Improved drafting of Immigration Rules to save Government £70 million

Improvements to the way that Immigration Rules are written and presented would make them easier to follow for applicants and save the Government almost £70 million over ten years. This is according to the Law Commission, the independent law reform agency, that published its report on the Simplification of the Immigration Rules today. The report, … 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 >

Law Commissions looks to future with self-driving vehicles

Law Commissions publish proposals on the regulation of highly automated vehicles that operate without a driver (or “user-in-charge”) Potential benefits include reduced congestion and traffic accidents, and improved accessibility for disabled people This is the Law Commissions’ second consultation paper published on potential future regulation for automated vehicles, and is a major milestone in the … Read more >

Electronic signatures are valid, confirms Law Commission

Electronic signatures can be used to execute documents, including where there is a statutory requirement for a signature, the Law Commission has today confirmed. This means that, in most cases, electronic signatures can be used as a viable alternative to handwritten ones. Businesses and individuals are already using electronic signatures on contracts every day. But … Read more >

New Commissioners announced at the Law Commission

The Government has today announced the appointments of Professor Penney Lewis and Professor Sarah Green as new Commissioners at the Law Commission for a period of five years. Professor Penney Lewis will replace Professor David Ormerod QC as the Commissioner for Criminal Law while Professor Sarah Green will replace Stephen Lewis as the Commissioner for … Read more >

Law Commission seeks views on intermediated securities

The Law Commission is asking individual investors, institutions and experts for their views on how well the system of intermediated securities works and where improvement is needed. The responses will inform the Commission’s scoping study into a system in which investors increasingly hold shares and bonds through a system of computerised credit entries administered by … Read more >

Annual report 2018-19 published

The Law Commission’s Annual Report 2018-19 has been published. This story is also available in Welsh. 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 … Read more >

Cyhoeddi adroddiad blynyddol 2018-19

Cyhoeddwyd Adroddiad Blynyddol Comisiwn y Gyfraith ar gyfer 2018-19. Mae’r stori hon ar gael yn Saesneg hefyd. Mae’r adroddiad blynyddol yn amlygu’r gwaith y mae’r Comisiwn wedi’i wneud dros y deuddeg mis diwethaf, fel: Rhaglen estyn allan at ddarpar Gomisiynwyr i annog rhagor o amrywiaeth ymhlith ymgeiswyr ar gyfer rolau Comisiynydd. Pedwar adroddiad gydag argymhellion … Read more >

Law Commission begins work on weddings reform

The Law Commission has begun reviewing the laws around how and where people can marry in England and Wales, having agreed the Terms of Reference for the project with the Government. The Commission aims to propose options for a simple and fair system to give modern couples meaningful choice about their wedding ceremony. The project … Read more >