Welcome

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

Latest media

Latest news

  • Sentencing (Pre-consolidation Amendment) Bill introduced to Parliament

    The Sentencing (Pre-consolidation Amendment) Bill has been introduced into Parliament. This short technical Bill is necessary to pave the way for the main Sentencing Code Bill to be introduced as a consolidation Bill. Once passed, the Sentencing Code will introduce a “clean sweep” of the old sentencing law so that anyone convicted once the Code … Read more >

  • Llywodraeth Cymru yn cyhoeddi ymateb interim yn croesawu’r adroddiad ar Gyfraith Cynllunio yng Nghymru

    Mae Llywodraeth Cymru wedi darparu ymateb interim i argymhellion Comisiwn y Gyfraith ar wella’r Gyfraith Cynllunio yng Nghymru. Cyhoeddwyd adroddiad Comisiwn y Gyfraith – Cyfraith Cynllunio yng Nghymru – ym mis Tachwedd 2018, a chafodd ei gyflwyno gerbron y Senedd a’r Cynulliad Cenedlaethol.  Yn yr adroddiad, rydym yn cyflwyno cyfres o argymhellion, gan gynnwys argymell … Read more >

  • Commission welcomes research on supported will-making

    The Law Commission welcomes the publication of Supported Will-Making: A Socio-Legal Study of Experiences, Values, and Potential in Supporting Testamentary Capacity by Professor Rosie Harding, Dr Ezgi Taşcıoğlu and Magdalena Furgalska. Professor Harding’s research team conducted empirical research of the experiences of intellectually disabled people when making wills. Finding a gap in support for people … Read more >