Representation in the Legislative Process of the European Union
Our legislative affairs practice regularly advises on the process of legislation in the European Union, including the type of procedures, the timeframe of legislation and the parliamentary stages as well as on the institutions involved (Commission, Parliament, and Council) and how they operate.
Public consultations and policy papers lie at the heart of legislative work and provide vital opportunities for organisations to provide input into the policy process. We assist clients in preparing responses to consultations and in alerting them to the implications of government proposals.
The combination of legal and policy expertise ensures that the responses are targeted, informed and effective. The public policy practice can also advise on the legal aspects of consultations, including possible legal challenges and statutory requirements.
We also advise on the constitutional and Union lawfulness of draft laws as well as the legislative implementation of constitutional and Union court decisions.