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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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  • 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 >

  • Official Secrets Acts reviewed to meet the challenges of the 21st Century

    The Officials Secret Acts are being independently reviewed to ensure that the law is keeping pace with the challenges of the 21st century. The Law Commission – an independent body set up to reform the law – has today published a consultation paper which suggests ways to improve the law around the protection of official … Read more >

  • Firearms recommendations become law

    The law around firearms has been strengthened today thanks to recommendations by the Law Commission. The Policing and Crime Act 2017 has now received Royal Assent. Part 6 of the Act implements the recommendations of the Law Commission’s Firearms Report that was published at the end of 2015. As a result the law is now: … Read more >