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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 guidance needed to improve anti-money laundering regime

    A new advisory board and statutory guidance would reduce wasted time and improve the UK’s ability to tackle money laundering and terrorist financing, the Law Commission has announced. Money laundering, in particular, is estimated to cost every household in the UK £255 a year and allows criminals to profit from their crimes. Banks and other … Read more >

  • Law Commission begins review of intermediated securities system

    The Law Commission has begun reviewing the system of intermediated securities in order to identify potential issues for both investors and companies. Shares and bonds are increasingly held through a system of “dematerialisation” and “intermediation”. In other words, paper certificates have been replaced by a system in which most investors “own” securities through computerised credit … Read more >