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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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  • 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 >

  • Improved drafting of Immigration Rules to save Government £70 million

    Improvements to the way that Immigration Rules are written and presented would make them easier to follow for applicants and save the Government almost £70 million over ten years. This is according to the Law Commission, the independent law reform agency, that published its report on the Simplification of the Immigration Rules today. The report, … Read more >

  • Could you be one of our research assistants?

    Applications are now open for prospective research assistants at the Law Commission. Working as part of an expert team, research assistants help to shape UK law. You will have an opportunity to think deeply and work creatively in a challenging and supportive environment. Chambers, solicitors’ firms and universities regard time spent at the Law Commission … Read more >