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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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  • Annual report 2017-18 published

    The Law Commission’s Annual Report 2017-18 has been published. This page is also available in Welsh It reveals another positive year for the independent law reform body with: The publication of the 13th Programme of Law Reform – 14 new areas of law from automated vehicles to residential leasehold. The 6th Annual Scarman Lecture, delivered … Read more >

  • Nicholas Paines QC reappointed as Law Commissioner

    Nicholas Paines QC, has been reappointed for a further five years as the Law Commissioner for Public Law and the Law in Wales, the Government has announced. Originally appointed in November 2013, Mr Paines will now serve until 2023 working with the other Commissioners reforming the law to make it simple, modern and fair. Law … Read more >

  • Leasehold law set for radical reform

    Radical new proposals to provide a fairer deal for leasehold homeowners have been announced by the Law Commission. Following hot on the heels of plans by the Government to ban the sale of houses on a leasehold basis, the independent legal body is outlining a range of measures to help existing leasehold homeowners buy the … Read more >

  • Paving the way for clearer, simpler Welsh law

    The Law Commission has today published its responses to two Welsh Government initiatives set up to review and improve the accessibility of Welsh law. This page is available in Welsh. The consultation on the Legislation (Wales) Bill  introduces a key element of the legal body’s Form and Accessibility of the Law Applicable in Wales report. … Read more >