At the Sir William Dale Centre, Professor Helen Xanthaki and Dr Giulia Adriana Pennisi have come to explore the crossroads between legislative drafting and language/linguistics.

In particular, Dr Pennisi has opened a new agenda: the use of teachings from her own discipline of linguistics in applications useful and relevant to legislative drafting. An example of this work so far has been a workshop on Legislative Drafting and Language that took place at the IALS on 27 June 2013 and witnessed the participation of eminent scholars and experts in the field of law and language.