The Law Commission is the statutory independent body created by the Law Commissions Act 1965 to keep the law of England and Wales under review and to recommend reform where it is needed. The aim of the Commission is to ensure that the law is:

  • fair
  • modern
  • simple
  • cost effective

Latest news

  • New Law Commission project to review the law on contempt of court

    The Law Commission of England and Wales has been asked by the Government to review the law on contempt of court and consider reform to improve its effectiveness, consistency, and coherence. “Contempt of court” refers to a wide variety of conduct by those involved in legal proceedings, which may impede or interfere with a court … Read more >

  • Law Commission starts debate on how to regulate remote driving

    The Law Commission of England and Wales have today published a paper asking for views on the need and options for regulating remote driving on public roads. Technology that enables an individual to drive a vehicle from a remote location already exists today – operating in controlled environments such as warehouses, farms and mines. The … Read more >

  • Update on the 14th Programme of Law Reform

    In 2021 the Law Commission consulted on a new Programme of Law Reform to be agreed in due course with the Lord Chancellor. We received around 500 responses to our consultation, covering nearly 200 possibilities for law reform. The Commission has today decided to extend the timetable for finalising the Programme. We have concluded that … Read more >

  • Recommendations to improve safety of coal tips in Wales

    Law Commission recommendations for a new safety regime would help to protect against a range of threats to coal tip safety and ensure all tips are dealt with in a consistent way. The Law Commission of England and Wales has today published its report recommending a new coal tip safety regime in Wales that would … Read more >