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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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  • Government shelves Goods Mortgages Bill

    The Government has announced that it will not bring forward the Law Commission’s Goods Mortgages Bill. The Bill had been announced in last year’s Queen’s Speech and would have replaced the Victorian‑era Bills of Sale Acts – bringing greater protections to those who had taken out or who had unwittingly purchased cars with so-called “logbook … Read more >

  • Leasehold law reform work will improve lives of millions – Hopkins

    Professor Nick Hopkins has pledged that the Law Commission’s leasehold reform recommendations to government will provide a “better deal for leaseholders”. Announced as part of the 13th Programme of Law Reform, the Law Commission residential leasehold and commonhold project aims to improve consumer choice, provide greater fairness, and make the process of enfranchisement easier, quicker … Read more >

  • Commission welcomes steps towards accessible Welsh Law

    Law Commission Nicholas Paines QC has welcomed the launch of a consultation on a new Welsh Government Bill which aims to make the law accessible, simple and clear. The twelve-week consultation on the Legislation (Wales) Bill brings forward one of the key recommendations from the Law Commission’s Form and Accessibility of the Law Applicable in … Read more >

  • Sentencing Code considers additional youth sentencing laws – consultation

    The Law Commission has launched a short consultation on youth sentencing as part of its work to create a single Sentencing Code. Over the past three years the Commission has consulted widely on plans to make sentencing simpler, fairer and quicker through the introduction of a consolidated Code. A small number of youth sentencing laws … Read more >