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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 to review the Arbitration Act 1996

    The Law Commission has today, 30 November 2021, announced that it will conduct a review of the Arbitration Act 1996, the principal legislation governing arbitrations in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.  The review aims to ensure that the UK remains at the forefront of international dispute resolution. Since it was enacted, the Arbitration Act 1996 … Read more >

  • Law Commission expands its diversity work shadowing scheme

    The Law Commission has today relaunched its diversity work shadowing scheme, expanding it to cover both Commissioner, and lawyer roles. For the law to be effective, it must be representative of the communities it covers. Therefore, we are keen to look to as broad and diverse a pool of talent as we possibly can to … Read more >

  • Update on the 14th Programme

    The Chair of the Law Commission, Sir Nicholas Green, provides an update on the 14th Programme and the next steps.