How Does the UK Legal System Work

As the United Kingdom consist of four countries, there are laws that applies throughout the UK while some applies only in one, two, or three countries. Civil servants and public sector staff would benefit from having better understanding on the legal context they work in. Legal concepts that usually found in policy work, project delivery or contract management can be difficult to understand for those without professional legal qualifications. This virtual training is designed to demystify technical concepts and explain to participants in simple terms. Participants can then carry out their duties with confidence knowing how the legal system work and especially how they can work with their legal team if required.

Key features:

  • Understand the unwritten constitution of UK
  • Demystify key legal concepts
  • Legal context in which Arm’s Length Bodies operate in
  • Impact of devolution on the legal system
  • Understand the court and tribunal system and how your organisation interact with them
  • How to work effective with your legal team

Who is this virtual course for:

This virtual course is designed for civil servants and public sector staff who have no prior professional legal qualifications.


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Face to Face Training
option available


10:00 - 16:00


£395 + VAT


Zoom or MS Teams


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In-House Option

This course is available In-House and can be tailored to meet your individual training requirements.


Lead Trainer

Daniel Greenberg

Daniel Greenberg

Daniel is a lawyer specialising in legislation and the legislative process. He is currently a consultant at Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP and a legal adviser in the Office of the Speaker’s Counsel and House of Commons.

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Daniel Greenberg

Daniel Greenberg

Daniel Greenberg is a lawyer specialising in legislation and the legislative process.  He served in the Lord Chancellor's Department from 1988 to 1991 and in the Office of the Parliamentary Counsel (UK) from 1991 to 2010.  From 2010 to 2016 he was an adviser in the Office of Speaker's Counsel, House of Commons and a consultant Parliamentary Counsel at Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP.

 In August 2016 he was appointed Counsel for Domestic Legislation in the House of Commons.  He also serves as the General Editor of Westlaw UK Annotated Statutes and Topics Encyclopaedia.  

He drafts primary and subordinate legislation in the UK, and has provided drafting and training services in Albania, Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, Isle of Man, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nigeria, South Georgia, Sri Lanka, the Solomon Islands and elsewhere.  He is also the Editor of Craies on Legislation (2004, 2008, 2012, 2017), Stroud’s Judicial Dictionary (2000, 2006, 2012, 2016) and Jowitt’s Dictionary of English Law (2010, 2015, 2019), the Editor in Chief of the Statute Law Review, the Editor of Halsbury’s Laws on Statutes, and a contributing editor to the Oxford English Dictionary.  

His book Laying Down the Law was published by Thomson Reuters in 2009.  His Statutes for Students - a short guide to reading and applying legislation - was published in January 2019.   He is an Associate Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London, a teaching faculty member of the legislative drafting course of Athabasca University, an Associate Research Fellow of the Law Faculty of Bar Ilan University, a member of the Advisory Board of the Institute of Legal and Constitutional Research at the University of St Andrews, a Director of the Constitution Reform Group, a Fellow of the Bingham Institute for the Rule of Law and a Council Member of the Statute Law Society.

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