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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

Latest media

Latest news

  • Annual report 2018-19 published

    The Law Commission’s Annual Report 2018-19 has been published. This story is also available in Welsh. The annual report highlights the work that the Commission has done over the past twelve months, such as: A Commissioner outreach programme to encourage a greater diversity of applicants for Commissioner roles. Four reports with recommendations for reform laid … Read more >

  • Cyhoeddi adroddiad blynyddol 2018-19

    Cyhoeddwyd Adroddiad Blynyddol Comisiwn y Gyfraith ar gyfer 2018-19. Mae’r stori hon ar gael yn Saesneg hefyd. Mae’r adroddiad blynyddol yn amlygu’r gwaith y mae’r Comisiwn wedi’i wneud dros y deuddeg mis diwethaf, fel: Rhaglen estyn allan at ddarpar Gomisiynwyr i annog rhagor o amrywiaeth ymhlith ymgeiswyr ar gyfer rolau Comisiynydd. Pedwar adroddiad gydag argymhellion … Read more >

  • Law Commission begins work on weddings reform

    The Law Commission has begun reviewing the laws around how and where people can marry in England and Wales, having agreed the Terms of Reference for the project with the Government. The Commission aims to propose options for a simple and fair system to give modern couples meaningful choice about their wedding ceremony. The project … Read more >