Update on the 14th Programme

The consultation on the Law Commission’s 14th Programme of Law Reform was open for more than four months and closed at the end of July.

I would like to thank everyone who responded to our consultation, whether as individuals or on behalf of an organisation. We have been extremely impressed by the work and thought that has gone into these proposals and the quality of the ideas.

We have received more than 170 worked-up ideas for law reform, spanning almost every area of the law in England and Wales. The vast majority have been prepared by organisations and bodies that represent large numbers of specialists or others affected by the proposed law change. We have also received some very interesting ideas from individual members of the public.

These invaluable contributions will help shape a great deal of our work for the next few years.

Across all of our law reform teams, we have begun the process of analysing the proposals with the aim of creating a shortlist of potential law reform projects early in the new year. We will then work with colleagues across Government, and in the Ministry of Justice in particular, to finalise our 14th Programme of Law Reform. We aim to publish the final Programme, subject to the Lord Chancellor’s approval, during the first half of 2022.

We will provide future updates on the process on our website, so please keep checking back for further information.





Sir Nicholas Green