Applications are open for two Commissioner roles until 24/04/2019. Find out more here

The Law Commission is keen to hear from those interested in becoming a Commissioner. There are two routes we would encourage you to consider:

  1. Engage with us now about forthcoming appointments
  2. Participate in our Diversity Work Shadowing Scheme



In order to be considered for appointment as a Law Commissioner, you must meet the criteria in section 1(2) of the Law Commissions Act 1965, which requires you to be the holder of a judicial office, or a person who has a general qualification within the meaning of section 71 of the Courts and Legal Services Act 1990, or a teacher of law in a University.


“I saw the advert and thought that’s a fantastic job for someone. I would never have thought of applying myself until someone suggested I should think about doing so.”

Professor Nick Hopkins, Law Commissioner, Property, Family and Trust Law