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Leading Barrister Set for Ulster Visit

2 October 2013

Law students at the University of Ulster’s Magee campus will have the chance to meet one of the UK’s top barristers this week.

Daniel Greenberg, who was Parliamentary Counsel (UK) from 1991-2010, will deliver a lecture on statutory interpretation to undergraduate students from the School of Law on Thursday.

An eminent barrister specialising in legislation, Mr Greenberg is a member of the Parliamentary team at Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP, where he advises on statutory interpretation, the legislative process and machinery of government.

He is editor of ‘Craies on Legislation’, Stroud’s Judicial Dictionary and Jowitt’s Dictionary of English Law. He is also the General Editor of Annotated Statutes, Westlaw UK.

His most recent book about the legislative process, ‘Laying Down the Law’, was published in May 2011.

Mr Greenberg is an associate research fellow of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies at the University of London, a consultant to the Public Law team of the Practical Law Company and a consultant to the Oxford English Dictionary.

Dr Eugene McNamee, Head of the School of Law, said: “We are delighted to welcome Daniel Greenberg to the Magee campus.

“OurLLB students are particularly looking forward to discussing so fundamental a legal question as statutory interpretation with such a renowned expert.

“We are gratefulto Professor Heenan, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Communication, and Provost, Magee and Coleraine, and to Eva Grossman, Politics Plus, Northern Ireland Assembly, for makingMr Greenberg'svisit possible.”

Daniel Greenberg’s seminar will take place on Thursday 3 October from 9am to 10.30am, Room ME013b, School of Law, University of Ulster, Magee.

Anyone who would like to attend should contact Dr Alice Diver, School of Law on: 028 71675647 or email: