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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

Latest news

  • New reforms to recover millions more from the proceeds of crime

    The Law Commission has published new reforms to overhaul the system for recovering the proceeds of criminal activities. The reforms, which are the culmination of a Home Office-commissioned review, would enhance enforcement powers and could lead to the recovery of millions of pounds of additional funds from offenders each year. A “confiscation order” is a … Read more >

  • Comisiwn y Gyfraith yn cyflwyno ei flaenoriaethau ar gyfer 2022-23

    Mae’r stori hon ar gael yn Saesneg hefyd (This story is also available in English). Heddiw, fe wnaeth Comisiwn yn Gyfraith gosod allan ei gynllun am y flwyddyn ariannol presennol mewn cynllun busnes newydd. Mae’r ddogfen yn nodi targedau mesuradwy i’r sefydliad a fydd yn ei helpu i gyflawni ei nod o ddiwygio’r gyfraith. Mae’n cyflwyno … Read more >

  • Law Commission sets out its priorities for 2022-23

    The Law Commission has today set out its plans for the current financial year in a new business plan. The document sets out measurable targets for the organisation to meet which will help it achieve its aim of reforming the law. It sets out four priorities: To ensure that the law is fair, modern and … Read more >