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The Law Commission is the statutory independent body created by the Law Commissions Act 1965 to keep the law of England and Wales under review and to recommend reform where it is needed. The aim of the Commission is to ensure that the law is:

  • fair
  • modern
  • simple
  • cost effective
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  • 13th Programme update

    Last summer the  Law Commission called for ideas for its 13th Programme of Law Reform. We received a huge amount of responses – with 215 unique projects suggestions – and are currently analysing the responses. While no decisions have been made yet, the Law Commission had planned to seek the Lord Chancellor’s approval for the … Read more >

  • Protection of Official Data consultation deadline extended

    Due to a large amount of interest, the deadline for responding to the Protection of Official Data open public consultation has been extended to 3 May. The paper, launched on the 2nd February, suggests ways to improve the law around the protection of official information. It is an independent review of the laws – including … Read more >

  • Treasury acts to change unfair law around logbook loans

    Log book loans can be thing of the past

    The Law Commission today welcomed the decision by Ministers to close a legal loophole which means buyers of second-hand vehicles are at risk of having them repossessed due to unfair laws around logbook loans. Logbook loans are a way for borrowers to use their car or van as security for a loan and over the … Read more >