Our policies and procedures
Code of Best Practice for Law Commissioners
The Code of Best Practice draws on the Treasury model ‘Code of Best Practice for Board Members of Public Bodies’. It takes particular account of the recommendations in the First Report of the Committee on Standards in Public Life.
Protocol between the Lord Chancellor (on behalf of the Government) and the Law Commission
The Lord Chancellor and the Law Commission for England and Wales have agreed a statutory protocol governing how Government departments and the Law Commission should work together on law reform projects.
HM Government Code of Practice on Consultations
The Law Commission is a signatory to the Government Code of Practice on Consultation and we carry out our consultations in accordance with the Code criteria.
Equality and diversity statement
This statement sets out the Law Commission’s commitment to equality and diversity and the steps we take to ensure that equality and diversity issues are taken fully into account in our work.
Welsh language policy
In accordance with section 7 of the Welsh Language Act 1993, the Commission has adopted the principle that in the conduct of public business in Wales, it will treat the English and Welsh languages on a basis of equality.
The Welsh language policy sets out how the principle of equality will be given effect within the overarching Ministry of Justice Welsh Language Scheme.
2021 update to Welsh Language policy
2017 update to Welsh Language policy
The Law Commission follows the rules for outside activities set out in the Ministry of Justice conduct policy. We follow the Law Commission guidelines for activities not covered by the conduct policy.
Gifts and hospitality
You can also see the gifts and hospitality register from 2010-11 until now.