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

  • Annual report 2023-24 published

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    The Law Commission’s Annual Report 2023-24 has been published.  The annual report highlights the work the Law Commission has done from October 2023 to March 2024. We would like to thank colleagues across the Law Commission for their input and contribution to this annual report. This has been a particularly busy and productive period in … Read more >

  • Professor Penney Lewis reappointed as Commissioner and Professor Sarah Green to step down from Law Commission

    Professor Penney Lewis has been reappointed as Commissioner for Criminal Law for a further five years, the Government has announced. Originally appointed in 2020, Professor Lewis will now serve until 31 December 2029, leading on projects to ensure that the laws governing areas such as evidence in sexual offences prosecutions, criminal appeals and contempt of court … Read more >

  • Updated Value of Law Reform

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    The Law Commission has today published an update covering 2019 to 2023  looking at how law reform provides tangible and enduring benefits to the economy and society. The update shows the potential for economic gains in excess of £670 million and that our recommendations can lead to positive impacts for significant numbers of people. For … Read more >