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Masterclass: The Legislative Process and Drafting

September 4th @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm


Full Course Details

Title: Masterclass:  The Legislative Process & Drafting
Date: Wednesday, September 4th 2024
Time: 9.30am – 1.00pm
CPD: 3.5 CPD Hours
Method of Delivery: Online
Fee: €360


Masterclass Overview

Legislative drafting can be defined as the drafting of legislation and of any writing which arises out of legislation.

Under the Constitution of Ireland, the Oireachtas is the only institution of the Irish State that can make laws. Legislation starts as a Bill. The bill must be passed by the Dáil and the Seanad (the two Houses of the Oireachtas) before the President can sign the bill into law. When it is signed by the President, the Bill becomes an Act and is added to the Statute Book.

Bills must pass through a number of stages before they are voted on by the members of the Oireachtas, including a drafting stage. Once it is drafted, a Bill must go through five stages before it becomes law.

This seminar will grant attendees the skills required when interacting and working closely with legislative updates and will offer a detailed outline on the legislative process involved in drafting a bill and the stages it must go through before it becomes law. It will also offer a detailed look at the structure of legislation and will incorporate relevant case studies and practical exercises for open discussion.


Learning Outcomes:

The seminar will cover the following areas of discussion:

  • Separation of Powers and types of legislation
  • Examples of amending legislation
  • Stages of a Bill (Enactment, Commencement)
  • The Role of the President and the Council of State
  • Statutory Instruments – Delegates and Secondary Legislation
  • Legislative Changes and Amendments – Orders and Regulations
  • The Impact of EU Law


Who Should Attend?

This seminar will be of interest to all legal professionals and anyone involved in drafting legislation or working with legislative updates.



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3+ Delegates – 5% Discount
5+ Delegates – 10% Discount
10+ Delegates – 15% Discount

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The Legislative Process & Drafting


September 4th
9:30 am - 1:00 pm
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