Law Commission to review the trial process for sexual offences

The Law Commission has today [17 December 2021] launched a project to review how evidence is used in prosecutions of sexual offences, and to counter misconceptions about sexual harm (“rape myths”). The Law Commission will review the law, guidance and practice relating to the trial process in prosecutions of sexual offences – including rape – … Read more >

Law Commission recommends unified tribunal system in Wales

A new unified tribunal system should be introduced in Wales to replace the current fragmented tribunals, the Law Commission has announced today [9 December 2021]. A tribunal is a body set up to settle disputes, usually arising out of public bodies’ decisions. They provide justice to some of the most vulnerable people in society. But … Read more >

Comisiwn y Gyfraith yn argymell system dribiwnlysoedd unedig yng Nghymru

Dylid cyflwyno system dribiwnlysoedd unedig newydd yng Nghymru i ddisodli’r tribiwnlysoedd ar wahân fel ag y maent ar hyn o bryd, yn ôl cyhoeddiad Comisiwn y Gyfraith heddiw [9 Rhagfyr 2021]. Corff yw tribiwnlys sydd wedi’i sefydlu i ddatrys anghydfodau sydd fel arfer yn deillio o benderfyniadau cyrff cyhoeddus. Maen nhw’n darparu cyfiawnder i rai … Read more >

Reforms to protect disabled and LGBT+ victims, criminalise extremist misogynist “incel” hate material, and safeguard free speech

Reforms would ensure disabled and LGBT+ victims of hate crime receive same protection as those targeted because of their race and religion. Extending existing offences of stirring up hatred to cover incitement of violence and hatred on grounds of sex. Law Commission also recommends Government consider the need for public sexual harassment offence. New protection … Read more >

Law Commission to review the Arbitration Act 1996

The Law Commission has today, 30 November 2021, announced that it will conduct a review of the Arbitration Act 1996, the principal legislation governing arbitrations in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.  The review aims to ensure that the UK remains at the forefront of international dispute resolution. Since it was enacted, the Arbitration Act 1996 … Read more >

Law Commission expands its diversity work shadowing scheme

The Law Commission has today relaunched its diversity work shadowing scheme, expanding it to cover both Commissioner, and lawyer roles. For the law to be effective, it must be representative of the communities it covers. Therefore, we are keen to look to as broad and diverse a pool of talent as we possibly can to … Read more >

Update on the 14th Programme

The Chair of the Law Commission, Sir Nicholas Green, provides an update on the 14th Programme and the next steps.