  3. The legislation game

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What the Office of the Parliamentary Counsel does

The Office of the Parliamentary Counsel is a group of government lawyers who specialise in drafting legislation. We work closely with departments to translate policy into clear, effective and readable law. Our role will often begin when legislation is first being considered and we will remain involved throughout the Parliamentary process and beyond.

OPC is part of the Cabinet Office.

Read more about what we do

Documents

Our announcements

  1. The legislation game
  2. First Parliamentary Counsel appointed: Elizabeth Gardiner
  3. See all announcements

Our consultations

  1. Explanatory notes for bills: new format
  2. See all consultations

Our publications

  1. Office of the Parliamentary Counsel drafting guidance
  2. Crown application
  3. See all publications

Our management

Elizabeth Gardiner
Elizabeth Gardiner
First Parliamentary Counsel

Contact OPC

Office address

1 Horse Guards Road
London
SW1A 2HQ
United Kingdom

Telephone

+44 (0)20 7276 6586

Make an FOI request

  1. Read about the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act and how to make a request.
  2. Check our previous releases to see if we’ve already answered your question.
  3. Make a new request by contacting us using the details below.

Freedom of information requests

FOI Team
Cabinet Office
Room 3.32
1 Horse Guards Road
London
SW1A 2HQ
United Kingdom

Corporate information

Jobs and contracts

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