The following jobs are available in legislative drafting offices. The jobs are advertised here as a service to the legislative drafting offices in which the jobs are available. (Any jobs available in the Australian Government Office of Parliamentary Counsel are advertised on the OPC website's Employment page.)

CALC offers no warranty about the following jobs.

You should contact the legislative drafting office in which a particular job is available for further information about the job or to apply for the job.

Click on the icon next to the job you are interested in to download the advertisement for the job (which has been prepared by the legislative drafting office in which the job is available).

Position Closing Date Information for applicants

Legislative drafters and Legislation Services Consultant (3 posts) -- Legislative Drafting Office, Jersey 


4pm GMT, 28 July 2021


Advert  (all 3 posts) (879 KB)

Apply online


Drafter job description (45 KB)

Drafter person specification (16 KB)



Re-advertisement with clarification -- Establishment of an Open List Agreement for the Provision of Legal Drafters – Secondary Legislation Service – Northern Ireland

first sift and go live date 14 September 2020 Document (17 KB)  


Legislative Counsel (Drafting) -- Legislative Drafting Department of the Portfolio of Legal Affairs, Cayman Islands Government -- Cayman Islands


29 March 2021 Apply online


Job description


Assistant Parliamentary Counsel, OPC, Cabinet Office, London, UK 

11:55 pm (UK time) on 28 March 2021 Apply online Advert (14 KB) 


Two Grade 5 Legislative Counsel positions, Office of the Legislative Counsel (OLC), Northern Ireland

12 noon (UK time) on  22 February 2021 Apply online Advert


Chief Legislative Counsel, Alberta, Canada


22 January 2021 Apply online Advert

Advertising legislative drafting positions

CALC advertises legislative drafting positions as a service to its members. Legislative drafting offices wishing to have positions advertised on this page should contact the secretary at Ross.Carter@pco.govt.nz. (CALC usually charges a fee for the service, and details are available on request.) 

CALC also offers other services to legislative drafting offices that are advertising legislative drafting positions. For a fee, information about positions can be circulated by email to CALC members throughout the Commonwealth. Currently, CALC has about 2,000 members. In addition, positions can be advertised in The Loophole or in the CALC Newsletter (this may be dependent on the timing on those publications). If you would like to enquire about these services, please contact the secretary at Ross.Carter@pco.govt.nz.

Contract Drafters

The following Consultant Legislative Counsel are available to perform contract drafting. If you are interested in obtaining their services, you should contact them directly.

CALC offers no warranty as to the skills or experience of any of the Consultant Legislative Counsel listed here.

Jonothan Abbott has more than 20 years of legislative drafting experience, mostly as drafting counsel with the Department of Justice, Hong Kong. Since leaving that office in 2005 he has undertaken project and contract drafting work, both in Hong Kong and elsewhere. His drafting experience covers a wide range of subjects, including intellectual property, banking, shipping, implementation of international treaties, privatisation of state-owned entities and anti-corruption legislation. Jonothan can be contacted at: jonabbott@netvigtor.com or by phone on (852) 9272-5492

Chinua Asuzu has been involved in law review and legislative drafting since 1999, when Nigeria returned to democratic government. Chinua has drafted or reviewed hundreds of bills at national and state levels. Since 2012, Chinua has researched, taught, and written on legal writing and communication. Some of Chinua's works are available on amazon.com/author/chinuaasuzu. Chinua's résumé (46KB). Chinua Asuzu / assizeslawfirm.com / briefwriting.net / learnedwriting.com / writehouse.org / +234 (0)803 341 2508

Brian Crozier was the Director of Legal Drafting (the chief legislative drafter) in Zimbabwe from 1989 until he resigned in 2000. Before taking up that position, he worked as a public prosecutor and legal adviser in Rhodesia/Zimbabwe. Brian is available for individual drafting assignments, preferably ones that could be carried out in Zimbabwe. However, he would consider assignments requiring work outside Zimbabwe for up to 2 months at a time. Contact Brian at crozier@africaonline.co.zw.

More details are available in the following document:

  • Brian Crozier CV (9k | 31k)

Andrew Fernbach provides legislative counsel services for principal and subordinate legislation of all types. He has specialist experience in Commonwealth government regulation for the financial sector, gambling industry and bullion traders in regard to anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing (AML/CTF) laws. Andrew was a legislative drafter at AUSTRAC (Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre), Commonwealth of Australia, for over 10 years. He is familiar with the process of industry consultation and the impact regulatory impact statements (RIS) may have in legislative development. As a lawyer with GOVLAW, he is passionate about drafting and communicating in plain language about what can often be complex regulatory environments.

Contact Andrew at andrew.fernbach@govlaw.com.au or by phone at (+61) 411 879 943


More details are available on www.govlaw.com.au/ or in the following brochure:


  • Andrew Fernbach -- Brochure (860.31k)

Michele Forzley is a global public health lawyer. Her work is focused in the public health sector on  issues of emergency preparedness, International Health Regulations, public health and infectious disease control, access to medicines, TRIPS and health, universal health coverage, health system strengthening and all other aspects of health system functioning. Since 1999 she has assisted numerous low-and middle-income countries and regional health committees with legislative drafting services, the preparation of other legal instruments, treaty and model law domestication and institutional reform. Michele has provided consulting services to health authorities in Africa, Asia, Pacific region, middle and near east, and to international public organizations such as the World Bank and World Health Organization.  She is a member of the WHO IHR Roster of Experts on Health Law, Ethics and Human Rights and is dually trained in public health.  She is available on a short or long term contract basis. Located in the DC metro area she can be contacted at michele@micheleforzley.com, by phone +1-301-565-0680 and by Skype michele.forzley. 

Clive Grenyer spent 21 years undertaking parliamentary work in the United Kingdom, most recently dealing with Home Office Services, followed by five years as First Legislative Counsel with the Cayman Islands Government, three years as a legislative draftsman in Jersey, and a year as First Parliamentary Counsel in Antigua and Barbuda. He was also a member of the team that drafted the new constitution for Kenya, and is currently an independent consultant, and, as such, has drafted legislation for various Commonwealth Governments, and constitutions for international organisations. Contact him at grenyer@btopenworld.com, or by phone on +44-1892-533734. He is available for individual assignments or short or long term contracts world-wide.

Carol Bernard Madden has more than 18 years of legislative drafting experience, mostly as Parliamentary Counsel (at various levels) within the Office of the Parliamentary Counsel, Jamaica. Since leaving that office in 2007 she has undertaken Consultancies, in Jamaica and in the Caribbean, both as an individual and jointly with a Consulting firm. Her drafting experience covers a wide range of subjects, including Public Sector Modernisation, Civil Aviation, Municipalities, Electoral Matters, Consumer Protection, Food Safety, Financial Services, Constitutional Amendments, Alternative Dispute Resolution and the Caribbean Single Market Economy. She is also engaged in projects requiring legal research, prime of which has culminated in the book “Strengthening Jamaica’s Conflict of Interest Rules”. Carol may be contacted at: cbernardmadden@yahoo.co.uk or by phone on (876) 908-1035.

David Metcalf, former Deputy Parliamentary Counsel, Australian Capital Territory (Canberra, Australia-based).

Following a 19-year private sector career in personal injury litigation, David had a mid-career epiphany and transitioned into legislative drafting. He retired from full time work in November 2020 after 16 years with the Parliamentary Counsel’s Office (PCO) at the ACT Department of Justice and Community Safety. He worked as Deputy Parliamentary Counsel for 11 years.

David considers himself a generalist drafter and settler - able to swiftly understand the needs of instructors and efficiently provide (or settle) plain English legislative drafting to the highest standard. David has experience drafting principal and subordinate laws dealing with municipal and State government issues, and court rules, having represented the Parliamentary Counsel on the ACT’s judicial court rules committee for over 10 years. He has also provided development services in the areas of drafting and initiating legislation for private members of the pacific Island of Kiribati and for drafters in PNG.

David’s availability:

Available to draft or settle (and on-the-job development of junior drafters).
Available for temporary assignments or longer secondments, working remotely in Canberra, Australia but open to attending the workplace where required, COVID permitting.

Contact details:
David Metcalf CV (Curriculum Vitae (279 KB))

Email: david.metcalf@internode.on.net  Mobile: +61 2 408491192

Robert Olding offers contract legislative drafting services, specialising in taxation/revenue laws. Formerly the Chief Tax Counsel for the Australian Taxation Office, Robert now consults to revenue authorities in Australia and internationally, including as a Member of the International Monetary Fund Panel of Experts.  In the latter capacity, he has provided advice on legislative development and legislative drafting services to the taxation authorities of developing countries and is a recognised expert in value added taxes (VAT/GST/Consumption Tax). Apart from being a former very senior taxation official, and before that a tax partner in an international firm, Robert is also a sessional member of the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal. Drawing on this varied, high-level experience, he brings a unique focus to taxation/revenue law matters. He can be contacted at robert@robertoldingservices.com.au; and by phone: 61+0421 612 756. 

Mrs. Samantha C. Jn. Paul Samuel has practised as a legislative drafter for over 11 years. She is also a British trained barrister and has practiced in chambers. For part of her career, she was the Director of the Legislative Drafting Unit in Saint Lucia, West Indies, working directly with instructing ministries, Cabinet, Parliament and the Prime Minister’s office. She currently practices as a Legislative Drafting Consultant primarily for the OECS and the Commonwealth regions. Mrs. Samuel’s drafting experience covers a variety of areas. These include securities, investment funds, health, education, civil status, broadcasting, electronic transactions, ICT legislation, tourism incentives, income tax, immigration, agriculture, sustainable development, environment, value added tax, banking, companies, consumer protection, constitution and criminal code.

Mrs Samuel is available for long and short term assignments and for both onsite consultations and home based projects. She can be contacted by email:  samantha@lawsaintlucia.com, phone: 863.258.5819, Skype: samsam19407,  post: 2734 Calabria Avenue, Davenport, Florida, USA 33897 or through the LCM website: www.lawsaintlucia.com

Ms. Barbara Vargas is a Caribbean legal expert practising law for over 20 years, including 15 years as a legislative drafting consultant primarily in the OECS Member States. She specialises in drafting legislation and other legal instruments, including treaties and treaty implementation legislation, model legislation and national legislation through her company Legal and Drafting Services Ltd. (LDS). LDS was established in 2005 to support the work of national drafting offices and assist with public sector strategic initiatives requiring legal and regulatory advice and legislative drafting services. Our distinctive characteristic lies in combining our intimate understanding of the laws, legal systems, legislative drafting norms, cultural context and challenges of the small island States of the Caribbean, with our knowledge of international trends—both in legislative drafting and in legal and regulatory reform. We therefore provide solutions that are inspired by international experience, but adapted to fit the national legal, institutional and socio-economic context of small island states. She can be contacted at barbara.vargas@ldsdrafters.com, by phone on 758.285.3000, on Skype ID: bkvargas, postal address: 7 Mongiraud St, P.O Box 468, Castries, St. Lucia or on the LDS website - www.ldsdrafters.com.