DeHavilland events are an opportunity for public affairs professionals across the UK and EU to engage with the latest in policy. Our team are often joined by politicians, policy experts and industry professionals from Parliament and beyond. All sessions provide extensive time for attendees to ask questions and develop their understanding of the touchpoints for engaging with legislation.

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How to effectively engage with legislation

How to effectively engage with legislation

May 17 2022 Online

DeHavilland is pleased to announce that our next event will be with Liam Laurence Smyth, Clerk of Legislation in the House of Commons, at 09:30 – 10:30 on Tuesday 17 May. 

Following this week’s Queen’s Speech, we are thrilled to be able to bring one of the most knowledgeable legislative experts in the UK to discuss all things pertaining to Bills and their passage through Parliament.  

Mr Laurence Smyth is Clerk of Legislation in the Public Bill Office, where he oversees supervision of legislative procedure and parliamentary scrutiny of legislation. In and around the Commons since 1977, he has previously served in a range of clerk roles including Clerk of Bills and Clerk of Delegated Legislation. 

This is a must-attend session for public affairs professionals looking to improve their understanding of: 

  • How legislation makes its way through Parliament  

  • The touchpoints for public engagement with Bills 

  • The most effective ways to engage with a Bill’s passage through Parliament  

Taking place virtually, the session has limited places to ensure there is enough time for a wide range of questions from the audience.  

Speakers: 

Liam Laurence Smyth, Clerk of Legislation, Public Bill Office, House of Commons 

Chair: Arran Russell, Head of Content and Service, DeHavilland  

Is the EU fit for 55? A DeHavilland EU panel discussion

Is the EU Fit for 55? A DeHavilland EU discussion

24 May 2022 Online

 

DeHavilland EU is pleased to announce that its next event will take place between 09:00 – 10:00 CET on Tuesday 24 May, focusing on the EU’s landmark Fit for 55 package. 

Under the milestone initiative of the EU Green Deal to make Europe the first climate neutral continent by 2050, Fit for 55 aims to see greenhouse gas emissions reduced by at least 55% by the end of the decade. To explore this further, DeHavilland EU brings together an expert panel to assess its progress. 

Drawing on the insight of policy makers, industry and technical experts, this session will provide: 

  • An overview of the files and their progress so far 

  • Insights into what can be expected next for the package 

  • Discussion of the touchpoints for engaging with the legislations’ development 

  • Audience Q&A with the panellists 

Taking place virtually, the session has limited places to ensure there is enough time for a wide range of questions from the audience.  

Panellists 

Ismail Ertug MEP, S&D Germany; TRAN rapporteur for alternative fuels infrastructure and batteries legislation 

Kieran Watkins, Senior Consultant, EU Regulatory and Public Affairs, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer  

Christina Kouremenou, Senior Consultant, DeHavilland EU (Chair) 

How to engage with Government

How to engage with Government

22 June 2022 Online

DeHavilland is pleased to announce our next event, ‘How to engage with Government’, which will take place at 09:30 – 10:30 on Wednesday 22 June.

Bringing together two former Special Advisers who have worked at the heart of Government, the session will be focused on process, approaches and methods for effective engagement with the work of the Government.

The session is a must-attend for public affairs professionals working in and around Westminster and Whitehall looking to learn about the most effective ways to input into the development and progression of the Government’s policy agenda.

Focus areas for discussion will include:

  • Touchpoints for Government engagement
  • How Special Advisers work within Government
  • Best practice for getting issues on top of Ministers’ in-trays

 

Speakers:
Lilah Howson-Smith, Associate Director, Global Counsel and former Special Adviser to Chief Whip’s Office and Julian Smith, former Northern Ireland Secretary

Chris White, Co-Head, Advocacy, SEC Newgate and former Special Adviser to Lord Hague, Lord Lansley and Lord McLoughlin

Chair: Arran Russell, Head of Content and Service, DeHavilland

Taking place virtually, the session has limited places to ensure there is enough time for a wide range of questions from the audience.