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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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  • Events: Have your say on our Sentencing Code plans

    As part of the Law Commission’s consultation on a new sentencing code it will host a series of free public events. Currently, the law of sentencing procedure is contained in many different Acts of Parliament, dating as far back as the 14th century. It is often not clear how the Acts apply and many use … Read more >

  • Charities need right rules to run effectively – report

    Reforms to charity law could save millions

    Changes to the law could help charities run more effectively, according to the Law Commission. In a new report – Technical Issues in Charity Law – published today, the Commission says that problems in charity law prevent or delay legitimate charitable activities. Discourage people from volunteering. And force charities to obtain professional advice that should … Read more >

  • Have your say on wills proposals

    As part of the Law Commission’s consultation on the laws around making a will it will host a series of free public events. Law Commissioner Professor Nick Hopkins and the project team will set out their proposals for change and ask for local people’s views to help form their final recommendations to government. There are … Read more >

  • Technical consultation to simplify sentencing launched

    A new consultation which looks to tidy up sentencing law has been launched by the Law Commission. Currently, the law of sentencing procedure is contained in many different Acts of Parliament, dating as far back as the 14th century. It is often not clear how the Acts apply and many use outdated and inaccessible language. … Read more >

  • Welsh government makes move towards clearer, simpler law

    The Welsh Government has accepted the majority of the Law Commission’s recommendations found in our 2016 report on the Form and Accessibility of the Law Applicable in Wales. The report made a number of recommendations to make the law made in Wales clearer, simpler and easier to access. It proposed that significant areas of the … Read more >