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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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  • Improved drafting of Immigration Rules to save Government £70 million

    Improvements to the way that Immigration Rules are written and presented would make them easier to follow for applicants and save the Government almost £70 million over ten years. This is according to the Law Commission, the independent law reform agency, that published its report on the Simplification of the Immigration Rules today. The report, … 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 >

  • Law Commissions looks to future with self-driving vehicles

    Law Commissions publish proposals on the regulation of highly automated vehicles that operate without a driver (or “user-in-charge”) Potential benefits include reduced congestion and traffic accidents, and improved accessibility for disabled people This is the Law Commissions’ second consultation paper published on potential future regulation for automated vehicles, and is a major milestone in the … Read more >

  • Electronic signatures are valid, confirms Law Commission

    Electronic signatures can be used to execute documents, including where there is a statutory requirement for a signature, the Law Commission has today confirmed. This means that, in most cases, electronic signatures can be used as a viable alternative to handwritten ones. Businesses and individuals are already using electronic signatures on contracts every day. But … Read more >