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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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  • Julian Farrand

    The Law Commission was very sad to learn of the death of Julian Farrand. He served as Law Commissioner between 1984 to 1989, leading the Property Law Team. The Property Law reports we published during this period covered a variety of subjects including Land Registration, Transfer of Land and Conveyancing. It is of particular note … Read more >

  • Consultation to update Victorian-era transfer of ownership rules

    Consultation on draft legislation that would reform and simplify Victorian-era rules on when consumers acquire ownership of goods under sales contracts This would clarify rules used when consumers have ordered goods online or where a retailer goes insolvent before the consumer has received the goods The Law Commission has today [27 July 2020] launched a … Read more >

  • Millions of leaseholders to benefit from Law Commission reforms

    Package of reforms to transform the future of home ownership in England and Wales Improvements would make it easier and cheaper for homeowners to buy the freehold or extend their lease, and to take control of the management of their block of flats or an estate Reforms would also improve commonhold to ensure it is … Read more >

  • Annual report 2019-20 published

    The Law Commission’s Annual Report 2019-20 has been published. This story is also available in Welsh (Mae’r stori hon ar gael yn y Gymraeg hefyd). The annual report highlights the work that the Commission has done over the past twelve months, such as: Hosting the seventh Scarman lecture where we heard from Baroness Hale, the … Read more >

  • Adroddiad blynyddol 2019-20 wedi’i gyhoeddi

    Mae Adroddiad Blynyddol Comisiwn y Gyfraith 2019-20 wedi’i gyhoeddi. Mae’r stori hon ar gael yn y Gymraeg hefyd (This story is also available in English). Mae’r adroddiad blynyddol yn amlygu’r gwaith mae’r Comisiwn wedi’i wneud yn ystod y deuddeg mis diwethaf, fel: Cynnal y seithfed ddarlith Scarman lle clywsom gan y Farwnes Hale, Arlywydd y … Read more >