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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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Latest news

  • New Welsh law reform project on tribunals announced

    Carwyn Jones, the First Minister of Wales, has announced that the Law Commission will review the laws which govern tribunals in Wales. View this story in Welsh A tribunal is a body set up to settle disputes and to review public bodies’ decisions. But the rules and procedures for the devolved Welsh tribunals are complicated … Read more >

  • Annual report 2017-18 published

    The Law Commission’s Annual Report 2017-18 has been published. This page is also available in Welsh It reveals another positive year for the independent law reform body with: The publication of the 13th Programme of Law Reform – 14 new areas of law from automated vehicles to residential leasehold. The 6th Annual Scarman Lecture, delivered … Read more >