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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 Commission seek views on corporate criminal liability

    The Law Commission is seeking views on whether, and how, the law relating to corporate criminal liability can be improved so that they appropriately capture and punish criminal offences committed by corporations, and their directors or senior management. In the year to September 2020, there were over 5,000 convictions of “non-natural persons” which includes companies, … Read more >

  • Proposals to improve safety of coal tips in Wales

    Law Commission proposals for a new safety regime would help to protect against a range of threats to coal tip safety and ensure all tips are dealt with in a consistent way. Mae’r stori yma ar gael yn Gymraeg hefyd. The Law Commission of England and Wales has today launched a consultation on a proposed … Read more >

  • Cynigion i gwella diogelwch tomennydd glo yng Nghymru

    Bydd cynigion Comisiwn y Gyfraith ar gyfer gyfundrefn diogelwch newydd yn helpu i amddiffyn yn erbyn ystod o fygythiadau i ddiogelwch tomennydd glo ac yn sicrhau bod tomennydd i gyd yn cael eu trin mewn ffordd gyson. This story is also available in English. Mae Comisiwn y Gyfraith Cymru a Lloegr wedi lansio ymgynghoriad heddiw … Read more >

  • Proposals to allow electronic documents would revolutionise trade

    The Law Commission has announced a consultation on proposals to allow for the legal recognition of electronic versions of documents such as bills of lading and bills of exchange. If implemented, the reforms could revolutionise global trade and bring the processes into the 21st Century. We are also considering reform of the legal treatment of … Read more >

  • Draft Bill for transfer of ownership rules published by Law Commission

    The Law Commission has today published a draft Bill that would introduce new rules into the Consumer Rights Act 2015 about the transfer of ownership under contracts for the sale of goods between a trader and a consumer. Consumers often pay for goods in advance of receiving them. This happens whenever consumers buy goods online. … Read more >