The Law Commission is the statutory independent body created by the Law Commissions Act 1965 to keep the law 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
  • effective
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  • Firearms – making the law more balanced and more effective

    The law governing the ownership and use of firearms is complex and difficult to apply. It is spread across a number of pieces of overlapping legislation, creating significant practical difficulties for investigating authorities and prosecutors, and generating uncertainty for the licensed firearms community. Today the Law Commission is publishing a scoping consultation paper, identifying the … Read more >

  • Law Commission Annual Report 2014–15: a very successful year

    The Law Commission’s Annual Report 2014–15, published today, charts the Commission’s activities and achievements over the past year, including our law reform, consolidation and statute law repeals work; the beginnings of our 50th anniversary celebrations; and all we have done to strengthen ties with our valuable stakeholders. The past year has been the most productive … Read more >

  • Celebrating 50 years of the Law Commission


    Last night we held a celebratory event to mark the Law Commission’s 50th anniversary. More than 180 guests, including former Law Commissioners and Law Commission staff, stakeholders and friends of the Commission, joined us in Parliament’s elegant Terrace Pavilion to help celebrate the achievements of 50 years of law reform. Welcoming guests to the reception, … Read more >

  • Strengthening relationships with Welsh Ministers

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    A Protocol between the Law Commission and Welsh Ministers has been laid before the National Assembly for Wales, formalising how we will work together in relation to Welsh devolved matters. The Protocol, which was signed on 2 July, sets out the approach that the Commission and Welsh Ministers will jointly take to the Commission’s law … Read more >

  • Cryfhau Cysylltiadau â Gweinidogion Cymru

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    Gosodwyd Protocol rhwng Comisiwn y Gyfraith a Gweinidogion Cymru gerbron Cynulliad Cenedlaethol Cymru i ffurfioli sut byddwn yn cydweithio mewn perthynas â materion datganoledig Cymru. Mae’r Protocol, a lofnodwyd ar 2 Gorffennaf, yn nodi’r dull y bydd y Comisiwn a Gweinidogion Cymru yn ei ddefnyddio ar y cyd i ymdrin â gwaith y Comisiwn wrth … Read more >