Alison Evans, Legislation Practice Lead

Alison EvansAlison Evans is the Legislation Practice Lead for Senscia. She trained as a legislative drafter with the drafting office for the Australian Federal Government. She worked in the International Legal Assistance Branch of the Australian Attorney-General’s Government where she was an in-house legislative drafter providing development assistance to establish and strengthen legislative frameworks to combat crime (in particular transnational and organised crime). In 2013, she fulfilled a life-long dream to live in Europe. She worked as a legislative drafter for the Attorney General’s Chambers of the Isle of Man Government during 2013 and 2014.

As well as legislative drafting, she has experience from the other side of the legislative drafting desk, having worked in a policy development role with the Australian Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. She is particularly interested in finding better ways to talk about and understand the interaction between policy development and legislative reform, and to improve legislative reform processes, especially in post-conflict and developing jurisdictions. She likes operating at what she thinks of as the “crevasse” that sometimes exists between legislative drafters and the policy development machinery.

Originally from Australia, Alison holds a Master of Arts in Applied Linguistics from the University of New England and a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts (Major in Linguistics) from the University of Queensland. She is admitted to practice as a solicitor to the Supreme Court of Queensland, Australia. Her key academic interests outside legislative drafting are communication and language acquisition. Having settled in Belgium at the beginning of 2014, she hasn’t yet tried every brand of chocolate that Belgium has to offer, but she’s working on it.


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