JAMELA  A. ALI, SC

Attorney at Law

Intellectual Property Agent

Legislative Drafter

Notary Public

Mediator

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Legislative Drafting & Law Revision

Jamela A Ali, SC obtained a Master of laws degree in Legislative Drafting from the UWI, Cave Hill, Barbados. She is the principal of the Jamela Ali Law Firm and provides services in Oil and Gas, Mining Law & Agreements, Conveyancing, Property matters, Adoption of Children, Probates of Wills and Administration, Divorces, Formation of Companies, Money Claims, Real Estate and Mediation.

LL.M. Research Paper

THE ROLE OF PARLIAMENTARY COUNSEL AND LEGISLATIVE DRAFTING IN GUYANA - A CRITIQUE by JAMELA A. ALI*


TABLE OF CONTENTS         

TITLE                                              

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS                      

DEDICATION                                   

ABSTRACT                                       

TABLE OF CASES                            

TABLE OF STATUTES                           

TABLE OF BILLS                                  

 

PART 1

    LEGISLATIVE DRAFTING VERSUS
    PARLIAMENTARY COUNSEL
     
     A.   Introduction                             
     B.   Colonial to Present Drafting            
     C.   Status of Parliamentary Counsel         
     D.   The Position in England                 
     E.   The Position in France                  
    

PART 2

    PARLIAMENTARY COUNSEL AND POLICY             
     A.   Introductory                            
     B.   Pre-Drafting Process                    
     C.   Drafting Process                        


PART 3

     THE ROLE OF PARLIAMENTARY COUNSEL         
     A.   Drafting Principles                     
         (i)  Language and the Use of Words      
         (ii) Sentence Structure                 
         (iii) Punctuation                        
         (iv) Definitions                        
         (v) Offences and Penalties               
         (vi) Explanatory Memorandum             
         (vii)Amending Legislation               

     B.   The Constitution                        

     C.   Principles of Good Administration       
          (i) Natural Justice and Legitimate
              Expectation                        
          (ii) Duty to Give Reasons           
         (iii) Ouster Clauses                     
          (iv) Appeals and Alternative Remedies   


PART 4

   RELATED DUTIES OF PARLIAMENTARY COUNSEL

     A.   Statute Law Revision                    
     B.   Consolidation                           
     C.   Codification                            
     D.   Law Reform                            


PART 5

     RECOMMENDATIONS
        

     A.   Status                                  
     B.   Training                                
     C.   Adequate Remuneration                  
     D.   Interpretation Act                     
     E.   Manual                                 
     F.   Other Prerequisites for Legislative       
          Drafting  
                         

     CONCLUSION                                  

     CHALLENGE                                  

     BIBLIOGRAPHY                          

     APPENDIX A                                  

     APPENDIX B  

 

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Jamela A Ali is a former Principal Parliamentary Counsel and an Attorney at Law for over 31 years. She provides legal services in Oil and Gas, Mining Law & Agreements, Conveyancing, Property matters, Trademarks & Patents, Adoption of Children, Divorces, Probates of Wills and Administration, Money Claims, Formation of Companies, Mediation and Real Estate.

Jamela A. Ali is also an Intellectual Property Agent, a Notary Public and a Certified Mediator.

Jamela A. Ali has published on Trademark Reform in Guyana, Adoption of Children Act Reform, Constitutional law, Administrative Law - Duty to Give Reasons, Legislative Drafting, Law Revision, Legal Practitioners Committee and Mediation.

 

For further information, here are the contact details:

Contact person: Jamela A. Ali, Senior Counsel, LLM (Legislative Drafting)(UWI), LLB (Hons), MCIArb.

Office Address: 78 Hadfield and Breda Streets, Werk en Rust, Georgetown, Guyana (br), South America

Telephone number: +592 225 4712

Whats app message:+592 696 2435

Emails:                 jamelalawyer11@yahoo.com

                           jamelaali@gmail.com

Website:               www.GuyaneseLawyer.com

 

 

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