Legislative Drafting and Capacity Building
William Wilson has wide experience of the whole process of legislative drafting projects, from developing political instructions through drafting laws to taking them through Parliament or developing them through international negotiations. He undertakes legislative drafting and regulatory review projects on environmental and energy law internationally.
Environment Act 1995
William was the Legal Manager for this Act, which set up the Environment Agency for England and Wales and overhauled the whole environmental statute book.
Water Industry Act 1999
UK revision of legislation.
EU Water Framework Directive 2000
Part of the UK presidency team undertaking the negotiation and drafting of the principle EU water legislation.
Water Act 2003
Legal manager of publication draft of more significant water law reform.
Statutory Instruments and Regulations
Drafted numerous Regulations and Statutory Instruments covering air quality, water, radioactive substances, implementing the EU Landfill Regulation, waste, environmental protection.
EU REACH chemicals Regulation 2006
Drafting amendments, advising clients on negotiations for 2.5 years.
2011 – 2013 Legal and Regulatory Reform Project, a new nuclear country, Far East
Lead draftsman on contribution to revision of nuclear law for a new nuclear country, Far East. Also drafted implementing Regulations.
2012-2014 Nuclear Law and Nuclear Liability Law, Middle East
Lead draftsman on project to produce a new Nuclear law and Nuclear Liability Law for a country in the Middle East, including policy workshops with government stakeholder and working with local counsel.
2016 – 2017 Drafting Instructions for a new Offshore Renewable Energy Law for a Crown Dependency
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