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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 seeking a new Non-Executive Board Member

    We are looking to recruit a new Non-Executive Board Member (NEBM) to the Law Commission Board. The successful applicant will support the Commission in improving our corporate governance and financial management, and will help shape our strategy for the future of law reform. The NEBM will help us to deliver our vision of: Being the … Read more >

  • Could you be one of our research assistants?

    Applications are now open for prospective research assistants at the Law Commission. Working as part of an expert team, research assistants help to shape UK law. You will have an opportunity to think deeply and work creatively in a challenging and supportive environment. Chambers, solicitors’ firms and universities regard time spent at the Law Commission … Read more >

  • Allech chi fod yn un o’n cynorthwywyr ymchwil?

    Mae ceisiadau bellach ar agor ar gyfer swyddi cynorthwywyr ymchwil yn y Comisiwn Cyfraith. Fel cynorthwyydd ymchwil, byddwch yn helpu i lunio cyfraith y DU fel rhan o dîm arbenigol, gan feddwl yn ddwfn a gweithio’n greadigol mewn amgylchedd heriol a chefnogol. Mae siambrau, cwmnïau cyfreithwyr a phrifysgolion yn ystyried y profiad o weithio gyda’r … Read more >

  • The time is right for commonhold announce Law Commission

    The Law Commission today has proposed reforms that would support the expansion of commonhold as an alternative to leasehold. Commonhold was introduced in 2002 as a new way to own property. Commonhold allows a person to own a freehold flat and at the same time be a member of the company which owns and manages … Read more >

  • Law Commission launches reforms to planning law in Wales

    The Law Commission has published a wide-ranging report proposing over 190 technical reforms to planning law as it applies in Wales. This will hopefully lead to the appearance of a new Planning Act, as the centrepiece of a new Planning Code for Wales. (Cymru) Public Law Commissioner Nicholas Paines QC says: “Planning law is simple … Read more >