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 in Parliament, including land registration and Sentencing Code (with a draft Bill)
- Making Wales-specific recommendations in the report, Planning Law in Wales, that was laid in Parliament and the Welsh Assembly simultaneously.
- Launching a range of consultations including for three leasehold projects, automated vehicles, anti-money laundering and electronic signatures
Law Commission Chair Sir Nicholas Green said:
“This past year has been one of considerable achievement for the Commission.
“Much of our work is on the cutting edge of law and will help new technology and industries to flourish in the UK. The recommendations we have made have the potential to improve and simplify the law and will have a real tangible impact on people in the UK.
“I’d like to thank our staff at the Commission and all those who have contributed to our law reform work for their hard work and expertise over the past year.
“We look forward to building on this work and continuing to recommend reforms to make the law simpler, clearer and fit for the future.”