Research and analysis
Legislation: what works best for the reader
This article describes a study carried out in 2012 into how legislation is drafted and presented.
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The Office of the Parliamentary Counsel and The National Archives carried out this study to:
- understand more about what it was like to be a reader of legislation
- assess whether some drafting techniques were more helpful for readers than others
This article by Alison Bertlin was first published in the May 2014 issue of The Loophole, a publication by the Commonwealth Association of Legislative Counsel.