Law Commission seeking a new Non-Executive Board Member

We are looking to recruit a new Non-Executive Board Member (NEBM) to the Law Commission Board. The successful applicant will support the Commission in improving our corporate governance and financial management, and will help shape our strategy for the future of law reform. The NEBM will help us to deliver our vision of: Being the … Read more >

Could you be one of our research assistants?

Applications are now open for prospective research assistants at the Law Commission. Working as part of an expert team, research assistants help to shape UK law. You will have an opportunity to think deeply and work creatively in a challenging and supportive environment. Chambers, solicitors’ firms and universities regard time spent at the Law Commission … Read more >

Allech chi fod yn un o’n cynorthwywyr ymchwil?

Mae ceisiadau bellach ar agor ar gyfer swyddi cynorthwywyr ymchwil yn y Comisiwn Cyfraith. Fel cynorthwyydd ymchwil, byddwch yn helpu i lunio cyfraith y DU fel rhan o dîm arbenigol, gan feddwl yn ddwfn a gweithio’n greadigol mewn amgylchedd heriol a chefnogol. Mae siambrau, cwmnïau cyfreithwyr a phrifysgolion yn ystyried y profiad o weithio gyda’r … Read more >

The time is right for commonhold announce Law Commission

The Law Commission today has proposed reforms that would support the expansion of commonhold as an alternative to leasehold. Commonhold was introduced in 2002 as a new way to own property. Commonhold allows a person to own a freehold flat and at the same time be a member of the company which owns and manages … Read more >

Law Commission launches reforms to planning law in Wales

The Law Commission has published a wide-ranging report proposing over 190 technical reforms to planning law as it applies in Wales. This will hopefully lead to the appearance of a new Planning Act, as the centrepiece of a new Planning Code for Wales. (Cymru) Public Law Commissioner Nicholas Paines QC says: “Planning law is simple … Read more >

Comisiwn y Gyfraith yn lansio diwygiadau i gyfraith cynllunio yng Nghymru

Mae Comisiwn y Gyfraith wedi cyhoeddi adroddiad eang ei gwmpas sy’n cynnig dros 190 o ddiwygiadau technegol i gyfraith cynllunio fel y mae’n gymwys yng Nghymru. Bydd hyn, gobeithio, yn arwain at Ddeddf Cynllunio newydd, fel canolbwynt Cod Cynllunio newydd i Gymru. (English) Medd Nicholas Paines CF, Comisiynydd Cyfraith Gyhoeddus: “Mae cyfraith cynllunio yn syml … Read more >

New Sentencing Code to help prevent unlawful sentences being handed out

A new Sentencing Code will reduce the number of unlawful sentences being handed out and save £250 million over ten years, the Law Commission has announced today. When they sentence offenders, judges have to contend with more than 1,300 pages of law filled with outdated and inaccessible language. This law is contained in over 65 … Read more >

Law Commissions open consultation into new rules for UK’s self-driving future

Consultation launched into future rules for automated vehicles Findings will feed into the transport regulations of the next generation Consultation marks a major early milestone in the three-year review by the Law Commission of England and Wales and the Scottish Law Commission The Law Commission of England and Wales and the Scottish Law Commission are … Read more >

Confiscation regime review to ensure crime doesn’t pay

Confiscation laws will be reviewed to ensure they’re effectively depriving convicted offenders of their ill-gotten gains, the Law Commission has announced today. No one doubts that crime should not pay. The confiscation regime is one means by which offenders can be deprived of any benefits they have gained through criminal conduct. However, the law on … Read more >

Government asks Law Commission to conduct a full review of weddings law

The Law Commission welcomes the Chancellor’s announcement that the Government will ask the Law Commission to review the laws around weddings in England and Wales. The project will look to propose options for a simpler and fairer system to give modern couples meaningful choice. We look forward to settling the Terms of Reference for the … Read more >