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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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  • Law Commissions open consultation into new rules for UK’s self-driving future

    Consultation launched into future rules for automated vehicles Findings will feed into the transport regulations of the next generation Consultation marks a major early milestone in the three-year review by the Law Commission of England and Wales and the Scottish Law Commission The Law Commission of England and Wales and the Scottish Law Commission are … Read more >

  • Confiscation regime review to ensure crime doesn’t pay

    Confiscation laws will be reviewed to ensure they’re effectively depriving convicted offenders of their ill-gotten gains, the Law Commission has announced today. No one doubts that crime should not pay. The confiscation regime is one means by which offenders can be deprived of any benefits they have gained through criminal conduct. However, the law on … Read more >

  • Government asks Law Commission to conduct a full review of weddings law

    The Law Commission welcomes the Chancellor’s announcement that the Government will ask the Law Commission to review the laws around weddings in England and Wales. The project will look to propose options for a simpler and fairer system to give modern couples meaningful choice. We look forward to settling the Terms of Reference for the … Read more >

  • Law Commission review into hate crime announced

    The Law Commission is to complete a wide-ranging review into hate crime to explore how to make current legislation more effective and consider if there should be additional protected characteristics such as misogyny and age. Professor David Ormerod QC, Law Commissioner said: “Our project will ensure that the criminal law provides consistent and effective protection … Read more >