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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
  • cost effective

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  • Bronwen Maddox appointed Non-Executive Board Member

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    We are very pleased to welcome Bronwen Maddox as a Non-Executive Board Member of the Law Commission. In September 2016 Bronwen Maddox was appointed as the Director of the Institute for Government, an independent charity working to increase government effectiveness. For the previous five and a half years, she was editor and chief executive of Prospect Magazine. … Read more >

  • Pension Funds and Social Investment: Call for Evidence

    We have issued a short call for evidence for our pension funds and social investment project. The Minister for Civil Society, Rob Wilson MP, has asked the Law Commission to look at social investment by pension funds. We invite views from consultees on social investment by pension funds and in particular, whether there are any … Read more >

  • Simplifying sentencing procedure

    Current sentencing procedure is overwhelmingly complex and difficult to apply even for experienced practitioners and judges. It is contained in numerous separate provisions across a multitude of statutes with no coherent structure to aid navigation. On 7 October 2016 we published an interim report which summarises the responses we received to a consultation document on … Read more >