Annual report 2019-20 published

The Law Commission’s Annual Report 2019-20 has been published. This story is also available in Welsh (Mae’r stori hon ar gael yn y Gymraeg hefyd). The annual report highlights the work that the Commission has done over the past twelve months, such as: Hosting the seventh Scarman lecture where we heard from Baroness Hale, the … Read more >

Adroddiad blynyddol 2019-20 wedi’i gyhoeddi

Mae Adroddiad Blynyddol Comisiwn y Gyfraith 2019-20 wedi’i gyhoeddi. Mae’r stori hon ar gael yn y Gymraeg hefyd (This story is also available in English). Mae’r adroddiad blynyddol yn amlygu’r gwaith mae’r Comisiwn wedi’i wneud yn ystod y deuddeg mis diwethaf, fel: Cynnal y seithfed ddarlith Scarman lle clywsom gan y Farwnes Hale, Arlywydd y … Read more >

Law Commission sets out its priorities for 2020-21

The Law Commission has today set out its plans for the current financial year in a new business plan. This story is also available in Welsh (Mae’r stori hon ar gael yn y Gymraeg hefyd). The document sets out measurable targets for the organisation to meet which will help it achieve its aim of reforming … Read more >

Mae Comisiwn y Gyfraith yn cyflwyno ei flaenoriaethau ar gyfer 2020-21

Mae Comisiwn y Gyfraith yn cyflwyno ei flaenoriaethau ar gyfer 2020-21 Heddiw mae Comisiwn y Gyfraith wedi cyflwyno ei gynlluniau ar gyfer y flwyddyn ariannol bresennol mewn cynllun busnes newydd. Mae’r stori hon ar gael yn y Gymraeg hefyd (This story is also available in English). Mae’r ddogfen yn nodi targedau mesuradwy i’r sefydliad eu … Read more >

Responses to consultation show future for self-driving passenger vehicles

The Law Commission of England and Wales and the Scottish Law Commission (the Law Commissions) have today published their analysis of responses to their second consultation paper on automated vehicles. This analysis is part of a three year review of the legal framework for automated vehicles sponsored by the Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles. … Read more >

Government responds to Sentencing Code

The Government has provided its final response to the Sentencing Code Report. The Law Commission Report and accompanying Bill – The Sentencing Code – were published in November 2018. The Sentencing Code will simplify the law of sentencing procedure and bring it into one statute, whilst also removing unnecessary provisions and updating the language. The … Read more >

Law Commission recommends increased powers for employment tribunals

Recommendations to improve how employment law disputes are decided have been published today [29 April 2020] by the Law Commission. The independent body, set up to reform the law, has reviewed the jurisdiction of employment tribunals, and the areas where they share jurisdiction with the civil courts to hear employment and discrimination claims. It found … Read more >

Electoral reforms would reduce confusion and bring elections into the 21st Century

Victorian-era electoral laws are out-dated, confusing and no longer fit for purpose Reforms from the Law Commissions would modernise laws and bring them into a single, consistent legislative framework The changes include simplifying the nomination process, adding imprinting for digital advertisements and updating the circumstances that could result in a poll being suspended Reforms to … Read more >

Sentencing (Pre-consolidation Amendment) Bill re-introduced into Parliament

The Sentencing (Pre-consolidation Amendment) Bill has been re-introduced into Parliament. The Bill was originally introduced in May 2019 but the Bill’s passage was halted by the 2019 general election. This short technical Bill is necessary to pave the way for the main Sentencing Code Bill to be introduced as a consolidation Bill. Once passed, the … Read more >