Extension to the Chair’s tenure at the Law Commission announced

The Ministry of Justice has announced that the Lord Chancellor, the Rt Hon Robert Buckland QC, has approved an extension to Sir Nicholas Green’s tenure as Chair of the Law Commission for one year from 1 August 2021.

The Chair was appointed on 1 August 2018 and will now serve until 31 July 2022.

Sir Nicholas Green, Chair of the Law Commission said:

“I am delighted to continue at the Law Commission until July 2022. This is a particularly important time at the Commission. Not only do we have a significant number of important ongoing projects, but we have also just launched our 14th Programme of law reform. The Programme comes at a time of significant societal and technological change, so I am very pleased to be able to remain at the Commission while the Programme is being developed.”


Sir Nicholas Green

Sir Nicholas was appointed as Chair on 1 August 2018. Sir Nicholas is a former academic having lectured at the University of Southampton and the University of London. He was called to the Bar in 1986 and appointed a Queen’s Counsel in 1998. He was made a judge of the High Court of Justice (Queen’s Bench Division) in 2013 and in June 2018 it was announced he would be joining the Court of Appeal. Sir Nicholas has also previously served as Chairman of the Bar Council and the Advocacy Training Council.

14th Programme of Law Reform

We launched a consultation on our 14th Programme of Law Reform on 24 March 2021. You can find out more about it here.