Review of the Arbitration Act 1996

Project status: Consultation

Download the consultation paper here.  Download a summary of the consultation paper here. We request responses to the consultation by Thursday 15 December 2022. Responses to the consultation may be submitted using this online form. Where possible, it would be helpful if this form were used. Alternatively, comments may be sent by email to arbitration@lawcommission.gov.uk.  … Read more >

Digital assets: which law, which court?

Project status: Pre-consultation

Read the press release here. This project was previously called “Conflict of laws and emerging technology” The problem In recent years, the Law Commission has undertaken a range of work on emerging technology, including digital assets and electronic trade documents. In each of these law reform projects, several conflict of laws issues have been identified, … Read more >

Electronic trade documents

Project status: Complete

Download the report and draft legislation here. Download the summary of the report here. Download the Welsh summary of the report here. The problem International trade is worth around £1.266 trillion to the UK. The process of moving goods across borders involves a range of actors including transportation, insurance, finance and logistics service providers. We … Read more >

Rheoleiddio Diogelwch Tomennydd Glo yng Nghymru

Project status: Complete

Lawrlwythwch yr adroddiad yma. Lawrlwythwch grynodeb yr adroddiad yma. Click here to read the English version of this page. Y broblem Nid yw’r ddeddfwriaeth bresennol sy’n ymwneud a thomennydd glo yn delio’n effeithlon gyda’r rheolaeth o domennydd glo anweithredol. Mae hyn yn bwysig, am fod y tirlithriadau tomennydd glo digwyddodd yng Nghymru yn Chwefror 2020 … Read more >

Regulating Coal Tip Safety in Wales

Project status: Complete

Read the Regulating Coal Tip Safety report here. Read the summary of the Regulating Coal Tip Safety report here. You can view responses to the consultation here. Pwyswch yma i ddarllen y fersiwn Cymraeg o’r tudalen yma. All the supporting documents can be found at the bottom of the page. The problem The current legislation … Read more >

Corporate Criminal Liability

Project status: Complete

Download the summary of the options paper here. Download the full options paper here. Download the impact assessment here. View the press release here.    The problem The general rule for attributing liability to companies in English and Welsh criminal law is the ‘identification principle’. This states that where a particular mental state is required, … Read more >

Digital assets

Project status: Analysis of responses

Download the consultation paper (July 2022) here. Download a summary of the consultation paper here. The problem Digital assets are increasingly important in modern society. They are used for an expanding variety of purposes — including as valuable things in themselves, as a means of payment, or to represent or be linked to other things … Read more >

Devolved Tribunals in Wales

Project status: Complete

Download the report paper here. Download the summary of the report here. This page is available in Welsh here. You can view responses to the consultation here. The problem A tribunal is a body set up to settle disputes, usually following public bodies’ decisions. But the rules and procedures for the devolved tribunals in Wales … Read more >

Consumer sales contracts: transfer of ownership

Project status: Complete

Download the report and draft legislation here Download the summary of the report here Download a Welsh summary of the report here The problem Consumers often pay for goods in advance of receiving them. This happens whenever consumers buy goods online. It can also happen when consumers pay for goods in a physical store, but … Read more >

Taking, making and sharing intimate images without consent

Project status: Complete

Download a summary of the report here. Download the full report here.  Read the interim response from the MoJ here.  View the press release here. Our project The origins of this project are rooted in our Abusive and Offensive Online Communications Scoping Report which was published in November 2018. The purpose of that Report was … Read more >