Annual report 2020-21 published

The Law Commission’s Annual Report 2020-21 has been published.

This story is also available in Welsh (Mae’r stori hon ar gael yn y Gymraeg hefyd).

The annual report highlights the work that the Commission has done over the past twelve months, such as:

  • Agreeing new governance and funding arrangements with the Lord Chancellor and Ministry of Justice
  • Launching the consultation for our 14th Programme of Law Reform
  • Launching our first Diversity and Inclusion strategy
  • Publishing eight reports since the last annual report covering leasehold reform, consumer sales contracts and modernisation of the communications offences among other projects.
  • Publishing a wide range of consultations including on coal tips in Wales, electronic trade documents, intimate image abuse, hate crime laws and weddings during the year.
  • Producing a first economic analysis of the value of law reform based on the Commission’s recommendations

Sir Nicholas Green, Chair of the Law Commission said:

“Despite the continued challenge of working away from the office for much of the year, these past twelve months have been one of significant achievement for the Law Commission.

“Our new funding arrangement has provided certainty about our income and allowed us to focus on what we do best, simplifying and improving the law. I would like to thank the Lord Chancellor and Ministry of Justice for working with us on the arrangements.

“The law reform recommendations we have made over the last year will simplify and improve the law in a number of vital areas. I would like to thank everyone at the Commission for their hard work and also to those from outside the organisation who have contributed to our law reform work by providing their support, views and expertise.”